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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.

July 2016



Health Services


This Month's Focus:  

Health Services


What's Inside



In the News

Houston Dominates State Grants for Cancer Research

Houston Dominates State Grants for Cancer Research


The 14 companies that have established headquarters in Houston are in many different stages. At least one - Bellicum Pharmaceuticals - has gone public, and several, including Beta Cat Pharmaceuticals, DNAtrix and soon-to-be Salarius are on their way to clinical trials that will hopefully result in new cancer therapeutics.

  Read the full story here 

Offices of Physicians Labor Market Information

56,557 Jobs in 2016

+19.0% Change 2015 - 2021

$109,851 Avg. Earnings

EMSI was used as a research tool in obtaining this information


In the Spotlight

Rapid Response

Rapid Response


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


DARS Vocational Rehabilitation Program

DARS offers a variety of services specifically for businesses. Learn more about accommodating an employee with disabilities with this helpful guide!

Click here to get the Guide to Hiring People with Disabilities


Got Ideas?


Got Ideas

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 that you'd like to have featured?  We welcome your suggestions and your feedback!

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Top 10 Health Services Employers Hiring Now!


The Texas Medical Center.  Once a small hospital appearing in the middle of swampland, now one of the most renowned medical centers in the world.  The health services industry is a big part of what drives our economy, and it is growing at a record pace!
Expansion to the already massive Med Center area is imminent, UTMB is busy increasing their footprint in the Galveston area, and plans are in the works for a brand new medical district just north of Kingwood, as part of an incredible master-planned community.  

There's no denying it, folks.  We are a destination for people in the health services industry.  Check out the top ten employers looking to hire right now!




Data from as of 6/29/2016



 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.


'  UT Physicians is now hiring Patient Services Representatives I/II!  This team is responsible for high volumes of telephone calls and confidentially managing patient information and using that information to facilitate the patient encounter with UTP.  
Level I -  WIT Job ID #2915067

Level II - WIT ID #2915073


All interested job seekers can find out if they are eligible for OJT by emailing their resume to



Workforce Solutions Scholarships:

Building the Future Today



Workforce Solutions scholarships support training for some of the region's high-skill, high-growth occupations, including those in the health services industry. 

We have carefully selected schools and organizations to build our Training Provider Network, each specializing in specific levels of training that include basic skills, career training and career advancement.


Knowledge equal Power



Got a Candidate?


** HOT JOBS **
These Employers are Hiring! 

Southwest Orthopedic Group is hiring part-time general office support in Sugar Land, TX.  This position is responsible for scheduling appointments, assisting with insurance verification, completing medical records requests, as well as acting as the back-up for the receptionist.  The perfect candidate will have a HS Diploma or GED, and two years experience working in a similar position.  

Applause Dentists is currently hiring Dental Assistants in Houston, TX.  Dental Assistants will assist the Dentist with oral surgery and oral evacuation, take dental impressions, sterilize equipment and perform some front office procedures.  The perfect candidate will have an understanding of  pharmacology and pain control, a HS Diploma or GED, and a minimum of one year experience as a Dental Assistant.  

Urgent Care MDS is currently hiring a Radiologic Technologist and a Medical Assistant in Atascocita, TX.  The Medical Assistant will be the smiling face that escorts patients throughout the facility, obtains vital signs, performs collection and testing of specimens, maintain and clean medical equipment and assist doctors during examination and treatment.  The Radiologic Technologist will explain the x-ray process to patients, perform x-rays, maintain logs and radiology binder, and obtain reports from offsite radiologists and file appropriately.  Both positions require two years of college from a technical or vocational school, and two to three years experience.  



Houston, We've Got the Talent!


Did you know that there are currently 16,354 active job-seekers in WIT identified as having experience in Health Services with an average of 5 years of experience?  What's even MORE amazing is that we have 6,098 Nursing, Psychiatric and Home Health Aides right here in our own back yard!  Where else can you find a talent pool like that? NOWHERE

We have the talent.  We have the resources. Best of all - we have the heart!  


Health Services - Jobseeker Experience Level by Office

Health Services - Jobseeker Experience Level by Office


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


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