Job Brief

September 2020 ι VOLUME 11 ι ISSUE 8
Southeast Texas Claimant Outreach Update
UI outreach
The goal in assisting Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits claimants in Southeast Texas is to help prepare individuals for returning to work, offer services, including training, to enhance employability, and assist in resolving issues with benefits. Workforce Solutions career specialists encourage UI claimants to utilize some of their down-time to improve skills, knowledge and abilities through completing on-line courses, offered at no-cost, or enroll in college and career schools that are also offering free courses, reduced tuition and on-line courses. Contact data reported through September 11, 2020 by workforce center indicates the following:

959 UI Claimants contacted by Workforce center staff
501 Total Referrals to one or more job
10 UI Claimants verified as Hired

Workforce Solutions employer services representatives have continued to assist businesses in Southeast Texas that need to hire qualified, experienced workers. Since March 2020, local businesses from all industries including retail trade, leisure and hospitality, education and health services, and transportation and warehousing, have partnered with workforce and participated in virtual job fairs and hiring events.

Virtual Job Fair/Hiring Event 15
Total Job Openings 107
Total Unique Job Postings 69
Job Seekers 270
Employers 40
Reported Hires/Placements 15

Employers are encouraged to contact Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas at 1-877-834-5627 for questions regarding virtual hiring opportunities and other employer services.

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