Archive for November, 2017

Can you Identify?

bobicookIn my role as Equal Opportunity Officer for Workforce Solutions, I frequently create and conduct trainings related to diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity. I spend hours doing research and investigating best practices. This role has offered me the opportunity to counsel staff on how to go about requesting accommodations, offer direction to employers on how to work through the interactive process when responding to accommodation requests, and follow up with individuals to determine whether provided accommodations are working for them. I have been able to partner with organizations and participate in events dedicated to enhancing the employment opportunities available to individuals with disabilities. Continue reading ‘Can you Identify?’

Counting Your Blessings

cherylIt’s Thanksgiving time. What a wonderful time of the year. Our temperatures are below 90 degrees, we see fall colors in some remote spots, we are still reliving that great feeling we had watching the Houston Astros win the world championship, Continue reading ‘Counting Your Blessings’

Set and Monitor Goals

David SpearsPrevious blogs describe how developing a job search plan can be effective, and have explained how to pin-point specific labor market information with regards to individuals’ our own skills and interests. Blogforce has also considered some effective ways to look for work through job search networking. Now, let’s talk about setting goals. It may seem like we’re getting off the subject of job searching, but not really. Remember that if you’re not looking for anything, you’ll find it. Similarly, if you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll still get there (nowhere). Continue reading ‘Set and Monitor Goals’

Hiring Red, White and You in 2017

David SpearsThe Texas Workforce Commission will host its sixth annual statewide Hiring Red, White & You! job fair on November 9, 2017. In cooperation with 28 Workforce Solutions partners, the Texas Veterans Commission, the Texas Medical Center, and Governor Greg Abbott, the Hiring Red, White & You! job fair 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 ‘Hiring Red, White and You in 2017’