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The Buzz is a monthly newsletter from Workforce Solutions - Employer Service Division and is issued to provide local labor market information that is timely and meaningful to our partners in the Gulf Coast Region.The Buzz is a monthly newsletter from Workforce Solutions - Employer Service Division and is issued to provide local labor market information that is timely and meaningful to our partners in the Gulf Coast Region.

october 2017


 

Discover What's New for November 2017

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The holidays are quickly approaching,
but there's no time to slow down now!

From supporting our Veterans in building new careers to assisting candidates in locating seasonal positions for some extra holiday cash, the opportunities for Workforce Solutions to create an impact in the City of Houston are endless!

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Hiring Red, White
& You!

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 964,000 veterans currently reside in the state of Texas. Of those veteran civilians, there are 929,000 employed, leaving an estimated 35,000 unemployed but eager and ready to contribute as a productive member of the workforce.

Last year alone, the Hiring Red, White & You! Annual Job Fair served as a platform for more than 170 employers and veterans service and training organizations to connect with eligible work-ready Texas veterans and their families.

Job Fair For Veterans Thurs. Nov 9, 2017

We challenge everyone to be a part of making this year's event even more successful than the last!

Have a Veteran Candidate?

Have a Veteran Candidate?

Follow these practical tips to aid in creating a high-impact resume that will illustrate how your candidate's military background is transferable to a civilian position:

  • Define the civilian job objective
  • Speak to the employer's needs
  • Assume no knowledge of the military
  • Showcase accomplishments
  • Flaunt military background
  • Active combat? Leave out the details

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Resources for Veterans

Skills for Veterans: An initiative dedicating $1M from the Skills Development Fund to address the training needs of post - 9/11 veterans returning home and entering the Texas workforce.

Veterans Services: The Workforce Solutions portal to an array of programs specifically beneficial to our Houston-area heros.

Pets for Vets!

Pets for Vets!

 

Houston Wants You!

The Hottest Jobs for Your Veteran Candidates

Packing Specialist at Dixie Chemical Co. Inc.
Job Posting ID: 3034287

Security/Loss Prevention Mgr. at Farouk Systems Inc.
Job Posting ID: 3518489

Assistant Property Mgr. at Tech Trans International
Job Posting ID: 3515124

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'Tis the $eason

'Tis the $eason

The holiday season has already begun for many of Houston's local retailers and businesses! Employers have started hiring thousands of seasonal employees to help compensate for the increase in consumer activity during the "most wonderful time of the year."

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These Employers Made the Nice List

 

Whether your candidates are interested in earning some extra spending cash this winter or looking for an open door for developing work experience, now is the perfect time to capitalize on the vast amount of vacancies within some of the biggest names in retail!

 

Here are the top ten employers with the highest number of openings this holiday season.

These Employers Made the Nice List

You won't find any lumps of coal in this group's stockings!

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Santa
Needs Help!

The Hottest Jobs for Your Candidates in Retail

Merchandise Associate at Buc-cee's
Job Posting ID: 7216618

Store Associate at Lowe's
Job Posting ID: 7221774

Sales Representative at Sears Hometown Store
Job Posting ID: 3037718

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November's Shining Star:
On the Job Training (OJT)

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On the Job Training (OJT)

To date, our On the Job Training program has successfully placed 571 individuals in rewarding positions – providing these employees with valuable resources and the opportunity to excel in their current and future endeavors.

Can you guess which industry OJT placements have flourished in the most?

Construction

In 2017 alone, OJT has placed 184 trainees in the construction sector.

It's no surprise, employers in the construction industry have fully benefited from our On the Job Training program as skilled employees have been hard to come by in recent years. As projects mount because of recent natural disasters, the need for skilled workers will remain at an all-time high for employers in the construction sector – creating an abundance of opportunities for eligible OJT prospects in WorkInTexas.

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OJT's
Highest Paying Employers

Curious as to what your candidates may expect as a trainee? Here's OJT's top 3:

 

3. Owens Corning, a leader in insulation, roofing and fiberglass composites, has a current pay rate of $27.81 per hour.

2. Jacobs Field Services, a global provider of technical, professional and scientific services, is at a current pay rate of $32 per hour.

1. Riviana Foods, America's leading rice company and the nation's largest provider of pasta products, is the OJT's highest paying employer with their current pay rate of $32.47 per hour.

OJT's Highest Paying Employers

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Discover What Our Customers are Saying

Job Search Assistance

"Thank you so much for your kind and professional help and cooperation to search for a new job. I am so much more happy and motivated about my job search."
- M.H
Job Candidate

Hiring Event Assistance

"Thank you so much for your work on the positions...those candidates were great! We'll be contacting you soon for assistance for another hiring event!"
- C.I.
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Community Outreach Org.

Hiring Event Assistance

"Thank you all for assisting me and my colleague with the interviews today, I don't think I could've done it without you! I look forward to working with you in the near future!"
- R.H
President
Cleaning Service

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Idea

We strive to make The Buzz a meaningful and useful tool for everyone.
Do you have an idea for a new section?
How about an employer or event you'd like to have featured?

We welcome your suggestions and or feedback!

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The Buzz is a monthly newsletter from Workforce Solutions - Employer Service and is issued to provide local labor market information that is timely and meaningful to our partners in the Gulf Coast Region.


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