Job Brief

October 2020 ι VOLUME 11 ι ISSUE 9
October 2020 Southeast Texas UI Claimant Update
UI outreach
The number of Unemployment claimants continues to decline in Southeast Texas, according to data from the Texas Workforce Commission. As of reporting period 9/16/2020 to 10/17/2020, the active UI claimant count stands at 2,864. Workforce Center staff outreaches specifically to UI claimants to assist those individuals with employment needs and returning to work. Our workforce development area (WDA) ranks 14th on the list of Texas counties for number of UI claimants as the unemployment rate for the state continues to improve.

1,173 UI Claimants Contacted

1,301 Total Number of Referrals (to one or more jobs)

13 UI Claimants contacted reported as hired through October 23, 2020

With the reinstatement of work search by TWC, we expect an increase in the local talent pool of skilled and experienced workers available for employment. Accordingly, the workforce center staff will provide weekly opportunities for employers and businesses to recruit applicants through Virtual job fairs utilizing the Brazen on-line platform. Please visit our website to view upcoming virtual job fairs. To meet immediate hiring needs, please call the Employer Services Specialists at 1-877-834-5627 to schedule customized hiring events.

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