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Area manager tells Rotarians of Workforce Solutions

The Malakoff News of Malakoff, Texas

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The News Correspondent MALAKOFF — The area manager of Workforce Solutions of East Texas (WSET), Angela Snow, told Malakoff Rotarians May 31 about services the "best kept secret in Henderson County" offers.

Snow is the wife of Malakoff Elementary School principal Ronny Snow.

WSET works closely with the business community to help people find jobs as quickly as possible, with a primary focus on people aged 18-24. WSET has the largest job database in Texas, Snow said, and its online application service offers job-seekers immediate and continuous access to job-matching services.

Job-seekers can browse thousands of job postings, including all Texas state agency openings, receive notices for potential job opportunities, self-refer to open positions and complete and maintain resumes and/or state applications.

It's not a staffing agency, Snow said, and is not the "unemployment office" or the Texas Workforce Commission.

However, its services are free of charge, including job training for dislocated workers, hosting job fairs and help with acquiring a GED high school equivalency diploma, for example. WSET also offers a Resource Room with computers, Internet, copiers and fax machine available at no cost. In addition, child-care services help individuals who are working, at a reduced rate or free.

Veterans receive priority with WSET services, including the ability to see job postings 48 hours before they are open to the general public. Other services available include weekly workshops on resume building and interview techniques. WSET also has agreements with particular employers for direct job placement.

WSET covers a 14-county area, with Snow's managed area comprised of Henderson, Anderson, Van Zandt and Rains counties. Its office is located at 205 N. Murchison St., Suite 101, in Athens, across the street from the Henderson County Jail. The phone number is 903-677-3521, with the office open Monday through Friday.



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Original Publication Date: July 10, 2016



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