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It’s true Texas job fairs are a great way to explore jobs available today. Sometimes, they’re a great way to explore future jobs, too.
Texas job fairs are a great way to explore the job opportunities now available in the Lone Star State. Job fairs represent many different employers and even different industries actively hiring new workers. They’re also a way to get familiar with a potential new employer without the high stress levels associated with a formal job interview.
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) lists Texas job fairs on their website. Some of the job fairs are sponsored by the TWC while others are privately sponsored. Your local newspaper is another good source of job fairs scheduled for your area.
Some Texas job fairs, such as the ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair, target a specific industry. The recent science and engineering fair was co-sponsored by TWC and targeted high school and middle school students interested in pursuing high technology careers. The fair was hosted by the University of Texas at San Antonio on April 5, 6, and 7.
The ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair included a statewide competition among more than 1,000 students who won qualifying regional competitions. Students competed for scholarships, other awards, and the chance to advance competitively within the field. The International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is presented each year by Science Service, the same entity that sponsors the student competitions.
Student competitors ranking in the top 10 percent of the junior division win the chance to apply for the Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge in Washington, DC, in the fall. The Science Service also sponsors the Discovery Channel challenge. Older students can advance to the ISEF scheduled for May in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Joining ExxonMobil in sponsoring the science and engineering fair in April were TWC, the Texas Science Careers Consortium (TSCC), the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and various employers in the science and engineering industries. The TSCC represents science and technology deans from colleges and universities across Texas who are dedicated to education and employment issues in these industries.
We’ve covered this topic before on this blog, but I can still hear the doubts out there among my new readers. Maybe you just found my human resource blog here, and are wondering why I am making such a big deal about labor laws such as the one that requires that all employers, across all states, report all of their new hires. I think that statement alone says it all. And my loyal readers, those who have been with me at this blog from the start, surely know the answer to that question.
But for you newbies, I will explain it again, in the context of the Texas new hire reporting system. In Texas, even the state officials will tell you that, no matter the paper or computer work that new hire reporting requires, ultimately the system benefits all employers and tax payers in the state.
How? Just in Texas alone last year, the Texas Workforce Commission, the agency in charge in the state of tracking down and accumulating all of this new hire info, collected $8 million in benefits overpayments, just from the new hire reporting system. See, the new hire reporting system allows state officials to see which employees are still out there collecting unemployment benefits and other social services when they shouldn’t be.
Plus, the state of Texas makes it as easy as possible to report new hire info because they give you so many options for reporting. You can send in a magnetic tape or a computer diskette with all of your new hires on it. You could send the reports the old fashioned way, by mail or fax. Or you can also use email to send the reports in, or go online and use the state electronic file transfer protocols. You can even phone in your new hire reports to the Texas Employer New Hire Reporting System.
In Texas (TX) we believe that everything should be large including our Department of Human Resources; at least the number of responsibilities that they have. This department oversees all aspects of the employer as well as the employee in our state in regards to fair treatment and wages as well as benefits that are provided for the employees. This department also has a large bearing on the unemployment stature of the state and works very hard to maintain it a respectable level for Texas.
In August of 2003 the unemployment rate was at 6.8% percent for our state. It currently stands at 5.2 % which is a great turn around, however it is still high when it is compared to the national average of 4.8%. This does not mean that Texas is not doing well in their unemployment battle it just means that we have to work that much harder to achieve our unemployment goals here in our state. Another thing that has been done is the creation of more than 600,000 new jobs for the state since July of 2003. This has helped tremendously in our battle against unemployment as well as finding and creating job retraining sights for those that are unemployed in our state. We want to get as many of those people back into the workforce as quickly as possible and we do that through job placement as well as job training to help all people in the state. This is a benefit for both the employees as well as prospective employers because both can find a good job fit for all parties involved.
In Texas our department of human resources also helps to maintain and promote workplace safety. This department also oversees all laws and enforcement of these laws. This is simply to keep all employees safe and in the right when things do occur in the workplace.