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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.

November 2015



Happy Thanksgiving



There are 6,069 current retail job openings in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area.


Employment Counselor


There are an estimated 390,000 retail candidates in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area.  **


Help wanted 


The annual RedWhite, and You
Job Fair is scheduled for next week! Please send your qualified veterans to meet over 150  employees with jobs looking for them. They have opportunities for entry-level, experienced and skilled workers from all industries.


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For Job Seeker Resources check out Career Exploration.




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 November 15, 2015.


Employment Counselor



Your feedback along with any questions you might have can be directed to


Hot Jobs - Seasonal Retail Jobs  

The following companies have job openings at this time:


         # of Job Openings



              Home Depot






              Best Buy


   HEButt Grocery Company






             Toys R Us


                   Information received from Wanted Analytics

Distribution of Retail Job Seekers Per Career Office as of 10/26/2015

Click Here to Expand

Holiday retail jobs provide an excellent source of supplemental income. Help our retail employers meet their workforce needs by connecting your work ready job seekers to the multitude of retail job opportunities available in WIT.
Clearly communicating and building relationships with employers and job seekers will improve the quality of service we provide as we work with our workforce  partners to deliver solutions that help solve current workforce needs. Additionally, raising awareness among job seekers regarding high-demand job opportunities and the minimum qualifications will connect many qualified candidates to employers with current needs.

November 12, 2015
RED, WHITE AND YOU JOB FAIR 2015 Hiring Red, White & You! Career Fair at Minute Maid Park from 9:00am - 1:00pm.


Job Search Counseling TIPS

 T - Take the time to talk about the customer's
previous jobs. What worked? What didn't? Use this insight to help determine which job opportunities are best to share with that customer.
I - Insist each job seeker has a backup plan and 3 job referrals.
P - Present new information and job leads clearly and concisely. Customize your information to the customer you are helping as much as possible.
S - Send follow-up emails or leave follow-up voicemails for candidates who seemed serious about following through on the leads you provided.


Hot Job Opportunities in WIT

 There are over 237 retail job openings in the WorkInTexas system. Many of which are currently seeking talent.
Does your candidate match the job requirements for these open positions?


  Sales Representatives
Job Posting ID 8399615

  • Starts out at $9.25 /HR
  • Seasonal and Full-Time
  • Customer service skills


 Apparel Associates
Job Posting ID 2871535

  • Seasonal and Part-Time
  • Teamwork skills
  • Execution of visual programs

 Click here to view more


Job seekers hesitant to accept temporary opportunity? Retail employers tell Workforce Solutions Business Consultants that they love the temporary holiday hiring season because it's a great way to scout talent for their regular, full time openings that will exist after the holidays!


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   Company


Promaxima Manufacturing

Sporting Goods

ARS Acquisition Holdings

Residential Plumbing and HVAC Contactors

The Sutherland Group

Office Administrative Services

Click here to read more on OJT Positions


Buzzin' Around the Beehive

With the increase in scam postings in WIT, Employer Service has received more inquiries from the system regarding who can post and what can be posted in Employers who have a location within the US, wish to post a position to employ a worker in the Gulf Coast Region, and who maintain an employer/employee relationship by the fact that it hires, pays, fires, supervises, and otherwise controls the work of employees may post their openings in Business Opportunities and Contract Bids (RFPs) are not considered valid or immediate openings. Postings cannot contain material that is obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, profane, unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, or otherwise inappropriate. Job Seekers cannot be charged a fee to access a job or as a condition of accepting a job. Usual and customary licensing fees or certifications, such as an electrical license are acceptable. When in doubt, contact Employer Service at (713) 688-6890 or via email at for assistance.


Use a well written job description to draw in qualified candidates. Click Here.


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