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COVID-19

 

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STAY HOME, WORK SAFE ORDINANCE

We are still online to serve you. Please continue registering for employment profiles on WorkInTexas.com and applying for benefits via the Texas Workforce Commision. Some immediate positions may still apply and be open to applications, while others may be affected by this order. All openings affected are subject to re-posting after the lifting of the ordinance.

Although Workforce Solutions Borderplex is not the official place to apply for unemployment, we serve as a resource to assist you in filing for unemployment, as well as providing programs and services to those who have already filed for unemployment. To submit an application for unemployment benefits through the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), please click here, or call 1- (800) 558-8321. Be sure to utilize the TWC "Larry the Chat Bot" feature on the bottom right-hand side of any TWC webpage to assist with your unemployment claim questions and concerns. You can visit the TWC website here for more assistance.

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) is committed to keeping the community informed on how WSB and the State are responding to COVID-19. Effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020, all WSB locations will be offering all our services remotely. Until further notice, we will be servicing our customers via phone and email only. The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. 

UPDATED 6/1/20 - As we prepare our centers for a phased reopening, WSB is focused on providing a safe & healthy environment for our customers. To read more about the steps we are taking, you can review our Guidance for Safely Reopening Workforce Centers to the Public Addendum here

Download our COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide for Answers & Solutions related to your well being in the workforce and community. Click HERE for PDF Download. 

 

Call our hotline at (915) 887-2600 or email us at Callcenter@borderplexjobs.com.

If you need help with feeding your family, please click HERE for more information on food assistance. 

 

 

HIRING EVENTS & WEBINARS: 

 

JUNE 9, 2020 - Join our first official virtual job fair with Teleperformance! A total of 425 jobs are up for grabs, starting at $18/hr. Teleperformance needs supervisory, health professional and customer service slots filled before September. With our new, interactive platform, you can view postings, speak with Teleperformance recruiters, be selected for interviews and even get hired on the spot!

Join us at 9:00 a.m. sharp on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 and make sure to register before so you can beat the rush!

We will be answering questions on the discussion board if you need any more information. To visit our Facebook Event Page, click HERE for more information. 

 

Steps for JobSeekers wanting to take part in the hiring fair:

  1. Make sure to have a resume ready in PDF Form before you register. Learn how to convert your Word Document into a PDF here

 

  1. Register yourself for the event by clicking HERE or copying the following link: https://www.premiervirtual.com/event/register/WorkForce

 

  1. Job Descriptions can be viewed on our job platform, WorkinTexas.com, to prepare for interviews.

 

  1. Dress to impress and come prepared to the fair on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

 

 

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MEDIA: 

May 28, 2020 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Reinstates Services Navigator

May 26, 2020 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Presents May 26 Report on Unemployment Claims Data, Job Opportunities and Resources

May 22, 2020 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Presents May 2020 Labor Market Review

May 18, 2020 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Presents May 18 Report on Unemployment Claims Data, Job Opportunities and Resources

May 13, 2020 - Skills are in Season for Essential Migrant Farmworkers

May 12, 2020 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Presents May 12 Report on Unemployment Claims Data, Job Opportunities and Resources

May 11, 2020 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Launches Virtual Rapid Response Program

May 4, 2020 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Presents May 4 Report on Unemployment Claims Data, Job Opportunities and Resources

April 27, 2020 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Presents April 27 Report on Unemployment Claims Data, Job Opportunities and Resources

April 20, 2020 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Announces Immediate Openings for Jobs

April 20, 2020 -  Workforce Solutions Borderplex Shares Weekly Unemployment Claims Data Report

April 17, 2020 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Presents April 2020 Labor Market Review

April 13, 2020 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Announces Immediate Openings for Jobs

April 13, 2020 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Shares Weekly Unemployment Claims Data Report

April 7, 2020 - $40M in Child Care Funding Approved for Essential Workers by TWC

April 7, 2020 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Announces Updated Job Opportunities

April 6, 2020 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Presents April 6 UI Report

March 31, 2020 -Workforce Solutions Borderplex Reports March 2020 Unemployment Claims Data

March 30, 2020 -Workforce Solutions Borderplex Announces Immediate Openings for Jobs

March 26, 2020 -KVIA Xtra - Interview with Workforce Solutions Borderplex CEO, Leila H. Melendez

March 23, 2020 -Workforce Solutions Borderplex Closes All Centers - Virtual Services Continue

March 21, 2020 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Announces Immediate Job Opportunities

 

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PROGRAM RESOURCES: 

 

RELOAD YOUR SKILLS PROGRAM

There is no better time than now to level up your skills. Many of us will be returning to our jobs soon; take the steps today to train for your career of tomorrow. WSB is offering free, nationally-recognized Fred Pryor trainings to a limitied number of people. Interested in boosting your skills? Call us today at 915.887.2600 or email us at callcenter@borderplexjobs.com.

 

 

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EMPLOYEES/JOB SEEKERS: 

Download our COVID-19 Informational Packet for Answers & Solutions related to unemployment, programs and more. Click HERE for PDF Download. 

For special information for veterans, their families/survivors please click here .

To apply for Texas Benefits and assistance programs, please click here

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published its first round of implementation guidance pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Guidance is available here: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leave

WSB Message for Employers and Employees Facing Job Loss:

 

Take a look at the immediate job openings in the Borderplex region here. Our list is updated every week to keep you informed of all the latest opportunities. Our current list was last updated on: May 18, 2020. 

 

 

If you have a physical, mental, or cognitive impairment or disability that makes employment hard for you, you may be eligible for services to help you prepare for, obtain, maintain or advance in employment. Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services assists individuals with any disability in partnership with Workforce Solutions Borderplex.

For Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services:

 


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EMPLOYERS/BUSINESSES: 

Download our COVID-19 Informational Packet for Answers & Solutions related to layoffs, assistance, programs and more. Click HERE for PDF Download. 

 

On Wednesday, April 15, 2020, Comissioner Aaron Demerson of the Texas Workforce Commission spoke directly to businesses in the Borderplex region about COVID-19 relief efforts and answered questions from local citizens. To get a full recap of the Town Hall for Businesses with Commissioner Demerson, please click here

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published its first round of implementation guidance pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Guidance is available here: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employer-paid-leave

To access the COVID-19 Employer Toolkit, please visit our partner's #WorkSmart Business Resource Page.

The Texas Comptroller has updated their site as of March 24, 2020 with information for businesses regarding taxes. Please visit their page at: https://comptroller.texas.gov/about/emergency/

A WSB Message for Employers and Employees Facing Job Loss:

 

 

 

 

If you are an employer seeking to hire qualified candidates with disabilities, we also encourage you to ask for a Vocational Rehabilitation Business Relations Coordinator to help with candidate referrals, accommodation, or technical assistance related to hiring individuals with disabilities. Give us a call at 915.887.2600. to speak to our VR staff today!

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought heightened awareness around a few things:

We encourage businesses to rebuild with intention.

As businesses come back online, VR can help with that rebuilding with the creation of inclusive teams that help us think about work differently. We encourage you to work with employees with disabilities to implement the reasonable adjustments they need in order to thrive in the workplace. This will help to ensure you and your company remain economically active in times of great stress and change, like the present, while simultaneously bringing more talent and diversity of thought into the workplace. 

 

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CHILD CARE SERVICES

 

*Starting April 1, 2020 and until further notification, the parent fee for child care is waived.  Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) will pay the child care provider the parent fee.  TWC will continue to assess the need and issue guidance regarding future supplemental payments.

*Effective March 1, 2020 and through the COVID-19 crisis, accumulated absences are not counted against a CCS child and will not affect his or her’s eligibility.   There is no need to suspend your services if a child is not attending or if the child care facility has temporarily closed.

*Certification end dates are being extended two months.  This will continue through the month of July 2020.   

 

 

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CENTER OPERATIONS: 

*All centers are officially closed to the public.  Effective Tuesday, March 24th, all WSB locations will be serving the Borderplex community virtually. We will be servicing our customers via phone and email only. For assistance, please call (915) 887-2600 or email us at callcenter@borderplexjobs.com. *

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STATISTICS: 

 

May 2020 

Week of May 25, 2020 - Claimant Report

Week of May 18, 2020 - Claimant Report

Week of May 11, 2020 - Claimant Report

Week of May 4, 2020 - Claimant Report

April 2020 

Week of April 27, 2020 - Claimant Report

Week of April 20, 2020 - Claimant Report

 

 

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LEGISLATION: 

For FMLA/Paid Sick Leave information, please click here.

The Senate passed and the President has signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act which will:

More details about the leave provisions are below:

The legislation would allow for two weeks of fully paid time off under an emergency paid sick leave program to self-quarantine, seek diagnosis or preventative care, or receive treatment for COVID-19, as well as two weeks paid leave at two-third pay to care for a family member or child whose school has closed, or if their child care provider is unavailable due to COVID-19.  Under emergency paid family leave, employees are entitled to 12 weeks of job protected leave to care for their children in the event of a school closure or their child care provider is unavailable do to COVID-19.  The first two weeks are unpaid, but the next 10 weeks would be paid. Employees will receive no less than two-thirds of their usual pay.  

The Department of Labor released a Questions & Answers site to provide information on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-questions

 

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HELPFUL RESOURCES: 

 

If you need help with feeding your family, please click HERE for more information on food assistance. 

 

FOR HEALTH OFFICIAL LINKS, PLEASE SEE BELOW: 

https://www.elpasotexas.gov/public-health/coronavirus

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

 

FOR REMOTE WORK GUIDES, PLEASE SEE BELOW:

Zoom - Remote conferencing
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials

Skype - Remote conferencing
https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA11098/how-do-i-get-started-with-skype

Slack – Team and Project Management
https://slack.com/resources/using-slack/slack-tutorials

Trello – Team and Project Management
https://trello.com/b/I7TjiplA/trello-tutorial

Doodle - Team Availability Coordination
https://woven.com/guides/doodle

Google Drive – file storage and synchronization
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPbWTG6LM84

 

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EN ESPAÑOL

 

ORDEN DE QUÉDESE EN CASA, TRABAJE SEGURO

 

Aún estamos en linea para servirle.  Por favor continue registrandose para los perfiles de empleo en WorkInTexas.com y aplicando para beneficios de desempleo a través de la pagina de Texas Workforce Commision. Puede aplicar para algunas de las posiciones inmediatas, mientras puede que otras sean afectadas por esta orden. Todas las posiciones afectadas están sujetas a una nueva publicación después del levantamiento de la ordenanza.

 

Aunque Workforce Solutions Borderplex no es el lugar oficial para solicitar el desempleo, nosotros le servimos como un recurso para ayudarle a solictar el desempleo, al igual que le proporcionamos programas y servicios a aquellos que ya aplicaron para el desempleo. Para presentar una solicitud de beneficios de desempleo a través de Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), por favor haga clic aquí, or llame al 1- (800) 558-8321. Asegúrese de utilizar la característica de TWC de "Larry the Chat Bot" en la parte inferior derecha en cualquier sitio web de TWC para asistirle con sus preguntas y preocupaciones sobre reclamos de desempleo. Puede visitar el sitio web de TWC aquí para obtener más ayuda.

 

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) se compromete a mantener informada a la comunidad sobre cómo WSB y el Estado están respondiendo a COVID-19. A partir del Martes 24 de Marzo de 2020, todas las oficinas de WSB ofrecerán todos los servicios de forma remota. Hasta nuevo aviso, estaremos atendiendo a nuestros clientes solo por teléfono y correo electrónico. La salud y seguridad de nuestra comunidad es nuestra máxima prioridad.

 

Estamos en linea para usted.

 

Llame a nuestra línea directa al (915) 887-2600 o envíenos un correo electrónico a Callcenter@borderplexjobs.com.

 

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