Veterans Day 2018

David SpearsThis week we celebrate the 64th annual Veterans Day. Today, and officially yesterday, we honor veterans for their patriotism and love of country, and we celebrate the service of all U.S. military veterans.

To all veterans reading this blog, we thank you for your service. Continue reading ‘Veterans Day 2018’

2018 Hiring Red, White & You!

Josie TothOn Thursday, November 8, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., the 7th annual Hiring Red, White & You! Job Fair for veterans and their families will be held at Minute Maid Park. In cooperation with the 28 Local Workforce Development Boards, the Texas Veterans Commission, the Texas Medical Center, and Governor Greg Abbott, Hiring Red White and You (HRWY) connects Texas veterans and their spouses with Texas employers that value the experience, discipline, and other exceptional qualities inherent in a military background. Continue reading ‘2018 Hiring Red, White & You!’

The Hardest Question

Richard Prather“Good morning, sir. Welcome to Baked-Basic-Goods-101! Luckily, if you are a chocolate connoisseur, our death-by-chocolate muffins are 75% off today. What can I get for you?”

The customer replied, “I am not sure; you have so many great items to choose from. Can you give me a second please?” Continue reading ‘The Hardest Question’

NDEAM beyond October

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The following has been reprinted from the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities (GCPD), dated October 5, 2018: Continue reading ‘NDEAM beyond October’

White Cane Safety Day – 2018

Thelisa LavergneCornelius BookerOctober is National Disability Awareness month. During the month of October there are many events and occasions that are celebrated to highlight the skills, capabilities and most importantly independence of people with disabilities. One of the most celebratory events taken place every October is the White Cane Safety Day. Continue reading ‘White Cane Safety Day – 2018’

A Texas-Style NDEAM

David SpearsDisability Employment Awareness Month has been celebrated in Texas each October since 1999. The Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities produces a colorful poster for display in businesses, government offices and schools. The posters are intended to spark a conversation about employment of people with disabilities. Continue reading ‘A Texas-Style NDEAM’

National Disability Employment and Awareness Month (NDEAM)

David SpearsThe month of October is a time to recognize and celebrate how workers with a disability add to the strong and inclusive labor force here in America. NDEAM has been celebrated for more than 70 years and continues to be a driving force to the value of inclusion and disability awareness. This year’s theme is “America’s Workforce: Empowering All” which hints at how inclusion empowers the workforce and individuals as well. Continue reading ‘National Disability Employment and Awareness Month (NDEAM)’