Boom Time: Hiring in a Strong Economy

Unemployment is at an all-time low.  In Texas, the unemployment rate is hovering at 3.8% with March 2019 job gains in healthcare, professional and technical services.  This coupled with the increase in permits and oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, shale oil production in the Permian Basin, Eagle Ford, and other oil-rich areas, I’veContinue Reading

Hiring: Making the Right Choice

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies, and numerous state and federal laws prohibiting hiring discrimination can make the interview process seem like an obstacle course.   However, knowing the law and following it can lead you down a clear path of finding the best employee for your open position. Hiring decisions are among the most important decisionsContinue Reading

FLSA: It’s No Joke

Three blondes walk into a building. (You’d think one of them would’ve seen it – LOL!)   But seriously…the first blonde rushes to the timeclock and glances at the U.S. Department of Labor notices on the wall as she punches in.  The second blonde yawns, clutches her laptop briefcase and mumbles about working all night toContinue Reading

Making a Change

Making a change of any kind can be uncomfortable.  Making a job change can be downright scary.   Besides your family, your job probably effects your daily life the most.  The difference between what you have and what you want, can make all the difference in the world. Who do you trust to help guide youContinue Reading

Jobs for Hurricane Harvey Relief Initiative

Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend (WFSCB) has received targeted funding and continues to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey. The Hurricane Harvey Relief Initiative is designated to rebuild impacted cities, counties, schools and other eligible damaged property by working with government and community based organizations to identify qualifying jobs and connect qualifying dislocated workersContinue Reading

Hiring Red, White & You!

Join the Texas Workforce Commission and Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend in partnership with Texas Medical Center for the 7th Annual Hiring Red, White, & You!  Statewide Hiring Fair to connect veterans, service members and their spouses to Texas employers.  No cost to veterans, participants or employers. November 8, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00Continue Reading

Harvey Relief Effort Lands Jobs

Hurricane Harvey brought destruction and devastation to the Coastal Bend.  A year later, Harvey brings jobs!  The Hurricane Harvey Relief Initiative is helping declared disaster counties recover.  Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend has teamed with Unique Employment Services to fill much needed jobs. “For nearly a year, Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend hasContinue Reading

People and Diversity …Every Organization’s Greatest Investment

Whether you are a company of one or one thousand, each person you employ is your greatest investment.   Getting the highest rate of return on your “people” investment involves another investment—embracing diversity. Demographic trends identified by Pew Research Center include racial and ethnic diversity in the United States on a continuous rise.   By 2055, itContinue Reading

Staffing Agency Checklist

Selecting the right staffing agency is the first step to having the right personnel for your business, whether contract employees, temp-to-hire, or direct hire services are needed.   Here are the must-have features and services to look for when selecting your staffing agency: A good track record: Choosing a staffing agency with a proven track recordContinue Reading

3 Ways a Staffing Agency is Your Silver Bullet

This time of year, business owners and managers are wrapping up 2017 and looking ahead to 2018.   Throw in holidays and vacation time, and the year-end can be a frenzy as you straddle the line between the present and the future.  Look to a staffing agency to help you finish 2017 strong and meet yourContinue Reading

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