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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 2017

This Month's Focus:
Hiring Houston Youth, Part II
What's Inside
In the Spotlight 
VRS Program for 
Youth and Students
VRS Program for Youth and Students
Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) serves youth and students with disabilities to help prepare for post-secondary education and employment opportunities.  Services are eligibility and need based.
On-the-Job Training
On-the-Job Training
On-the-Job Training (OJT) offers participants an opportunity to earn as they learn, while employers benefit from a partial wage reimbursement during the training period. OJT focuses on jobs that involve new technologies, production, service or additional skills for full-time positions. 
Young Adult Services
Young Adult Services
Workforce Solutions offers young people a wealth of opportunities to get their future started on the right foot. Whether they are in school, have finished or have left school, we can help them. At every Workforce Solutions office, you will find:
-Work and Career Planning
-Skills Development Seminars
-Career Assessment
-Job Corps
-cholarships, Financial Aid and Tutoring Assistance
Work/Study Assistance
Upcoming Events
Hire Houston Youth
Upcoming Events
Fast Pass to Work Seminars
Hiring Events
Young Adult
Hiring Event - Cypress Station
Thursday, June 15, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Money Live College 
and Career Fair
Wednesday, June 17, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Contact: Sean Morris

Young Adult
Job Fair - Bay City
Thursday, June 22, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

To have your upcoming event featured in the next issue of The Buzz, e-mail us by June 25th!
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Preparing Houston's Young Adults for Success
June is a month of change and new beginnings, especially for the thousands of young adults in our region who recently graduated from high school or one of our top-notch universities.  Their lives are about to change in a very big way, and we have the unique opportunity to help them prepare to enter the workforce on a full-time basis, and be SUCCESSFUL!


THE EMAIL ADDRESS new graduates should use for their job search should not include nicknames, numbers, or other personal information. It is best to create an email address using simply the candidate's first and last name to avoid any confusion with an employer.

THE RESUME should be clear and concise. New graduates can include special projects that are relevant to the position they are applying for, and should highlight volunteer work and emphasize academic credentials.

SOCIAL MEDIA profiles should be workplace friendly. More and more employers have reported that they use social media to determine whether or not a candidate will fit their company culture before inviting them to interview for a position.

RESEARCH is imperative! It is important for new graduates to understand the more information they have on a company, the more they will be prepared for questions during the interview. 

THE INTERVIEW is a chance for graduates entering the workforce full-time to show off a little bit.  They have worked hard to get that diploma or degree, so make sure they understand that the interview is the perfect time to discuss everything they have accomplished during their academic career, but more importantly, how those accomplishments and experiences will benefit the employer.  Make sure they understand appropriate interview etiquette, and offer to help them practice with mock interviews.
Click the button below to find more 
helpful job search tips!
Find out more
Mayor Sylvester Turner: 
Message to Houston Area Employers
Workforce Solutions, Mayor Sylvester Turner, and the City of Houston have partnered together to provide the youth of Houston and surrounding areas with opportunities to earn while they also learn how to successfully navigate the job search journey from beginning to end.
' On May 6, 2017, Workforce Solutions-Southeast held a kick-off hiring event.  The event was a huge success thanks to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved with more than 16 employers in attendance and over 200 young adults coming prepared to find a job, and nearly 70 of them being hired on the spot. 

For more information about the Hire Houston Youth initiative, check out this story featured on KHOU NEWS, Houston.

Click the button below to read success stories from the Hire Houston Youth initiative!
Did You Know? 
Got a Candidate?
 **Hot Jobs from**  
amec faster wheelerAmec Foster Wheeler is currently seeking an entry-level process engineer The process engineer performs assignments to develop an understanding of how to apply engineering practices and principles and to gain practical experience.
ADSI Access Data Supply, Inc. is currently hiring a Pressure Washer Technician.  Ideal candidates will be responsible for pressure washing pavement, floors, walls, and windows.  Work will be performed in a parking garage located in downtown Houston. Youth over the age of 18 are encouraged to apply. WIT Job Posting Number #6547452
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