Our Aging Population and the Workplace

Thelisa LavergneThe month of May has been classified as Older Americans Month, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. So, who are the older workers? By 2030, people 65 years and older will outnumber children in the United States – for the first time in history. This is a huge implication for the future of work and for people’s capacity to retire in their mid-60s. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows that the percentage of older workers has been steadily increasing between 2011 and 2018, while in Europe, sources indicate that the working-age population may soon be outnumbered by citizens old enough to retire. Continue reading ‘Our Aging Population and the Workplace’

Utility Player or Specialist

David SpearsMost agree that Nolan Ryan is one of the best pitchers in the history of major league baseball, and excelled in all aspects of the position. Although fans have not seen him play other positions like shortstop or outfield, we can safely assume he would have been below average. Nolan Ryan had a specialty that brought value to the team. However, his value got him traded to at least four major league teams. Continue reading ‘Utility Player or Specialist’

It’s Not About You

" "If that super car salesman only concentrated on promoting the car and did not focus on you, the customer, he would never sell it. However, if he puts his attention on you and shows you just how the car matches your needs . . . bingo, you buy and everyone walks away happy. Continue reading ‘It’s Not About You’

Too Old to Get a Job!?

" "Several sources state that people who are 40 or older represent about 40% of the United States workforce. This is great news for those of us who are considered older Americans. The number of workers 55 and older is expected to increase to 20% by the year 2020, which will represent 1 out of 5 people employed. The idea that I can’t get a job because I’m too old or that employers want to hire younger people is not necessarily true. So what is an ‘old person’ to do? Continue reading ‘Too Old to Get a Job!?’

Your Digital Footprint

" "Last week, I had the pleasure of teaching several workshops to high school students about their social media presence. Who wants to hear an adult dictate to them how they should express themselves? This is America! The land of freedom of speech! I agree wholeheartedly that anyone should be able to express themselves how they feel, but let’s admit, we base our interactions with people on our impression of them before even before the first conversation. Continue reading ‘Your Digital Footprint’

How to Write a Resume

Diego Trevino

FREE Resume Tips to Improve Your Odds

The very first result when you Google search “Resume Writer Salary” is a link to resume writers you can pay to write your resume ranging from $10,to $395!!! There is great value in an original, creative, tailored resume. I get that, but Workforce Solutions doesn’t want you to pay even $1 to create a resume because we do it for FREE. Our resources, qualified staff, and generations of experience reviewing resumes are at no cost to you. Continue reading ‘How to Write a Resume’

For Your Eyes Only

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“Communicate your policies to your employees.” “Put policies in writing, preferably in a handbook, and have employees sign that they have read them.” “Periodically review and update policies and distribute again to employees for their perusal and signature.” “Train your employees on your policies; test their understanding.” Good grief, Charlie Brown–enough!

Or is it? Continue reading ‘For Your Eyes Only’