JobBRIEF November 2017 ι Vol. 8 Issue 10
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Thank you for Supporting Our Veterans!

Keeping in the spirit of thanksgiving, Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas would like to express its’ sincere appreciation to the businesses, educational institutions and associations for their participation in the 6th Annual Hiring Red, White & You! Veterans Job Fair (HRWY). The event, held Thursday, November 9, 2017, at the Beaumont Workforce Solutions Center on Park Street, hosted forty one (41) businesses and employers.


Workforce Employment Initiative Helps with Local Recovery

Local Southeast Texas communities and the entire state has made great strides in recovery from Hurricane Harvey. Evidence supporting this recovery is reflected in our metropolitan statistical area’s (MSA) unemployment rate of 6.3 percent, down almost 2 percentage points from September, and the state's record low unemployment rate. Workforce Solutions has joined the recovery efforts and placed 80 individuals, who lost jobs due to the hurricane, into temporary jobs related to recovery, clean-up and humanitarian efforts.


Three Things You Need to Know

1. Celebrating Apprenticeship Programs for Texas

2. Your "Texas-Style" Human Resource Guide

3. Workforce Solutions Holiday Schedule


Latest Labor Market Stats
Unemployment data indicates Southeast Texas is well on the road to recovery after Hurricane Harvey. The October 2017 unemployment rate was 6.3 percent, a full 1.7 percent lower than September's rate of 8.2, as businesses add manpower to meet the demands of remediation and rebuilding.


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Marilyn Smith, Executive Director 409.719.4750
Pamela Wise, Workforce Liaison 409.719.4752
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