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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.

August 2017

This Month's Focus:
Careers in Texas Industries Week
What's Inside
In the Spotlight 
Oil & Gas Initiative
Oil & Gas Initiative: The Gulf Coast Oil & Gas Initiative is a program that matches employers looking for individuals with highly desirable skills which can easily transition from the oil and gas industry. In addition to having access to the largest database of job-seekers, this initiative will also assist companies with recruitment, pre-screening applicants, hiring events, specialized training, and more.
On-the-Job Training
When meeting with a job candidate that is interested in and meets OJT qualifications, follow these simple steps to get them closer to landing that job.
  • Assess the job candidate to determine if training is needed and whether the job candidate is suitable and work ready
  • Review the job posting with the job candidate and confirm he/she is interested and meets the minimum qualifications
  • Send the job candidates resume to or the email listed in the job posting
  • Inform the job candidate that an OJT representative will be contacting them within 48 hours to discuss the job posting and complete a financial application if applicable
  • An OJT representative will keep you informed of status updates
Upcoming Events
Annual Lakewood Job Connection
Saturday, October 14, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Contact: Benito Guzman
Hiring Red, White, And You!
Thursday, November 9, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
To have your upcoming event featured in the next Buzz, 
e-mail us by October 10th!
Got Ideas?
We want to make The Buzz a meaningful and useful tool for everyone.  Do you have an idea for a new section?  How about an employer that you'd like to have featured?  We welcome your suggestions and your feedback!
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Hurricane Harvey Spotlight
Texas Disaster Recoery Resources

Hurricane Harvey's recent visit to the Texas Gulf Coast had a significant impact on many employers and job candidates.  The immediate concern has turned to clean-up and recovery, creating new jobs throughout the region.

There are two quick ways to locate jobs in WorkInTexas to help customers interested in clean-up and restoration work.
When you log-in to, you can run a search by text or by keyword.  Select the 'Browse Jobs' tab then 'by text' from the drop-down menu.  Enter 'Harvey 2017' and the list of jobs related to the hurricane will be displayed.

You can also get to the same list by selecting the 'Employer' tab then the 'Employer Search' tab, then select 'job posting search' from the drop-down menu.  Select the 'Gulf Coast Area' and enter 'Harvey' in the keyword field.

An additional resource for you is the Daily LMI Report which is distributed by email. Select the Harvey tab from the worksheet, and you can see the employers with the most recently updated listings.
Through a partnership between TWC and the National Labor Exchange (US.Jobs), employers with multiple job postings may register at no cost online at Hurricane Harvey jobs employer registration.

For job seekers who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey and who are seeking employment, please register at and select Job Seeker Registration.

Additional Resources for Hurricane Harvey relief:
Careers in Texas Industries
Careers In Texas Industries Week
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and Workforce Solutions, in conjunction with Tri-Agency Initiative partners, the Governor's Office of Economic Development & Tourism and industry associations, are raising awareness about careers in our state's in-demand industries through the statewide "Careers in Texas Industries" events. These career exploration events will encourage students to explore careers in growing Texas Industry Clusters and help students, parents and educators understand in-demand industries through networking with industry professionals and internship opportunities.

Careers in Texas Industries Week encourages students to explore career opportunities including jobs in-demand, networking, internships, apprenticeships and other applied learning opportunities. These events will also help parents and counselors to understand their particular role in helping children in their career exploration journey.
Find Out More
Targeted Industries
The Gulf Coast Workforce Board selects the Targeted Industries for the region.  These industries are projected to grow their employment by an average of 500 new jobs per year and have an expected growth rate equal to or greater than the average growth rate for all industries in the region (>23.8%). 
Educational Services
Elementary & Secondary Schools, Public/Private
Average Salary of $54,240
Certificates - ESL, SPED and CPR.
HOT JOB- Career Resource Specialist WIT #8531251
Professional and Technical Services
Computer Systems Analyst:
Average Salary $92,942
Skills required are SQL, JavaScript and MIS.
HOT JOB - ITS Technician WIT#3028595
Oil & Natural Gas Extraction

First Line Supervisors:
Average Salary of $95,543
Special Skills-Technical Support, Application Support, IFRS and Six Sigma.

Welders, Cutters, Solderers:
Average Salary of $52,607
Special Skills- Blueprint reading, pipe fitting, and overhead cranes.

Petroleum Engineers:
Average Salary of $147,961Special Skills-SQL, Spotfire, Technical Support.

HOT JOB- Welder WIT#5250476
Health Services

Registered Nurses
Average salary of $74.460
Special Skills- Pediatrics, Medical Surgical Nursing and Critical Care. 

HOT JOB- Registered Nurse WIT #5253948
Specialty Construction

Average Salary of $64,488
Special Skills- Electrical Systems, Blueprints, and Preventative Maintenance

Average Salary of $101,962
Special Skills-Quality Control, Bills of Lading and Quality Assurance

Average Salary of $91,892
Special Skills- Scaffolding, Winches and Quality Control

HOT JOB - Underground Construction WIT#5250340
What Our Customers 
Are Saying
In response to career office hiring event:
"The process was very smooth, everything was very well organized...very helpful and efficient." 
Sales Office Manager
Industrial Processing
Mary R
In response to off-site hiring event:
"Staff was organized, prepared, and showed a genuine interest in helping us fill our positions."
Branch Manager
Staffing Agency
Stephen C

After pre-screening and scheduling admin staff referrals for interviews:
"Organized and well screened candidates, Thank You!"
HR Director
Amber W
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