Virtual Job Fair for Child Care Teachers Set for May 25

Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas Hosts Virtual Job Fair

For Child Care Teachers and Workers

 

To help with the critical regionwide need for child care teachers, Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas is hosting a virtual hiring event featuring over 70 jobs in 40 child care centers. Registration is now open for the event being held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., https://bit.ly/3eT4XZ7.

 

“Access to child care is a key step for many parents as they head back to work. Fully staffed child care centers increase that availability for more families,” said Mark Durand, WSDET executive director. “Once we learned that widespread vacancies were preventing many child care centers from accepting more children, our Child Care Services and Business Services teams partnered together with child care directors to organize this single industry hiring event. It is a great opportunity to help individuals find career opportunities and get Deep East Texas back to work.”

 

Individuals who register for the child care hiring event will be able to meet with the employers, explore 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 www.detwork.org/JobFairsHiringEvents and choose the May 25, 2021, Child Care Job Fair. Employers are encouraged to participate in the hiring event by calling 936-639-1351 or emailing mclark@detwork.org.

 

Virtual Job Fairs on Thursdays & Weekly Pop-Up Workforce Centers
Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas Connects
People with Jobs and Businesses with Qualified Candidates
Through digital highways and rural roadways, Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas is offering a
a multi-pronged approach to helping Deep East Texas businesses thrive and get individuals back to
work or on a path to sustainable careers.

Every Thursday in February, 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 devices. 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
www.detwork.org/JobFairsHiringEvent and choose your event. Employers are encouraged to
participate in the hiring events by calling 936-639-1351 or emailing mclark@detwork.org.
 Thursday, February 4, 10 a.m. to 12 noon – Recruiting Events Spotlighting Employers in six
virtual job fairs. These hiring events are organized by workforce center county, making it easy to
find jobs close to home.
 Thursday, February 11, 10 a.m. to 12 noon – 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.
 Thursday, February 18, 10 a.m. to 12 noon – JobsNow Job Fair is a giant, region-wide, virtual job
fair and online hiring opportunity.
 Thursday, February 25, 10 a.m. to 12 noon – Virtual Youth Hiring Event especially for ages 16-24.
Youth will be able to meet and learn about employers and work opportunities online. They can
also learn about the education and training opportunities available to those who qualify.
The 12-county region is large, and getting to a workforce center in the neighboring county may be a
challenge. To bring services closer to rural communities, Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas is

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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. The following is a sampling of the free
services offered: job readiness, resume assistance, job placement, skills training, paid work
experience, virtual workshops, and support services.
 Tuesday, February 2, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sabine Area Career Center, 203 Sloan St., Pineland
 Wednesday, February 3, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Newton County Public Library, 212 High St., Newton
 Wednesday, February 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Coldspring Area Public Library, 14221 Hwy 150 W,
Coldspring
 Thursday, February 11, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, San Augustine County Chamber of Commerce, 611
W. Columbia St., San Augustine
 Wednesday, February 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Allen Shivers Library & Museum, 302 N. Charlton
St., Woodville
 Thursday, February 18, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Groveton Public Library, 126 West 1st St., Groveton
 Wednesday, February 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Shepherd Public Library, 30 Liberty St., Shepherd
 Thursday, February 25, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Blanche K. Werner Public Library, 203 Prospect Drive,
Trinity
The six Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas centers are OPEN, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. Please remember to wear a mask. Safety measures are in place, such as sanitizing surfaces,
wearing masks, six-foot social distancing, and limiting the number of people inside at one time. For
those who have symptoms or diagnosis of COVID-19 or those who have been in contact with anyone
with symptoms or diagnosis of COVID-19, please call for virtual assistance.
 ANGELINA COUNTY, (936) 639-1351, 210 N. John Redditt, Lufkin
 HOUSTON COUNTY, (936) 544-7859, 1505 S. 4th Street, Crockett
 JASPER COUNTY, (409) 384-9031, 799 W. Gibson, Ste. 300, Jasper
 NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, (936) 560-1441, 235 N. University St., Nacogdoches
 POLK COUNTY, (936) 327-5421, 1241 West Church, Ste. 300, Livingston
 SHELBY COUNTY, (936) 598-2468, 145 Catco Drive, Center

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To help people find jobs, keep jobs or get better jobs, the staff at Workforce Solutions Deep East
Texas offers job search and job matching assistance, career counseling, and in some cases, financial
aid for education/training or work support. They also can help with career planning, building a
resume, preparing for interviews, job readiness, earning a GED, and gaining occupational skills. If a
family meets eligibility requirements, Workforce Solutions may be able to help with financial
assistance for child care.
Additionally, the team helps employers find qualified applicants for specific jobs and develop custom
solutions to strengthen their current workforce.
For more information, visit www.detwork.org.

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