Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas is offering a free multi-pronged approach to helping Deep East Texas businesses thrive and get individuals back to work or on a path to sustainable careers.
For the first three Thursdays in May, Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas will host virtual job fairs across the 12-county region. Individuals who register will be able to meet with the employers, read about job openings, ask questions and submit resumes through a virtual platform using a personal computer, phone or other mobile device.
In-person and virtual assistance with registering, preparing for and attending the events is available at the six workforce centers.
Registration is required for each event. To register as a job-seeker and upload a resume, visit detwork.org/JobFairsHiringEvents and choose the event. Employers are encouraged to participate in the hiring events by calling 639-1351 or emailing email@example.com.
From 10 a.m. to noon Thursday and May 13 — Recruiting Events Spotlighting Employers in six virtual job fairs. These hiring events are organized by workforce center county, making it easy to find job opportunities close to home.
From 10 a.m. to noon May 20 — JobsNow! Job Fair is a giant regionwide virtual job fair and online hiring opportunity.
The 12-county region is large, and getting to a workforce center in a neighboring county may be a challenge. To bring services closer to rural communities, Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas is partnering with local organizations and offering pop-up centers each week in outlying locations.
Just as they do when they visit a workforce center, individuals will have access to useful tools for finding a job, improving skills, and furthering or changing careers. A sampling of the free services offered include: job readiness, resume assistance, job placement, skills training, paid work experience, virtual workshops and support services.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sabine Area Career Center, 203 Sloan St., Pineland
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Newton County Public Library, 212 High St., Newton
9 a.m. to noon May 11, Newton County Public Library, 212 High St., Newton
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 12, Coldspring Area Public Library, 14221 Highway 150 west, Coldspring
10 a.m. to noon May 13, San Augustine County Chamber of Commerce, 611 W. Columbia St., San Augustine
1-4 p.m. May 18, Groveton Public Library, 126 W. First St., Groveton
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19, Sabine Area Career Center, 203 Sloan St., Pineland
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 19, Shepherd Public Library, 30 Liberty St., Shepherd
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 20, Allen Shivers Library & Museum, 302 N. Charlton St., Woodville
2-4 p.m. May 20, Groveton Public Library, 126 W. First St., Groveton
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 26, Shepherd Public Library, 30 Liberty St., Shepherd
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 26, Allen Shivers Library & Museum, 302 N. Charlton St., Woodville
1-3 p.m. May 27, Blanche K. Werner Public Library, 203 Prospect Drive, Trinity