September 2016 Newsletter



Our Mission:
To be a driving force in the area to provide employers with workforce support for the economic benefit of the communities we serve.



Northeast Texas Employment Statistics 

The nine county Workforce Development Area unemployment rate for August 2016 was 6.1%, which is .1% lower than July 2016 (6.2%) and an increase of .7% from August 2015 (5.4%). 

The Workforce Solutions Northeast Employment Statistics showing labor force, employment and unemployment rate for each county is shown by clicking on the document.  

Click on the images for further Labor Market Information.




Texas Economy Adds 21,400 Jobs in Texas

State has experienced job growth in 16 of the past 17 months

AUSTIN Texas grew by an estimated 21,400 nonfarm jobs in August. The state has added jobs in 16 of the last 17 months. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 4.7 percent in August, up slightly from 4.6 percent in July, and remained below the national rate of 4.9 percent.

Read the entire press release here. 



New Member Certified by TWC

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Kevin Rose to the Board.  The Texas Workforce Commission certified Dr. Rose’s appointment on September 13th. Kevin is the Associate Vice President for Workforce Development with Northeast Texas Community College. He will represent the Regional Education sector for Northeast. His term on the Board runs through September 30, 2019. 



Youth Career Fairs

Learning Endorsements and Professions (L.E.A.P.) Youth Career Expos were held on September 9th at the Texarkana Convention Center and September 23rd at the Hopkins County Civic Center.  Hosted by Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas, the event invited 8th grade students from the area to meet and interact with local employers and professionals.  The students were given a hands-on look at many of the professions available in the local job market.  Eighth grade students in Texas start making early career related education choices prior to entering high school. The students at these events left with a better understanding of career options and will be better prepared to make career choices now and in the future.

More than 50 local employers and training organizations participated in this year's event at Texarkana and approximately 750 students were in attendance.  At Sulphur Springs there were over 40 employers and 500 students in attendance. 

A special thank you to our event sponsors: AEP Swepco, Express Employment Professionals, TEXAR Federal Credit Union, Farmer Electric Cooperative and Sulphur Springs Economic Development Corporation.





Donations for door prizes being accepted

Workforce Solutions is soliciting for door prizes for the 20th Annual Texas Workforce Conference to be held December 7-9, 2016 at the Hilton Americas in Houston, Texas.  

Door prizes must be universally usable (i.e., gift certificates redeemable from a business location across the state) and the total value of a door prize cannot be less than $25 or more than $100.  If you or a business you know would be interested in participating, please contact April Corbit by calling (903) 794-9490 ext. 512 or email






Upcoming Events

Child Care Provider Recognition Banquet  "A Night Among the Stars"

October 15, 2016

Youth Career Fairs

Mount Pleasant, October 21, 2016

Paris, January 27, 2017

Board of Directors Meeting

October 26, 2016

Board Annual Celebration

October 26, 2016

Hiring Red, White, and You! Career Fair

Texarkana, November 10, 2016



Texas Labor Market Information




Labor Market Information for Northeast Texas WDA



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