JobBRIEF September 2015 ι Vol. 6 Issue 9
Our Vision - "A world-class competitive workforce for Southeast Texas."
Click here for the current 2015 Youth Career Expo EXHIBITORS List.
Texas' Unemployment Rate Drops to Lowest Since 2001 Click this link to read entire press release.
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Employers: INVEST Your Business in Our FUTURE Workforce

Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas, our Board members and staff, invite your company to join us at the 2015 Youth Career Expo and help expose local students to in-demand occupations with advancement and career growth potential in Southeast Texas. If you are a business looking to increase your talent pipeline, this is an excellent opportunity to 'educate' and reach students who may become your next skilled employee.

The agenda for the day starts with Orientation sessions to be presented by HR volunteers with the Southeast Texas Human Resources Associations (SETHRA) utilizing curriculum from Junior Achievement. The session information will emphasize work readiness, career development, and interviewing skills. The students will then be able to visit the Exhibit floor, view demonstrations and complete their Expo assignment sheet.


Southeast Texas Selected as "Local Workforce Board of the Year" by TVC

Southeast Texas was recently honored by the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) and presented the Local Workforce Development Board of the Year for Program Year 2014. The Award was presented to Marilyn Smith, Executive Director and Ira McNeil, Business Consultant, at the 68th Annual Statewide Training Conference in Galveston, Texas, on September 15, 2015.

The local Texas Veterans Commission staff nominated the Southeast Texas Board in recognition of cooperative working partnership, leadership and support of Veterans' initiatives and programs, and overall 'exceptional' service to Veterans. Local TVC staff includes Michele Lopez, Port Arthur Workforce Center, Louis Spadaccini, Orange Workforce Center, Harold Green and Harry Reed, Beaumont Workforce Center and Harding County.


Three Things You Need to Know

1. Recent Ruling - Pay Secrecy Policies for Federal Contractors

2. Texas has $48.5 Million Available for Employee Training

3. Top Ten Occupational Categories in Southeast Texas


Workforce Commissioner will Present Small Business Awards
Commission Anders Alcantar, Chairman and Commissioner Representing the Public, will present the State of Texas Small Business' Awards on September 23, 2015 at the Governor's Small Business Forum.

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Latest Labor Market Stats
The Southeast Texas Workforce Development Area (WDA) nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 6.5 compared to a year ago when the rate was 8.2 percent. The state of Texas as a whole posted the lowest unemployment rate, 4.1 percent, since 2011. Texas continues to show increases in job creation specifically in Construction and the Professional/Business Services industries.

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