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The 183-Year-Old

Richard PratherPart One
There was a lady who lived down the street and I used to see her at the dog park now and then as I ran by. One day her dog got loose just as I ran around the corner. I called out to her dog, “Lika!” She ran right to me as if we had been best friends for years. Relieved, I picked her up with a smile and walked her back to the dog park. Ms. Jaya was already making her way to me slowly, thanking me continuously. “I was happy to be in the right area at the right time,” I explained. It was clear that she was upset, so I invited her to sit with me on a nearby bench. Continue reading ‘The 183-Year-Old’

The Ability to do things Different

David SpearsPeople may not be aware that folks with a disability can perform most projects just as well as anyone else can, only differently. For example, walking is not the method I use for mobility, but I still get to where I need to go just the same by using a wheelchair. While driving my car, I may not put my foot on the pedal, but rather my hand on the hand control to “push on it” rather than “step on it!” Those seemingly opposite actions have the same result (and usually a traffic ticket). At work, it’s the same: I may not complete projects the way others might, but I achieve the same results with the same high-quality standard. Continue reading ‘The Ability to do things Different’

Layoffs Versus Finances Going Forward Part Two

FriedaMonthly Expenses and Budgets
Welcome back! The last time we met we discussed various ways of generating immediate income while experiencing layoffs. Continue reading part two to collect even more positive and doable suggestions. There are three different expense categories that most monthly bills fall into: fixed, variable and periodic. To re-think your “new, leaner budget” you may need to temporarily adjust spending habits as well. Continue reading ‘Layoffs Versus Finances Going Forward Part Two’

Layoffs Versus Finances Going Forward

FriedaIf this is your first time experiencing long term unemployment without so much as a nibble on your current resume, don’t panic! Perhaps you’ve realized that job search has changed significantly since the last time you had to look. Money is (and will always be) a major concern when employment ends unexpectedly. And, if you are anything like me with a history of long term, back to back unemployment, you may welcome a few financial suggestions that helped me keep my coins a little longer until I secured my next gig. Continue reading ‘Layoffs Versus Finances Going Forward’

Patriot Day and Volunteering

This September 11th marks the 18th anniversary when America stood still. Nearly 3,000 individuals lost their lives to several vicious attacks on our country. Out of those casualties, 403 were servicemen and women who rose and upheld their promise to protect and serve the people of this nation. While this day has been ingrained in our minds and hearts as arguably the most devastating moment our country has faced, it has been transformed to honor the citizens who responded swiftly to the call for help. Continue reading ‘Patriot Day and Volunteering’

Job Hunting Tips and Tricks

Velta WorleyLabor Day is a day set aside to celebrate the achievement the American worker has made toward strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Workforce Solutions celebrates labor day every day by helping you find a job, keep a job, or get a better job! “What’s that you say: FIND a job?” Continue reading ‘Job Hunting Tips and Tricks’

The Power of a Positive Attitude

Cornelius BookerWhen I was seeking employment it took me over a year to find the right job. My brother, on the other hand, found a job in less than a week after losing his job. In fact, he never had a problem finding employment quickly. One day I asked him how he keeps finding jobs so quickly. He told me that he simply has a positive attitude. I didn’t understand what that meant until I realized that whatever I was doing wasn’t working so I had to change something. My resume was effective enough to get me interviews; however, I wasn’t getting the job offers after the interview. I decided that maybe my attitude was the issue. Continue reading ‘The Power of a Positive Attitude’


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