July 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 June 2016 was 5.7%, which is .8% higher than May 2016 (4.9%) and an increase of .1% from June 2015 (5.6%).

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 Adds 171,100 Jobs Over the Past Year: Unemployment rate increased slightly to 4.5 percent

Texas has added an estimated 171,100 seasonally adjusted jobs over the past year with the addition of 7,200 nonfarm jobs in June. The state has added jobs in 14 of the last 15 months. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 4.5 percent in June, up slightly from 4.4 percent in May, and remained below the national average of 4.9 percent.

Read the entire press release here



New Member Certified by TWC

Please join us in welcoming Tammy Miller to the Board.  The Texas Workforce Commission certified Ms. Miller’s appointment on July 12th. Tammy is the Assistant Vice President/Retail Relationship Officer for Alliance Bank in Sulphur Springs, Texas. She will serve as the Hopkins County Private Sector representative nominated by the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce.  Tammy’s term on the Board runs through September 30, 2018.



New Employer comes to Northeast Texas

Expal USA, a company specializing in the remanufacturing of explosives has expanded operations and opened a branch in the area.  Newly located at TexAmericas Center, the company has been in business for over forty years.  Based on current planning estimates, initial start-up will occur in October of 2016, with three full shifts running around the clock by December 2016.  The company is currently in the process of hiring over forty positions, with the potential for more to follow as expansion occurs.  This new employer presents a great opportunity for regional job creation and an exciting prospect for local job seekers.



How are we doing?

Ensuring our customers are satisfied with our services is an important part of our mission.  One of the best ways we can do this is by requesting feedback in the form of customer satisfaction surveys. Below you`ll find a link to the survey directory on our website. We invite customers to fill out this quick survey to provide us with information about recent experiences with our organization.






Upcoming Events

Executive Committee Meeting

August 24, 2016

Board of Directors Meeting

August 24, 2016

Quarterly Meeting of Chief Elected Officials

August 25, 2016

Youth Career Fairs
Texarkana, September 9, 2016

Sulphur Springs, September 23, 2016

Mount Pleasant, October 21, 2016

Paris, January 27, 2017

Hiring Red, White, and You! Career Fair

Texarkana, November 10, 2016



Texas Labor Market Information




Labor Market Information for Northeast Texas WDA




Solutions Spring/Summer 2016 Twenty Years of Providing Workforce Solutions for Texas



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