Hard Work to Brighter Smiles

Richard PratherIn my family there was no such thing as easy work. Hard work was the name of the game. I didn’t like getting up early or having to stay longer anywhere. Now that I am older, I must admit that hard work has, indeed, paid off. I was raised in a large family so there was always something that needed to be done. There was the obvious household chores and lawn care, waiting in line for your turn to do laundry, and cooking for 14 people. Now you might be wondering what does this have to do with you, and I’ll tell you: hard work helps you to get ready for the road ahead! Continue reading ‘Hard Work to Brighter Smiles’

Summer is Here

Carolyn KinardTime to Reset your Goals & Vision
Summer is a great time to reset and revive your goals for the future. Whether you’re pursuing a new career opportunity, starting school or relaxing during the break, using the summer to review your plans can be an enriching activity to help focus the remainder of your year. Reviewing your goals can come in all forms – physical, emotional, or professional – summer can give you the chance to focus on certain aspects of your life that you can’t necessarily focus on completely during the spring, winter or fall. Continue reading ‘Summer is Here’

A Vibrant Time for your Success

The Fourth of July is a vibrant time during the summer when families unite to celebrate the birth of a country. And it’s not just any country, but in my opinion the best country in the world: The United States of America! One aspect regarding America’s greatness is its ability to establish policies that support America’s workers. Continue reading ‘A Vibrant Time for your Success’

How to Stand Out in the Crowd

Carolyn KinardUse Keywords in Your Resume
These days in 2019, the job market is flooded with candidates. In order to stand out in a crowd, job seekers should be informed as possible about the jobs they are applying for just like a consumer who is shopping for a new car or, a new house, or new apartment. Think for a moment, just as a car buyer knows about all the vehicle options they desire, a job candidate must be able to speak the language of a company’s recruiter or hiring manager and that information should be included in your resume via keywords. Keywords simply reflect the job-related skills a company may be looking for, including technical and industry-related language. For a company, keyword search technology speeds up the hiring process and ensures the right candidates make it to the interview. Continue reading ‘How to Stand Out in the Crowd’

Jack of Most Trades

David SpearsMany of us have heard the phrase “jack of all trades”. That phrase describes a person that is skilled in many trades without necessarily having one specialty. The phrase, in my opinion, has a good connotation. And thinking of Father’s Day just yesterday, I’m reminded of my Father because he was a Jack of all trades. Continue reading ‘Jack of Most Trades’

Texas City: Leading Workforce Innovation and Opportunity

Diego TrevinoTexas City is an example of how Workforce Solutions in the Gulf Coast is leading the way in innovation and opportunity. Two years after it was decided that the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), now known as Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS), would become a part of Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), the Texas City career office added eleven VRS members to its family. Continue reading ‘Texas City: Leading Workforce Innovation and Opportunity’

Combined Arms – Workforce Solutions Collaboration

In 2018, Workforce Solutions partnered with Combined Arms to deliver comprehensive career services to veterans. This collaboration makes sense because the Houston Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) has one of the fastest growing veteran populations in the country. According to the 2017 United States Census, there are an estimated 268,340 veterans in the Houston MSA, and more continue to relocate here due to the low cost of living and plethora of job opportunities. Hence, the Workforce Solutions and Combined Arms collaboration was a logical decision to address the potential influx of veteran job seekers. Continue reading ‘Combined Arms – Workforce Solutions Collaboration’