WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS
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September 2020 ι VOLUME 11 ι ISSUE 8
State-wide Veterans Job Fair - Going VIRTUAL for 2020
Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas will join Governor Greg Abbot, the Texas Workforce Commission, the Texas Medical Center and the Texas Veterans Commission leadership, along with other workforce development boards and partners, to host the 9th Annual Hiring Red, White & You Veterans Job Fair (HRWY). The state-wide event will be held for the first-time on virtual platforms.

For the past eight years, the HRWY initiative brought together workforce development boards, employers, educational and training institutions, and support agencies to assist Veterans in their transition to civilian life. Securing employment and a meaningful career is critical to the transition for many veterans as they return home. Data provided through the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate Texas has one of the largest populations of Veterans in the nation. Veterans actively seeking employment, as many as 967,000 state-wide, face an even bigger challenge looking for work due to restrictions brought on by COVID-19.

The virtual HRWY event, powered by BRAZEN platform, will allow employers to interact on-line with Veterans, their spouses, and other job seekers, and share employment opportunities. Employers may offer videos, informational brochures, and job applications electronically to the job seekers. Employers can schedule on-line interviews with qualified candidates. Booths are customized for each participating employer with their company logos. Workforce center staff will assist employers design their Booths, post job openings, and prescreen applicant's resumes, as requested.

Please email your company's contact information to business@setworks.org, to register now for the 9th Annual Hiring Red, White & You! Veterans Job Fair, Thursday, November 5, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Detailed event instructions will be sent as the date gets closer.

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