JobBRIEF: November Vol.4 Issue 11
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Thank you for your Red, White & You support!

On behalf of Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas, Texas Workforce Commission and Texas
Veterans Commission, we offer our sincerest gratitude to the businesses, educational institutions
and service organizations that participated in the 2013 Hiring Red, White and You! Veterans Job Fair.

These entities joined together to answer the call of more than 200 veterans and help former military
service members from Jefferson, Hardin, and Orange counties transition successfully to civilian life
with opportunities for gainful employment, a chance to attend a local community college or take
training classes to enhance their skill set.

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Thank you to employers and providers …

These 83 employers, veteranís service providers, educational and training institutions made the
2013 Hiring Red, White and You! Veterans Job Fair a success. Our thanks to all!

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In closing the Hiring RWY Job Fair …

And finally, as we close out the 2nd Annual Hiring RWY Veterans Job Fair, we want to emphasize
the variety of job opportunities offered to local veterans and other job seekers in Southeast Texas.

Unemployment for veterans who served after 9/11, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is
10%. It remains important that skilled and experienced veterans can look to Southeast Texas
industries such as oil/gas, construction, engineering, hospitals and healthcare, city and county
government, financial and banking, telecommunications, higher education, and staffing agencies
to find meaningful and productive job opportunities.

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Join us in welcoming our newest board member, Harold Whitfield. Harold is the Area Manager for the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) in its Beaumont field office.

Figures released today show continued, steady improvement in the number of unemployed workers in Southeast Texas. The sustained improvement is for both month-to-month numbers and year-to- year comparisons.

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