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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.

May 2016


This Month's Focus:  BUilding Equipment Contractors


This Month's Focus:  

Building Equipment Contractors


Downtown Construction Ramps Up Before the Super Bowl

The 2017 Super Bowl has kicked off a frenzy of construction that is expected to be complete before the big game comes to our fair city.  Check out this article from the Houston Business Journal to learn about just a few of the projects.

 Read the full story here 



Building Equipment Contractors Labor 

Market Information


60,294 Jobs in 2015

+11.5% Change 2010 - 2020

$61,690 Avg. Earnings

EMSI was used as a research tool in obtaining this information


In the Spotlight


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


The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program helps people who have physical or mental disabilities prepare for, find or keep employment. Gaining skills needed for a career, learning how to prepare for a job interview or getting the accommodations needed to stay employed are just a few of the ways this program helps people with disabilities increase productivity and independence. Watch the video to learn about some of the great services offered through the VR Program.


Click here to learn more 


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Top 10 Building Equipment Contractors Companies 

Hiring Now!


Take a look out the window as you drive to your next meeting and you can't miss the signs that our region is growing!  Cranes dot the landscape as new hospitals, apartment buildings, mixed-use developments, and retail centers make their way into the world.  Before any of the businesses moving in can hire great people, the construction and manufacturing companies need great people!  Check out the Top 10 Building Equipment Contractors Employers currently hiring in the Gulf Coast Region!





Construction is Booming! 

Oil & Gas Transitional Occupations 


We all know that our region is feeling the effects of the falling price of petroleum.  It has resulted in thousands of layoffs in the oil and gas industry, and many of those come from the oil rigs.  With Houston's booming construction industry, many of the skills these folks have are transferable, so we can help displaced workers find jobs quickly.


Some of the job titles for oil and gas extraction workers include Roustabouts, Service Unit Operators, Derrick Operators, Riggers, and Helpers.  We've identified many transitional occupations, each with a very high compatibility rating, to help you easily identify them and help your job-seekers be successful in their search during these tough times. Download the full report here.


 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.


' Branson Construction & Remodeling is now hiring Carpet Technicians!  The company pays $11/hr to start, and will train the right candidates. WIT Job ID #5120497


' Leedo Manufacturing is currently seeking 1st and 2nd-shift Operators for their manufacturing facility in East Bernard, TX! This is a great opportunity! WIT Job ID #8427348


' Specialized Building Systems, Inc. is currently seeking a bilingual Warehouse Manager for their facility in Houston! Willing to train the right person! WIT Job ID #8427348


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


Top 10 Employers Hiring Construction Trade Occupations Right Now!




*Data for Gulf Coast Region, Mar. 24, 2016 - Apr. 25, 2016


Got a Candidate?

** HOT JOBS **
These Employers are Hiring! 


JD Precision Plumbing Services, Inc. is hiring licensed Plumbers and Plumber Helpers for their Conroe, TX location.  Plumbers must have a journeyman level license as well as a valid driver's license. Helpers will require six months to one year experience.  

Goode Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. is currently hiring HVAC Technicians for their Humble, TX location.  The perfect candidate will have 3 to 5 years in-field experience and EPA Certification.  A valid driver's license is required and NATE Certification is a bonus.  


Anheuser-Busch, Inc. is currently hiring a Weekend Maintenance Electrician and a Weekend Maintenance Technician for their Houston, TX location. These positions are part-time, working Saturdays and Sundays, to complete work orders and provide maintenance/electrical support for the plant.  The right candidate will be highly motivated and self-directed with superior trouble-shooting and problem-solving skills.  PLC programming and  computer networking knowledge is required.  WIT Job Posting #3354617 (Electrician) and #3354613 (Technician)


Houston, We've Got the Talent!


Did you know that there are currently 37,824 active job-seekers in WIT identified as having experience in Construction Trades with an average of 6 years of experience?  Not only that, but we also have 1,381 active job-seekers with experience in oil and gas extraction and an additional 2,540 active job-seekers with experience supervising or managing those folks!  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!  




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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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