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I AM Workforce Solutions

Diego TrevinoFive years ago, I began my career with Workforce Solutions as a greeter. Entering a new job can be exciting, or it can be terrifying. For me it was both. I was also 100 percent sure that this was going to be the easiest job ever. I was wrong. I immediately experienced being on the frontline, serving Workforce Solutions’ diverse population. Part of our goal is to help residents build careers in an inclusive manner, so that means we serve ALL residents. Continue reading ‘I AM Workforce Solutions’

Making the Most of Social Media in Your Job Search

Thelisa LavergneWe can all agree that looking for a job can be challenging. Keep in mind, that job hunting is a two-way street. While YOU are researching potential employers and learning all you can about the hiring managers who’ll be interviewing you, THEY are checking you out too. The good news is that social media networking tools can be a tremendous asset in finding a job or career. Networking is one of the most important components of job searching. Continue reading ‘Making the Most of Social Media in Your Job Search’

Are You Really LinkedIn? (Continued)

FriedaWelcome back to the continuation of Are You Really Linkedin? The previous blog discussed several options you have when requesting and submitting recommendations through Linkedin. This is a great way to add interest to your profile. If you are a job seeker that wants to increase traffic on your page related to your skills, I encourage you to continue reading this blog. Continue reading ‘Are You Really LinkedIn? (Continued)’

Overcoming On-boarding in a New Work Role

Chris JacksonLast year in mid-December, I began my new role as a Regional Facilitator for Workforce Solutions! My responsibility is to be a motivator, an enthusiast, and a poised and guided “professional talker!” In actuality, my background as a technology trainer/teacher prepared me for this role. The only obstacle was to apply these skills to the non-profit world. Continue reading ‘Overcoming On-boarding in a New Work Role’

Get a Better Job

Velta WorleyWorkforce Solutions offices help job seekers find a job, keep a job, or get a better job! You may have been in the same job or industry for years, but for a variety of reasons, may have never been able to move up in the company or increase your salary to a more sustainable income level. It may be that you need to complete your High School Equivalency (GED), take some English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, or get other training and certifications to help you increase your earnings potential. I’d like to give you some direction on having a brighter future that doesn’t take years and years of your time. Continue reading ‘Get a Better Job’

The Gift

Carolyn KinardCelebrating the beautiful treasure of a mother
Every year, the world sets aside a day of observance to honor the remarkable contributions of women around the world who provide unconditional love and support to their children. According to Wikipedia, Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914 as a special tribute to recognize the unending sacrifices of mothers around the country. Continue reading ‘The Gift’

Where are the Jobs?

Velta WorleyIf you are looking for employment, you may have asked yourself “Just where are all the jobs in the Gulf Coast region?” That is an interesting question, and one that can be answered based upon what your skills, education and experience are, as well as what the local labor market looks like. Continue reading ‘Where are the Jobs?’