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Are You Part of the Skilled Workforce?

Velta WorleyThe way we do work is changing. Think about it: what jobs have disappeared that we remember in days gone by? I remember having a milkman deliver our milk, butter, and cheese on a regular basis. Where did he go? I’ve watched movies that show elevator operators who pushed the buttons for the floors we needed to get to. Why did we need an elevator operator in the first place? There was a time when you could call a company and speak to a live person who would route the phone calls – I miss that! Continue reading ‘Are You Part of the Skilled Workforce?’

How to Address an Employment Gap

Thelisa LavergneA gap in employment is no longer something to be ashamed of or something that you want to avoid during your job search, especially in the interview. Keep in mind that it’s okay to have one or more gaps in your employment history and that employers are aware. You are not the first person who has had to take time off work, and you won’t be the last. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the vast majority of people, 90%, have been unemployed at some point in their working lives. Nevertheless, how should you explain a gap in your employment history during an interview? Continue reading ‘How to Address an Employment Gap’

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+?’

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’

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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