East Texas Workforce Solutions is prepared for sequester cuts

The Lufkin job assistance market will be affected by the sequester if a budget deal is not met by March1st.

According to the White House, Texas will lose over $2.5 million in funding for assisting people with finding jobs. That translates into 83,000 fewer people getting help or training when it comes to looking for a new career.

Workforce Solutions of Deep East Texas is prepared for any cuts they experience.

"The big differences with these cuts is that they have already been allocated for this year, taking it out of this year's budget. Right now we don't have plans to cut services or cut hours," said Marilyn Hartsook, interim director of Workforce Solutions of Deep East Texas.

Fallout to any more budget cuts would be closing smaller centers. If this happened, people in the smaller areas such as Center would have to drive to Lufkin or Nacogdoches for help.

To see a more in-depth look at how Texas will be affected you can visit the White House's website.

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