Texas economy adds 14,800 jobs in May

The Texas economy expanded in May with the addition of 14,800 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.8 percent, down from 5 percent in April.
“Texas employers created 266,600 jobs over the past year, and the Texas economy continues to provide competitive advantages to large and small business owners across the state,” said TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar. “TWC remains committed to fostering innovative partnerships that equip Texas students and workers with in-demand skills.”

Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition could have far-reaching effects on local and national retailers

Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market is a bombshell with potentially massive reverberations for both food brands and the world of brick-and-mortar retailing, said New York-based branding consultancy CBX.
“For starters, this acquisition promises to shake up pricing, the ecommerce space, the trajectory of retail automation in the United States, and the already considerable competitive pressures faced by existing food retailers,” said Todd Maute, a partner at CBX. “When it comes to making bold moves aimed at disruption, Amazon never disappoints.”

842nd Transportation Battalion welcomes new commander to Port of Beaumont

In a traditional U.S. Army Change of Command Ceremony, Lieutenant Colonel Brad Bane relinquished command of the 842nd Transportation Battalion to Lieutenant Colonel Donald Santillo at the Beaumont Event Centre on Wednesday, June 14.
Lt. Col. Bane has served as commander of the 842nd Transportation Battalion since June 9, 2015. Upon completion of his assignment with the 842nd, Bane will be reporting to the United States Materiel Command, Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama.

Revivify Medical Spa opens in Beaumont

Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames, Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce representatives and staff and doctors from Revivify Medical Spa celebrated the opening of Drs. Lubna Elahi and Afia Naqvi’s new business at 3302 McFaddin Ave., Ste. 2, in Beaumont on Friday, June 30.
“On behalf of all the citizens of Beaumont, I would like to thank you for investing in our community,” said Ames.
Revivify provides the latest technology in medical spa treatments including the PDO Thread Face Lift that gives natural results and is heralded as the best non-invasive answer to loose and sagging skin.