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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’

Honoring our Service Men and Women

Cornelius BookerMemorial 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’

Re-branding your Job Search Skills

FriedaThroughout every season there comes a time for rebranding and that time is now! If it has been a while since you have attended a Workforce Solutions Job Search Seminar; you are in for a refreshing change! Workforce Solutions “Job Search Seminars” are now neatly packaged within activity filled and informative modules ranging from Module 1 “A Targeted Plan” to Module 4 “Closing the Deal.” Check out the brief descriptions below to find modules that will get you on the road to rebranding your job search skills. Continue reading ‘Re-branding your Job Search Skills’

Our Aging Population and the Workplace

Thelisa LavergneThe month of May has been classified as Older Americans Month, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. So, who are the older workers? By 2030, people 65 years and older will outnumber children in the United States – for the first time in history. This is a huge implication for the future of work and for people’s capacity to retire in their mid-60s. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows that the percentage of older workers has been steadily increasing between 2011 and 2018, while in Europe, sources indicate that the working-age population may soon be outnumbered by citizens old enough to retire. Continue reading ‘Our Aging Population and the Workplace’

Utility Player or Specialist

David SpearsMost agree that Nolan Ryan is one of the best pitchers in the history of major league baseball, and excelled in all aspects of the position. Although fans have not seen him play other positions like shortstop or outfield, we can safely assume he would have been below average. Nolan Ryan had a specialty that brought value to the team. However, his value got him traded to at least four major league teams. Continue reading ‘Utility Player or Specialist’


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