Workforce Solutions opens Clear Lake office

Workforce Solutions in December held an open house for its recently opened office at 300 Bay Area Blvd., Ste. A, Houston. The new location, located in the United Way Center, offers a range of career-building and job-finding services. It also acts as a space for local employers to host meetings and recruitment drives. 346-230-7018. www.wrksolutions.com
By Jake Magee

Jake Magee has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper.

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