Employers and Job Seekers - You Need to Know!

Employers and Job Seekers – You Need to Know!

Coastal Bend Employment offers direct-hire services by listening to the needs of employers and finding people with the necessary skills.

Janie Gifford, Owner Operator of Coastal Bend Employment

Janie Gifford, Owner Operator of Coastal Bend Employment

How Employment Agencies Work:

Agencies can offer temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct-hire services. The difference is temporary is just an assignment, temp-to-hire is a trial period for a permanent position, and direct-hire is a company directly hiring a candidate through the agency. Coastal Bend Employment, LLC (C.B.E.) operates on a direct-hire basis. 

The ideal agency works hand in hand with both employers and job seekers. This is done by listening to the needs of the company and then finding people with the necessary skills and interests in that company. 

The most important item that can help individuals looking for work is creating/updating your resume, either through an agency or by utilizing local resources like Workforce Solutions or Coastal Compass located in La Palmera Mall. Always have your recruiter review your resume, as they know the specific buzzwords employers are looking for. Simple edits to buzzwords can make a difference as HR employees may not have a full understanding of what they are hiring for, referencing only a job description given to them, and therefore will be looking for very specific language.

Janie Gifford speaking at Workforce Solutions on behalf of Coastal Bend Employment


Using staffing agencies can be expensive, especially if you are using temporary labor, but it is important to remember that if you find the right company to work with, you can save valuable HR hours hunting for employees. Recruiters can afford to attend job fairs, talk with up-and-coming students, and speak to individuals across a multitude of organizations. Because of their community involvement, they know the local trends in trades, current pay rates and rockstar employees. These are things not every HR employee has access to.

Work Expectations: 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average weekly wages by the third quarter of 2022 in Nueces County were $1,070 as compared to $1136 in Houston, $1209 in Austin, and $1576 in Dallas. Nueces County is a lower-paying area, which is important to keep in mind when considering a new position. While some employers can afford to offer higher salaries, others try to supplement pay by offering benefit packages and job perks. If you are employed in Corpus Christi, it is important to find the pay/benefit balance as well as consider what the area offers in comparison to other counties.

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About Coastal Bend Employment, LLC.:

Coastal Bend Employment, LLC. Is a staffing agency founded in Corpus Christi and serves the entire State of Texas. This woman-owned company operates on a direct-hire basis and is deeply involved in community events and philanthropy. Janie Gifford, owner of C.B.E., partners with colleges such as Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Del Mar to supplement college students with food, professional clothing school supplies, and donates to local scholarship funds. Ms. Gifford can be found anywhere from local job fairs, community events and local colleges giving talks to students. In her free time, she enjoys fishing, clay shoots and trying out the latest restaurants. Ms. Gifford’s most recent degree is a BAAS in Criminal Justice and is currently in a master’s program as well as a training program for student pilots. Her favorite thing is driving around the Coastal Bend Jeep, which you might have spotted around town or seen tagged on Instagram.

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Janie Gifford – Owner Operator | 14493 SPID Suite A PMB 343, Corpus Christi, Texas 78418 | (361) 585-5068 | coastalbendemployment@outlook.com | Find Coastal Bend Employment, LLC on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.