JobBRIEF October 2016 ι Vol. 7 Issue 10
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Exciting Exhibits Make Youth Career Expo a Success!

Southeast Texas' 2nd annual Youth Career Expo received high satisfaction marks from students and teachers for being creative, informative and just 'plain fun'. On Thursday, September 29th, over 100 Exhibitors representing various businesses, displayed jobs and occupations for Construction & Manufacturing, Law and Public Safety, Business, Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), Hospitality, Public Safety, Health Science, and Transportation & Logistics. The Youth Expo Surveys completed by the students after the event indicated an overwhelming approval of "Awesome!" and "Well worth my time" by 94 percent of the respondents. At final count, 2,563 students from 30 different schools attended the Youth Career Expo.


Employers: Sign Up Now for the Hiring Red, White & You! Veterans Job Fair

Employers - Connect with local Vets at the 2016 Hiring Red, White & You! Veterans Job Fair

Southeast Texas will host the 5th annual Veterans Job Fair on November 10, 2016, at the Port Arthur Bob Bowers Civic Center, from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. The event is designed to connect employers with manpower needs to Veterans who are seeking employment and the opportunity to utilize the high-level skills, discipline and work ethics many Vets possess through their military experiences.


Three Things You Need to Know

1. New Contact Information for Wage & Hour

2. Reminder: Work Opportunity Tax Credit Forms available on-line

3. Top Ten In-Demand Occupations in Southeast Texas


Latest Labor Market Stats

Unemployment figures for Southeast Texas metropolitan statistical area (MSA) improved slightly according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The unemployment rate for September was 7.2 percent, down .2 percent from 7.4 percent in August. Job growth was indicated in several industries including Government state/local, Mining, Logging & Construction, and Administrative Support/Remediation.


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