August 2013 - Vol4 Issue 8


Hiring is Happening with Workforce Solutions

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As we move toward the final quarter of 2013, employers from various industries continue to partner with Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas to hire new workers.

In Port Arthur, Workforce staff participated in the September 12th Port Arthur Housing Authority and ITEX Group “20/20 Job Fair.” The event was held for subcontractors who will be potentially working on demolition of old housing units and rebuilding relocated units. Businesses specializing in demolitions, fence erecting, roofing, plumbing, glass, HVAC and installation, and general construction all participated in the job fair. An estimated 600 job seekers met with the companies to get information on the future jobs.

Currently, S & B Contractors has a hiring office at the Port Arthur Workforce facility and will be accepting applications from jobs seekers for skilled craft Journeyman/Helper positions, civil carpenters, rod busters, cement finishers, and crane operators. The company is particularly interested in job seekers with NCCER , TWIC, and ISTC certifications for work to be done inside of local refineries. Workforce staff plans to interview 75 to 100 applicants daily for these positions.

In Orange, staffing agencies are working with Center staff and actively hiring experienced food and accommodations workers for job openings in several hotels and gaming institutions. Other positions available through the Orange Workforce Center are computer programmers, survey crew helpers and rod-man/concrete workers.

Beaumont Workforce Center staff is helping employers recruit and hire tractor/truck drivers with Class A or Class B commercial drivers’ licenses, TWIC, ISCT and Department of Transportation certification. Job seekers will be required to pass a background check and drug screen. In October, HR representatives for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) will be screening for correctional officers.

We’re ready to help your business as well. Contact our Employer Solutions Representatives at 1-877-834-JOBS (5627) for cost-effective and efficient assistance in recruiting, assessing and hiring qualified employees.

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