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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.

September 2016


This Month Focus 



This Month's Focus:  

Educational and Training Services

What's Inside






In the News 






University and 

College Expansions

The University of Houston is planning to expand. The Pearland campus will focus more on health services while the Katy satellite campus system is also planning to offer bachelor and masters level degree programs in engineering, business, education and other fields. Also, Lone Star College have broken ground on a Construction and Skilled Trades Technology Center.  The fast-growing Lone Star College system is the largest higher education  institution in Houston and is the 22nd-biggest government-sector employer in the Houston area with 2,757 employees.

Read about U of H here

Read about Lone Star College here




Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 

Labor Market Information

4,866 Jobs in 2016

+18.0% Change 2015 - 2021

$56,784 Avg. Earnings

EMSI was used as a research tool in obtaining this information


In the Spotlight



Building the Future Today

Training & Education 

For anybody interested in career training, returning to school to begin a new career or continuing education to advance existing careers, there may be a need to help with expenses. Workforce Solutions can help determine what to study, how to pay for it and where one might go for assistance.

Click here for more information


Texas Department of Assistive and Rebabilitative Services

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


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The Largest Jobs


Top 10 Education Employers 

Hiring Now!


We all know how important education is to our economy and society. A well educated workforce is the strong foundation for regional economic success. According to research, the more skilled and educated a worker may be, the more likely he/she will be protected from unemployment, low-skill jobs and lesser wages. 

Educational services also provide a great source of jobs in the Gulf Coast region. From bus drivers to college professors, there are many available job opportunities for qualified candidates.

Check out the Top 10 Education Employers currently hiring in the Gulf Coast Region!



        Company Name         Number of Positions

Alvin ISD


Houston Independent School District


Cy-Fair ISD


Spring Branch


Burleson ISD


Humble ISD


Harmony Science Academy


Cleveland ISD


Houston Community College


Klein ISD








The Greater Houston Partnership's UpSkill Houston initiative is the nation's first business-led, community-wide, integrated workforce effort. The initiative focuses on closing the skills gap in Houston by increasing the number of Houstonians trained for great careers across the region. 

The Partnership forecasts nearly 75,000 annual jobs openings in these "middle skills" careers that require more than a high school education but less than a four-year college degree. Most community colleges offer training for middle-skill jobs. 

UpSkill Houston identified 53 occupations that are critical to Houston's economy. See the full list below. Many of the occupations will require work experience. If you are interested in exploring current job openings, visit



 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.


  St Michaels Learning Academy St Michaels Learning Academy. is now hiring a SAP instructor. This person will assist in the assessment of prospective SAP students, classroom instruction and students on-going evaluations. The person selected ideally will have both corporate and academic experience, dealing specifically with SAP.

WIT Job Posting #6479740


** Coming Soon ** 

OJT training opportunity for women seeking to enter non-traditional careers in the industrial construction industry in order to develop a career pathway and increase their economic stability. Employment OJT opportunities will consist of industrial maintenance, pipe fitting and welding.

We are currently partnering with S&B Constructors, Harris County Department of Education, United Way and Capital Idea Houston.


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


Got a Candidate?


** HOT JOBS **
These Employers are Hiring! 

Sealy ISD is looking to hire 10 substitute teachers. Hired candidates will fulfill daily responsibilities of the regular employee in their absence. Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences in the core academic subject area assigned to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth.The perfect candidate will have a HS Diploma and some experience working with children.  

Rice Tutors is currently hiring 3  experienced tutors in math, science, English, writing, Spanish, Latin and test prep to teach elementary school through college level students. Tutoring occurs in students' homes in the area that includes West University, River Oaks, Memorial, Bellaire. Candidates are required to have two years tutoring or teaching experience and a bachelors degree.

Wharton County Junior College is currently hiring 4 part-time chemistry instructors. These positions require a minimum of a Master's Degree (in Chemistry or other discipline) with 18 graduate hours in Chemistry. It also requires credentials that meet minimum requirements for teaching at the post secondary level set by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Texas Education Agency, and accrediting agencies for individual programs 


Houston, We've Got the Talent!


Did you know that there are currently 6,194 active job-seekers in WIT identified as having experience in Education and Training 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. Best of all - we have the heart!  


Where are Preschool, Primary, Secondary, and Special Educations Teachers


Click here to download the full document 

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


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