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PineCrest Named 2022 Local Employer of Excellence

Dec 02, 2022
Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas

DALLAS – Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas (WSDET) is proud to recognize MRC PineCrest Retirement as the region's 2022 Local Employer of Excellence. MRC PineCrest Retirement accepted the award at the Texas Workforce Commission's (TWC) 25th Annual Texas Workforce Conference held November 30–December 2, 2022, in Dallas. The award honors private-sector employers that are actively involved with Texas Workforce Solutions and make a positive impact on workers, the community, and the state.

“The Local Employer of Excellence Award highlights the importance of partnerships between Workforce Solutions and Texas employers,” said TWC Chairman Bryan Daniel. “These employers exemplify innovation and commitment to their communities by expanding opportunities to the local workforce as they grow their businesses.”

MRC PineCrest Retirement, a Continuum Care Retirement Community for Seniors, has served Lufkin for 30 years and is the only one of its kind in a 120-mile radius. PineCrest and WSDET began working together in 2004 to meet the workforce needs of the retirement community. PineCrest has used the job posting opportunity through; has attended Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas Job Fairs at multiple venues; and has hosted hiring events at the Angelina County Workforce Center. PineCrest collaborates with the WSDET staff by reporting new hires and completing employer surveys. PineCrest adopts innovative recruiting approaches including participating in virtual job fairs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are honored to be recognized as the Local Employer of Excellence by Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas,” said Heath Foust, PineCrest Executive Director. “With the employment challenges the world is facing, as an employer, we must collaborate our ideas, solutions, and results with the Workforce Solutions in order to achieve success in building a stronger and more viable workforce.”

ln 1992, MRC expanded to Lufkin and developed PineCrest as its first CCRC, with the full continuum of services. The two Memory Support buildings were named after longtime supporters George Henderson and Lottie Temple, and are lovingly referred to simply as ‘George’ and ‘Lottie’.

TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Aaron Demerson said, “The Lone Star State is big, and Texas employers like MRC PineCrest Retirement keep building it with career opportunities that keep Texas and Texans in the fast lane for growth. With many excellent employers making Texas home, this Employer of Excellence Award speaks to MRC PineCrest Retirement’s monumental contributions to Texas and their local community.”

TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez said, “More people than ever are working in Texas, thanks to businesses like MRC PineCrest Retirement, supported by Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas. From apprenticeships to using job training resources, Workforce Solutions provides exemplary services for individuals looking to turn a job into a career so Texas employers and employees can succeed.”

Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas is among 28 local Texas Workforce Development Boards located throughout the state. The Board serves 12 counties: Angelina, Houston, Jasper, Nacgodoches, Newton, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity and Tyler. Through partnerships with TWC and their communities, workforce boards meet the needs of Texas employers and workers through locally-designed, market-driven workforce development initiatives and services. All employers and individuals can take advantage of these services.

MRC PineCrest Retirement is 2022 Deep East Texas Employer of Excellence