Archive for the 'Seasonal' Category

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’

Special Olympics Celebrates 50 Years

David SpearsThe Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities congratulates the Texas Special Olympics athletes for their outstanding performance at this year’s Games. The 2018 Special Olympic USA Games were held in Seattle July 1-6. A complete list of the 2018 Texas Team can be found at Special Olympics Texas. Continue reading ‘Special Olympics Celebrates 50 Years’

Lessons from a Father’s Child

Cornelius BookerThe job search market is very competitive, especially in today’s market. Once I get a job, I work diligently to make sure that my priority is keeping that job so that I don’t have to tackle the job market again before I am ready. When I think about how I am able to maintain my employment, I always turn to the lessons that my father taught me in life before I had obtained my first job. Those lessons have carried on throughout my life and hopefully can help you as well. Continue reading ‘Lessons from a Father’s Child’

I Could So Be An Elf!

Finding seasonal employment at the winter holidays
I really try to avoid the malls the day after Thanksgiving – known as Black Friday – leaving them to the aggressive deal hunters out there. Continue reading ‘I Could So Be An Elf!’

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’

Labor Day 2017

David SpearsLabor Day is a time that we celebrate and honor people who labor in making this such a great nation. However, today many are under the undue hardship of labor in the form of disaster recovery from hurricane Harvey that has affected just about the entire Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana. Our hearts go out to those who have been affected by loss and displacement; and to first responders who have sacrificed excessive time and energy to save lives. Continue reading ‘Labor Day 2017’

Summer Institutes – Exploring College and Career Opportunities

Thelisa Lavergne“We are living in a world where what you earn is a function of what you can learn.”
Bill Clinton, January 1994

The decision to continue with a post-secondary education or just making the right career choice can be a very daunting and overwhelming task. The College and Career Institutes, is a collaborative partnership between Project Grad, Workforce Solutions and a consortium of local area colleges that help students explore college and career opportunities. Continue reading ‘Summer Institutes – Exploring College and Career Opportunities’