Los Fresnos News

New Company Hiring to Fill Vacuum Left by IES

Scores of vehicles could be seen at an office off Highway 100, where people applied for jobs last week. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

Scores of vehicles could be seen at an office off Highway 100, where people applied for jobs last week. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

by Tony Vindell/LFN

A new company is planning to relocate into one of the complexes left behind after the International Educational Services closed its two facilities in Los Fresnos.

Comprehensive Health Systems Inc., a company founded in 1975, which bills itself as one of the nation’s largest and most experienced providers of workforce medical services, held a job event last week to accept applications and to interview potential employees at the IEA complex building along Texas Highway 100 west of town.

CHS, headquartered in Cape Canaveral, Fl., works with Fortune 1000 companies and with the U.S. government “to solve the highly complex, large-scale health care challenges they face by implementing and managing cost-effective, customized medical programs for large and dispersed workforces.”

Some former employees with IES said they were told to re-apply with CHS and many of them showed up at a house along Highway 100 to fill out an application online.

At a May 4 meeting of the Community Development Corp., the board was informed about a company planning to go in the shelters IES had on Highway 100 and off North Arroyo Boulevard.

During last weeks job event, CHS interviewed people for about a dozen different jobs, including nurses, medical coordinators, teachers and youth care workers.

Also, applicants must be bilingual, clear background and reference checks to work with children, the company said.

A spokeswoman for CHS, would not provide any comments when contacted by telephone, but recommended to call the federal government on matters concerning unaccompanied alien children.

If CHS opens the shelters, it would help fill the vacuum left by IES that resulted in the loss of about 300 area jobs.

Mark Milum, the city’s manager, described the hiring announcement as a great thing for job creation.


  1. Michelle Leal

    September 20, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Looking for a job asap…I have experience.

  2. Edgar Pardo

    September 23, 2018 at 1:54 am

    I can work any shifts need job asap thanks

  3. Eugenio Salazar

    October 3, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    Im a certified teacher in Mexico, know a little bit of English and am looking for a job is there any openings for this position? Looking into a position in Los Fresnos Texas.

  4. Ms. Gisela Cardenas

    November 1, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    I’m been trying to apply for a job opening you might have, youth worker,
    kitchen help, laundry room anything. I’m available Monday thru Friday and
    weekends after 12:30 p.m. I work as a home provider on weekends just 2hrs. in the mornings I get out at 12:30pm. after that I have nothing. I leave here in town. I need a job to for my bills.

  5. Mary Alice Hernandez

    November 29, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    Im interested in working with the new company CHS. I have 4yrs.expirience,as a Youth Care Worker for IES,Ive done reunifications,Intake.Hospital Duty.I really enjoy makeing a difference with the children.

  6. Edgar I Mendoza

    January 8, 2019 at 2:35 am

    You need Youth care Worker i have 2 years and 6 months ir experiencia I work in IES 1year and 8 months and 10 months in swkey to january 7 2019 I am availabe an y day any Tours any schedule prefered morning tanks
    Tel 9564428658

  7. Amanda Estrada

    January 15, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    I have applied for Direct Care have experiences worked in Swk and now preset at Bcfs i have tried to contact someone about an update on my application

  8. Edgar Lozano

    January 28, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    To whom it may concern the reason for this reply is to let you all know that I’m interested in the job of youth care worker.I have 15 years of experience working with young kids and adolescents.I also have worked for SWKeys,BCFS,and for sunny glen.Feel free to contact me Thanks


      May 28, 2019 at 5:25 pm


  9. Brandy

    August 13, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    I am looking for a job willing to work any position and I used to be a teachers aid I can only work Monday thru Friday 6am to 5pm

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