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What is BTW50+?

FriedaThrough a national community partnership launched by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) in partnership with Houston Community College (HCC) and Workforce Solutions, the Back to Work 50+, coaching and training seminars premiered at the Northeast HCC Campus on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Our second two-week project ended Thursday, May 2nd and received extremely positive reviews by participants! Continue reading ‘What is BTW50+?’

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’

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’


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