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September 2019 ι VOLUME 10 ι ISSUE 7
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Texas maintains record low unemployment rate of 3.4 percent for third consecutive month. Read details here .
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  • Fall 2019 Hiring Events
  • National Disability Employer Awareness Month
  • 8th Annual Hiring Red White & You! Veterans Job Fair

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Workforce Board News
The Southeast Texas Workforce Development Board will not meet in October. Please visit our website, for future meeting dates.
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Creating a "A world class, competitive workforce for Southeast Texas"

In its designation of September as National Workforce Development month, the United States Senate acknowledged the importance of training, education, and career development to meet the on-going requirement for a skilled, competitive workforce in the global economy. The declaration elevates the collaboration in local communities and throughout the country, between business and industry, workforce boards, economic development entities, training and educational agencies, to address manpower needs.

To strengthen the country's workforce and fill available jobs, the inclusion of all individuals, unemployed/under-employed, low income individuals as well as those living in rural areas looking to improve their skills and people with disabilities, adds to the strength of local, state, and national economies. The Senate resolution, S.Res.304-116th Congress, chronicles the success of the nation-wide American Job Centers and workforce development boards, in assisting thousands of unemployed workers, Veterans, individuals receiving public assistance, and others seeking a better life, in their quest for self-sufficiency.

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Information and Resources for Disaster Recovery
Southeast Texas and surrounding areas have begun new recovery efforts from recent flooding bought on by Tropical Storm Imelda. Many community-based organizations and local government entities have posted valuable information links for assistance with recovery efforts.

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Take Note! "We Hire Vets" Employer Recognition Program
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) in partnership with the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) wants to recognize employers that hire Veterans. If your staff is comprised of 10 percent or more military Veterans, your company is eligible to receive an electronic "We Hire Vets" employer recognition decal for your website as well as a decal that can be posted on your door or window.

Read more about the "We Hire Vets" campaign and download the nomination form at this link
The Youth Career Expo "Connect to Your Future!" has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 6, 2020, at Ford Park. All other event details remain the same. Please contact Lauren Van Gerven, 409-719-4756, email, for any additional questions. Thank you and we appreciate your support!

Southeast Texas Labor Market Information Overview: August 2019
The August 2019 Unemployment Rate for Southeast Texas was 5.9 percent, down slightly from July. Manufacturing, Logging and Construction industry lead the job growth in our workforce development area during August with 300 jobs added to the sector.

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A World-Class Competitive Workforce for Southeast Texas.