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May 28, 2020 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Reinstates Services Navigator

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) has reinstated its Services Navigator and is pleased to annonced it is available to the public online at https://servicesnavigator.borderplexjobs.com/  Previously only used as internal tool for staff, this site has been modified to now assist anyone dealing with challenges during the pandemic situation. 

 

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

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) has compiled the data on unemployment claims in the borderplex region from April 26 through May 22, 2020.   This report is published weekly and reflects previous week’s available data captured from the Texas Workforce Commission. Numbers may fluctuate slightly from previous week while the system processes an unprecedented volume of claims.

 

 

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

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) presents the Labor Market Review (LMR) for May 2020.  This issue examines how the workforce area performed during April 2020.  The LMR is published by the Labor Market Information Department of the Texas Workforce Commission. This monthly report provides current information and statistics about the Texas and Borderplex economy generally, and the labor force specifically.

 

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

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) has compiled the data on unemployment claims in the borderplex region from April 26 through May 14, 2020.  This report is published weekly and reflects previous week’s available data captured from the Texas Workforce Commission. Numbers may fluctuate slightly from previous week while the system processes an unprecedented volume of claims.

 

May 13, 2020 - Workforce Solutions Borderplex Announces New Member of Administrative Team

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), the leader in innovative workforce services in the borderland region, is pleased to announce the hiring of Ms. Valeria Contreras as Executive Coordinator.

 

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

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) is offering free career development services for migrant and seasonal farmworkers. WSB’s career navigation team is eager to assist farmworkers with skills training through upcoming workshops.  The specific services available are listed in the release linked above. 

 

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

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) has compiled the data on unemployment claims in the borderplex region from May 3 through May 9, 2020. This report is published weekly and reflects previous week’s available data captured from the Texas Workforce Commission. Numbers may fluctuate slightly from previous week while the system processes an unprecedented volume of claims.

 

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

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) has launched a virtual Rapid Response Program which will offer a personalized plan to businesses and workers affected by closures and employment cutbacks. 

 

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

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) has compiled the data on unemployment claims in the borderplex region from April 26 through April 30, 2020.   This report is published every Monday and reflects previous week’s available data captured from the Texas Workforce Commission. Numbers may fluctuate slightly from previous week while the system processes an unprecedented volume of claims. To view the full report, please click here.

 

April 28, 2020 - WSB Partner Offers Free CompTIA Training

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) is pleased to offer a free IT Fundamentals training course for CompTIA.  A free license is available through May 31, 2020 and provides access to CompTIA Certmaster Learn eLearning for CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+). The course is designed for jobseekers and individuals considering a career change to the IT field.  The course determines level of competency for IT.  Upon completing the course, eligible participants may qualify to obtain the certification through WSB funding.  Participants must contact a career navigator at 915-887-2600 to determine eligibility. 

 

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

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) has compiled the data on unemployment claims in the borderplex region from April 19 through April 24, 2020. This report is published every Monday and reflects previous week’s available data captured from the Texas Workforce Commission. Numbers may fluctuate slightly from previous week while the system processes an unprecedented volume of claims.

 

 

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

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) continues to share a variety of job opportunities available in the Borderplex area with over 2,000 jobs.  Jobseekers should register at Work in Texas by creating a profile and then searching and applying for jobs at www.WorkInTexas.com.  The employers listed in this release have immediate job openings. 

 

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

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) has compiled the data on unemployment claims in the borderplex region from March 29 through April 17, 2020.   This report is published every Monday and reflects previous week’s available data captured from the Texas Workforce Commission. Numbers may fluctuate slightly from previous week while the system processes an unprecedented volume of claims.

 

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

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) presents the Labor Market Review (LMR) for April 2020.  This issue examines how the workforce area performed during March 2020.  The LMR is published by the Labor Market Information Department of the Texas Workforce Commission. This monthly report provides current information and statistics about the Texas and Borderplex economy generally, and the labor force specifically.

 

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

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) continues to share a variety of job opportunities available in the Borderplex area with over 2,000 jobs.  Jobseekers should register at Work in Texas by creating a profile and then searching and applying for jobs at www.WorkInTexas.com.  The employers listed in this release have immediate job openings. 

 

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

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) has compiled the data on unemployment claims in the borderplex region from March 29 through April 10, 2020.   This report is published every Monday and reflects previous week’s available data captured from the Texas Workforce Commission. Numbers may fluctuate slightly from previous week while the system processes an unprecedented volume of claims. Please note that the Labor Market Review will be released on April 17th which will provide an expanded view of the pandemic impact, annual comparisons, and full March comprehensive data to include industry information.

 

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

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) is pleased to announced that Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has made available $40million in funding for childcare for children of essential workers during COVID19. Child Care Services, or CCS, will be responsible for distributing funds. The funds can be used at any CCS-approved childcare provider.

 

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

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) continues to share a variety of job opportunities available in the Borderplex area. Jobseekers should register at Work in Texas by creating a profile and then searching and applying for jobs at www.WorkInTexas.com. The employers listed below have immediate job openings.

 

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

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) has compiled the data on unemployment claims in the borderplex region from March 1 through April 3, 2020. This report is published every Monday and reflects all previous week’s data captured from the Texas Workforce Commission. Numbers may fluctuate slightly from previous week while the system processes an unprecedented volume of claims.

 

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

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) has compiled the data on unemployment claims in the borderplex region from March 1 through March 28, 2020.   This report is the first of a new weekly series that includes the top claimant zip codes and occupations.

 

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

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) continues to share a variety of job opportunities available in the Borderplex area. Jobseekers should register at Work in Texas by creating a profile and then searching and applying for jobs at www.WorkInTexas.com. The 30 employers listed have immediate job openings. The industry, positions, job posting # and wages are also provided.

 

March 27, 2020 -Workforce Solutions Borderplex Presents March 2020 Labor Market Review

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) presents the Labor Market Review (LMR) for March 2020. This issue examines how the workforce area performed during February 2020. The LMR is published by the Labor Market Information Department of the Texas Workforce Commission. This monthly report provides current information and statistics about the Texas and Borderplex economy generally, and the labor force specifically.

 

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

In response to concerns of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) announces that all job centers will be closing effective Tuesday, March 24th. All centers will be closed to the public and resource rooms will no longer be available for internet, printing and computer access. WSB is still eager to assist with case management and job assistance, but all support will be handled virtually. For more information, please call 915-887-2600 or visit the WSB resource website for continuous updates at www.borderplexjobs.com/covid-19

 

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

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) is eager to share a variety of job opportunities available in the Borderplex area. Jobseekers should register at Work in Texas by creating a profile and then searching and applying for jobs at www.WorkInTexas.com.

 

March 18, 2020 –Worforce Solutions Borderplex Centers Move to Remote Assistance, Only Resrouce Rooms Open to Public

In response to concerns of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) has provided an update to accessibility to its job centers effective March 18th.

 

March 17, 2020 –Worforce Solutions Borderplex Extends Deadlines for Proposals for Services

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) has extended the deadline for proposals for special events management services and workforce program and operations vendors.  In addition, the organization will be accepting electronic submissions of proposals. A description of each posting can be found in the link above, but can also be viewed at www.borderplexjobs.com/rfps

 

March 16, 2020 –Workforce Solutions Borderplex Shares Updated Job Center Information

In response to concerns of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) has provided an update to accessibility to its job centers effective March 16th.

 

March 13, 2020 –Workforce Solutions Borderplex Shares Job Center and Hiring Event Updates

In response to concerns of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) will open its job centers on a delayed start at 10:00am, next Monday, March 16th. This will allow WSB staff to expand and prepare
their workspaces and create the extra distance job seekers may need as they come into the centers for services.

 

March 4, 2020 –Workforce Solutions Borderplex Solicits Proposals

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) is accepting proposals for special events management services and workforce program and operations vendors.  A description of each posting is linked above, but can also be viewed at www.borderplexjobs.com/rfps

 

March 2, 2020 –The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park To Host Hiring Event

As The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park prepares to open to the public in April, it seeks to fill approximately 125 positions.  A hiring event will be held at The Plaza, located at 106 W. Mills, on Tuesday, March 10th from 8am-1pm and 4-7pm and Wednesday, March 11th from 6-10am.  Interested parties should apply in person and be prepared to interview.

 

February 24, 2020 –Workforce Solutions Borderplex Mobile Unit Takes Weekly Residency in Marfa

In partnership with the City of Marfa, Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) is pleased to announced the return of its full-service mobile unit to Marfa on a weekly basis.  Beginning March 2nd, and through June 2nd, the mobile unit will be accessible on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00am to 5:00pm at Marfa City Hall located at 113 S Highland Avenue. 

  

February 13, 2020 –Workforce Solutions Borderplex Seeking Employers for New Frontiers JobCon in Tri-County Area

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) is actively seeking dynamic businesses to take part in the 2020 New Frontiers JobCon, which will take place on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at the Marfa Activities Center (MAC) from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.    

 

February 11, 2020 –Workforce Solutions Borderplex Cancelling SISD JobCon Due to Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather and the announcement of a delayed start in the Socorro Independent School District (SISD), Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) has cancelled February 12th's JobCon scheduled at Eastlake High School. 

 

February 7, 2020 –Workforce Solutions Borderplex to Offer Free Entrepreneurial and Financial Literacy Workshops

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), along with Dynamic Workforce Solutions and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, will be providing  job seekers with free entrepreneurial and financial literacy training through a series of workshops.  The workshops will be held at WSB locations in El Paso.

 

February 6, 2020 –Workforce Solutions Borderplex to Host African Delegation for Presentation on Serving Disenfranchised Youth

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), in partnership with the P.R.I.D.E. Center and the El Paso Council of International Visitors, will host a presentation on serving disenfranchised youth.  Topics that will be covered include:

  • Economic Factors Influencing Youth Employment
  • Job Creation for Youth at the Local Level
  • Education and Job-Training Programs for Youth
  • HOT Jobs, including Education in Technology and Target Industries

 

January 16, 2020 –Workforce Solutions Borderplex Announces New CEO

The Board of Directors for Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) is pleased to announce the selection of Leila H. Melendez as its new Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Melendez is a five-year veteran, currently serving as Chief Operating Officer, of WSB. She succeeds Joyce Wilson, who is retiring in March 2020.

 

January 15, 2020 –Workforce Solutions Borderplex Seeking Employers for SISD JobCon Event in February

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) is actively seeking dynamic businesses to take part in the upcoming JobCon scheduled for Wednesday,February 12, 2020 at Eastlake High School in Socorro Independent School District (SISD).  Close to 2000 students will come together for a day of career exploration and engagement with local businesses. 

 

January 13, 2020 – Workforce Solutions Borderplex Releases 2019 Annual Report

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) proudly presents its 2019 Annual Report. The report culminates as WSB completed a year-long celebration of 20 years of service to the Borderplex region. The report highlights the strategic efforts conducted by the local workforce board, administration, and its service delivery contractors.

 

January 3, 2020 – New Year Registration Begins for Free Adult Education Courses and Certifications

The Far West Adult Education Consortium, comprised of three local school districts, will hold registration and orientation for various adult education resources beginning January 6, 2020. As partners of Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), the El Paso, Socorro, and Ysleta Independent School Districts will provide free programming for adults seeking education in a variety of subjects and levels including: Citizenship, English, Computer Maintenance, Office Administration, CDL, Office Administration, Dental Assistance, Early Childhood Education, and several more.

 

December 18, 2019 – Workforce Solutions Borderplex and GECU Celebrated at 23rd Annual TWC Conference

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) and its partner GECU were recognized and awarded at the 23rd Annual Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Conference in Grapevine, Texas in early December.  In recognition of its workforce programs, Workforce Solutions Borderplex received both the Youth Inspiration & Career Awareness Award and the Service to Workers Award.  GECU was honored with the Employer Award of Excellence. 

 

November 19, 2019 – Workorce Solutions Borderplex Releases Hot Jobs Report

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) is proud to share the organization’s latest report, 2020 Hot Jobs, which features the most current trends in job growth, job openings, and hourly wage information. The goal of the report is to provide a forecasting resource for all types of job seekers.

 

November 11, 2019 – Workforce Solutions Borderplex and YISD Partner on Workforce Wednesday Broadcast

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) is proud to partner with the Career Center Practicum in Advanced Arts Audio/Visual Program at Ysleta Independent School District (YISD) to bring Workforce Wednesdays to life in broadcast.

 

November 1, 2019 – WSB Offers Year Round Career Navigation Program

As October came to an end, Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) wrapped up a month featuring Disability Awareness. However, as the leader in innovative workforce services in the borderland region, WSB wants the public to know that ability hiring occurs all year long through the Career Navigation Program.

 

October 22, 2019 – Workforce Solutions Borderplex to Host 9th Annual Red, White & You Hiring Fair in November

Workforce Solutions Borderplex is proud to host the 9th annual Hiring Red, White & You! statewide veterans hiring event.

 

October 17, 2019 – Grind Talk Offers Career Planning Motivation

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) is pleased to announce a new career and education outreach program called Grind Talk.  The program will cover a variety of topics geared towards guiding youth, educators, and parents on the importance of career planning.  Newly hired WSB staff members will create customized, on-demand content for classroom and special event presentations and demonstrations.

 

September 23, 2019 – Workforce Solutions Borderplex Hosts 2019 Texas HireAbility Fair and Business Forum

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) will host the 2019 Texas HireAbility Job Fair, with a focus on connecting people with disabilities to employment with El Paso-area retail and business employers.

 

September 16, 2019 – Workforce Solutions Borderplex to Celebrate Daycare Sites at Annual Circle of Excellence Event

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) will recognize 25 daycare sites for their achievement and maintenance of Texas Rising Star Certification status. The Annual Circle of Excellence event will celebrate the daycare sites that have shown a dedication to quality care for the children of the El Paso community. A presentation of appreciation plaques as well as a Teacher-of-the-Year Award will take place at the event.

 

August 27, 2019 – Job Fiesta and Workforce Solutions Borderplex Mobile Unit Coming to Presidio

In partnership with the City of Presidio, Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) staff will bring a full-service Mobile Unit to O’Reilly Street at the City Hall parking lot on September 4th.  A Job Fiesta and ribbon cutting ceremony will launch a two-month mobile service initiative through November 1st. 

 

August 27, 2019 – Deadline Nearing for Employers to Participate in September SISD JobCon Event

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) is actively seeking dynamic businesses to take part in the upcoming JobCon scheduled for Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Socorro Independent School District (SISD), where close to 2000 students will come together for a day of career exploration.  The deadline for businesses to register to take part in the SISD JobCon is Friday, August 30th.

 

August 26, 2019 – Workforce Solutions Borderplex to Host CHOICES Hiring Event

Workforce Solutions Borderplex is pleased to host CHOICES, a one-day hiring event geared towards assisting participants with successful transition from SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) into gainful employment positions.  

 

August 6, 2019 – Workforce Solutions Borderplex Seeking Employers for JobCon Event in September at SISD

Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB) is actively seeking dynamic businesses to take part in the upcoming JobCon scheduled for Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Socorro Independent School District (SISD), where close to 2000 students will come together for a day of career exploration. 

 

July 26, 2019 - Teleperformance USA Seeks to Fill Up to 1600 Jobs in El Paso

Teleperformance, the global leader in outsourced multichannel customer experience management, announced that it is hiring at least 1,250 and up to 1,600 contact center employees at its new state-of-the-art location in El Paso, Texas. The company is seeking highly qualified candidates to apply at their upcoming career fair hosted by Workforce Solutions Borderplex.

 

July 16, 2019Free Summer Camp Offered for Teens

Free youth Summer Camp opportunities concentrating on robotics, entrepreneurship and app development are being made available through a partnership between Workforce Solutions Borderplex, the Success Through Technology Education (STTE) Foundation and El Paso Community College.

 

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