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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.

December 2015

Happy Holidays

There were 9,343 job postings entered in for the month of November for the Gulf Coast Region.



There are currently 105,524 active job seekers registered in for the Gulf Coast Region.

Team Work 


Thank you to everyone who participated in making the Red, White and You Job Fair such a successful event. There were 158 employers and over 2,000 Veteran job seekers who participated in the event.

Did your Veteran customer get hired? Let us know @


What do you know about hiringpeople with disabilities? 

Guide to hiring people with disabilities

Under Construction 

All interested job seekers can find out if they are eligible for OJT by applying online with their resume to:

To have your hot job listed in the next issue please send in request by December 15, 2015.




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Employers with the most Job Openings in the Gulf Coast Region:


The following graph shows the companies with the most job openings in the Gulf Coast Region. Also listed are the types of occupations within each of these companies.  This information can be used for job placement of job seekers.  



# of Current Job Openings

Occupations with the Most Openings

Houston Community College


44- Systems Analysts and Finance Specialists


43- Technical Support


62- Business Managers  

The University of Texas System


57- Instructors, Administrative Assistants


St. Luke's Episcopal Healthcare             


58- Medical Assistants, Administrative Support

The Waggoners Trucking Company           


41- CDL Truck Drivers

Houston Independent School District        


17- District-wide Teacher and Teaching Assistant Positions

Department of Veteran Affairs


6- Physician/Medical

Wanted Analytics was used as a research tool in obtaining this information.

   Distribution of Employers with most Job Openings as of 12/3/2015

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           I AM Workforce Solutions!


I am Workforce Solutions to my customer.

I use my customer's perspective to guide my work.

I understand the resources available throughout our system.

I can always help my customer- even when I have to say "no".

I learn from my mistakes and gain a better understanding of how to help my customer.


  Got a Candidate?

Hot jobs in the healthcare industry in Work in Texas include certified nursing assistants, patient transporters, and registered nurses. The transportation industry includes jobs such as drivers, transportation security, and civil engineers. There are currently a number of jobs in Work In Texas that are in these industries. Several have been listed below (as well as more on the attached link):

Does your candidate match the job requirements for these open positions?

Certified Nursing  Assistant

Job Posting ID 5096737

  • Ability to assist residents with daily living activities (brushing teeth, etc.)
  • Full-Time
  • Pay between $9.98 and $11.45 /HR

 Class A CDL Driver

Job Posting ID 7065965

  • Salary depends on experience
  • Training Provided
  • Full-Time
  • Medical/Health Insurance Plan

Click here to view more


     On the Job Training Opportunities

On-the-Job Training (OJT) offers participants an opportunity to earn as they learn while focusing on jobs that involve new technologies, production, service or additional skills for full-time positions (at least 30 hours per week) paying at least $10.00 per hour or more.

 Highest Paying Employers with OJT Opportunities



Thermon Heat & Tracing

Nonresidential Electrical Contractors

Fixtures International

Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior

Ipsum General Contractors

Residential Building Construction

Click here for OJT Job Posting ID 



      Buzzin' Around the Beehive

Honey Bee

I recently overheard a Workforce Solutions staff person say, "What's the big deal about Service Levels in  If the customer wants the referral, I give them the contact information and move to the next customer." uses Service Levels to determine the type of access the employer wants to give the job posting.  When consulting with employers about filling their openings, it is important to not only understand their recruitment expectations but to enter postings in that support those expectations.

Does the employer expect Workforce Solutions staff to pre-screen candidates before providing contact instructions to apply?

Does the employer want to see all of the candidates who show interest regardless of their qualifications?

Is the employer participating in an initiative or program that requires candidates to meet additional qualifications not related to experience, education, or skills?       

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