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)’

Job Search and Online Assessments

Velta WorleyOnline Assessments are becoming an integral part of the job search process. Online assessments are called talent assessments. Many companies use talent assessments to test applicants for employment to determine if the candidate is a good match for their job vacancies. Companies who conduct talent assessments are seeking applicants that match their hiring criteria. Continue reading ‘Job Search and Online Assessments’

Making the Most of a Job Fair

Thelisa LavergneA job fair, also referred to as a career fair or career expo, is an event in which employers and recruiters present company information and job openings for potential job candidates on the spot. Employers maximize the advantage of a job fair to increase the company’s brand awareness and also to save time in the screening process. Employers who attend a job fair have an idea of what qualifications they are looking for in a candidate. Continue reading ‘Making the Most of a Job Fair’

I AM Workforce Solutions

Diego TrevinoFive years ago, I began my career with Workforce Solutions as a greeter. Entering a new job can be exciting, or it can be terrifying. For me it was both. I was also 100 percent sure that this was going to be the easiest job ever. I was wrong. I immediately experienced being on the frontline, serving Workforce Solutions’ diverse population. Part of our goal is to help residents build careers in an inclusive manner, so that means we serve ALL residents. Continue reading ‘I AM Workforce Solutions’

Labor Day 2018

Daniel MabryLabor Day is a yearly celebration of social and economic accomplishments made by America’s workers. The day recognizes the labor force’s great contributions to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Beginning in 1885, local governments began recognizing their efforts by passing city ordinances. However, it was not until June 28, 1894 that Congress officially established the first Monday of every September as Labor Day. To this day, many people challenge who was the founding father of the holiday; I will leave that open for debate. Continue reading ‘Labor Day 2018’