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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.

February 2017


This Month's Focus:
Health Services


What's Inside


In the News 


Memorial Hermann Layoffs

Memorial Hermann has announced the layoffs of 112 employees. The reduction represents less than 1 percent of Memorial Hermann's 25,000-employee workforce and affects mostly people in leadership positions. On a more positive note, a spokeswoman for Memorial Hermann emphasized the reduction is more about restructuring and that the Memorial Hermann Health System has 1,800 vacant positions due to a new hospital opening in Cypress in March and the expansion of the Humble campus later this year.

Click here to read the full story


In the Spotlight 


Outplacement Services

When companies need to reduce the size of their workforce due to changes in the economy or a corporate restructuring we can help make this a smooth and efficient process for everyone involved.  Our rapid response experience is a highly effective and positive one for both employers and the affected workers. Click on the link below to see a list of companies in our region that have notified the Texas Workforce Commission of layoffs!  Let's see how we can help!

Click here to see a list of companies with upcoming workforce reductions


Labor Market Information

Health Care & 
Social Assistance
322,610 Estimated Jobs - 438,710 Projected Jobs
+36.0% Change 
2014 - 2024

Information obtained from the 
Texas Workforce Commission


Upcoming Events


Annual Wharton County 
Business Expo & Job Fair
El Campo Civic Center
February 14, 2017 | 9 am - 2 pm
Contact For More Information

Ninth Annual Transition 
Job Fair
9401 Knight Rd, Houston, TX 77045
April 20, 2017 | 9 am - 2:30 pm
Contact For More Information


To have your upcoming event in the next Buzz 
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M.D. Anderson Layoffs

'Budgetary issues and significant operating losses led M.D. Anderson to lay off 800-900 workers the second week into the new year.  

M.D. Anderson cut overtime and contract personnel and dissolved positions vacated by retirees and employees who had resigned.  Additional savings will come from 100-200 employees expected to retire within the year, and the hospital will not refill those positions. No doctors or clinical nurses were affected by this massive layoff, and the institution does not foresee more cuts in 2017.          

Other healthcare entities are taking advantage of the surge in unemployed experienced healthcare workers.  The University of Texas Medical Branch is reviewing their open requisitions and working to fill as many of their openings as possible with the talent from M.D. Anderson.  Houston Methodist in The Woodlands is hiring over 200 healthcare workers, and Texas Children's Hospital has over 150 openings they are trying to fill. 

If you have an employer who would like to take advantage of the surge in available healthcare talent in the Gulf Coast region, please contact Business Consultant Sean Morris via phone at 
713-661-3220 or by email at


Top 10 Health Services Employers Hiring Now!

Check out the top ten Health Care Service employers looking to hire right now!


Data from as of 02/06/2017

Click here to see a complete list of job postings


Got a Candidate?
**Hot Jobs** 
These Employers are Hiring!

'Davita is hiring a qualified Clinical Coordinator who will coordinate ESRD patient care and services (trend lab values, track metrics on vital signs, weight, outcome management, etc.). The qualified candidate will ensure that the clinical team delivers the highest level of care to patients by ensuring their safety, comfort, and well being. WIT Job Posting Number #2980501

'Houston Methodist-Woodlands is looking for an experienced Cardiology Diagnostic Technician II to perform electrocardiograms, Holter monitor exams, and exercise/treadmill stress tests.  A high school diploma (or equivalent education) plus 1 year experience as a technician is required. This position collaborates with all members of the patient care team.
WIT Job Posting Number #7166176

'MAINLAND MEDICAL CENTER- TEXAS City is looking for an experienced Registered Nurse (RN) for emergency department responsibilities. The qualified candidate will be responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating care for assigned patients. A current Texas license with the State Board of Nurse Examiners is required. WIT Job Posting Number #2976179


Houston, We've Got the Talent!

Did you know that there are currently 16,534 active job-seekers in WIT identified as having experience in Health Care Services with an average of 5 years of experience? Where else can you find a talent pool like that? NOWHERE!

We have the talent.  We have the resources

Looking for more information like this?  
Contact our Market Analysis Group about the comprehensive 
Job Seeker Composite report.


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