Archive for May, 2014

Honoring our Service Men and Women

CorneliusMemorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women who have died in military service for the United States. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day, which is the unofficial start of the summer season. It is traditionally known for its celebration of those we have lost, but during recent years it has also been a time for us to recognize the commitment and sacrifice made by those who have courageously served our country.
Continue reading ‘Honoring our Service Men and Women’

Heart Healthy Job Hunting

JoAnn KawamotoA change in job or career often feels awkward. During this transition, as you prepare for interviews, write resumes, fill out applications and conduct research, don’t forget to keep your body moving too.
Continue reading ‘Heart Healthy Job Hunting’

Meeting Life’s Challenges: The Story of Garland Hill

Photo 57 (2)Working as a navigator at Workforce Solutions allows me the opportunity to work with many inspiring individuals. Recently, I was introduced to one such customer who has chosen to meet life’s challenges through his own special blend of tenacity, spirituality and encouragement! He spoke of the many benefits of combining Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) and Workforce Solutions Services; both agencies were paramount in helping him reach his employment goals.
Continue reading ‘Meeting Life’s Challenges: The Story of Garland Hill’

Cinco de Mayo: Toasting Success

DavidCinco de Mayo, Spanish for the 5th of May, is not Mexico’s Independence Day! It is actually a celebration of Mexican heritage. This day remembers a battle in 1862 where an outnumbered Mexican militia defeated the well-armed French soldiers at the city of Puebla in Mexico1. Since it is perhaps celebrated more in the southwestern United States than even Mexico, I thought I would take the time to spotlight two individuals of Mexican heritage who, through hard work and determination, found success in the Houston area.
Continue reading ‘Cinco de Mayo: Toasting Success’