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May 2021 ι VOLUME 12 ι ISSUE 4
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The Texas Restaurant Recovery Initiative has launched! Click THIS LINK to view the videos & other pertinent industry information.
Upcoming Events

June Virtual Job Fairs: June 3rd and June 24th

Restaurant and Hospitality Job Fair June 8, 2021

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Workforce Board News

The workforce board will not meet in June. Please continue to check our website for updates.
International Paper

International Paper selected for Employer of Excellence Award

The Board is proud to honor International Paper as the 2020 Southeast Texas Outstanding Local Employer of Excellence. International Paper is a local-based, private-sector employer whose efforts and initiatives have created long-lasting positive effects for students, employees, and the entire community of Orange, Texas.

The International Paper Orange Containerboard Mill has been an industry fixture in the community for the past half-century and produces fiber-based packaging, pulp and a variety of other consumer-based paper products for customers around the globe. Understanding the need of a strong dependable workforce, International Paper has partnered with Workforce Solutions, to hire skilled jobseekers who can contribute to International Paper's success.

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TWC Appoints Misko to Workforce Board
The Texas Workforce Commission appointed Daniel Misko, ExxonMobil Refinery, to the Southeast Texas Workforce Development board in May. Misko, a mechanical manager for ExxonMobil, received his chemical engineering degree from Virginia Tech.

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Take Note: Respond to UI Notices On-line Employers may utilize the Texas Workforce Commission's site to submit responses to Notice of Application for Unemployment Benefits. The on-line response system requires the same information as the written/hard-copy request. Employers can print and save the submission confirmations. Click HERE for more information.
Training - the Key to Self Sufficiency
Vanessa Diaz was working two jobs as she struggled to maintain her independence and become self-sufficient. However, the low wages she received as a retail clerk in addition to a job providing clerical support in an office did not provide health benefits for her or her family. Vanessa's desire was to work in the medical field, a high demand industry in Southeast Texas.

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Unemployment Rates - April 2021

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