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2018 Hiring Red, White & You!

Josie TothOn Thursday, November 8, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., the 7th annual Hiring Red, White & You! Job Fair for veterans and their families will be held at Minute Maid Park. In cooperation with the 28 Local Workforce Development Boards, the Texas Veterans Commission, the Texas Medical Center, and Governor Greg Abbott, Hiring Red White and You (HRWY) connects Texas veterans and their spouses with Texas employers that value the experience, discipline, and other exceptional qualities inherent in a military background. Continue reading ‘2018 Hiring Red, White & You!’

National Disability Employment and Awareness Month (NDEAM)

David SpearsThe month of October is a time to recognize and celebrate how workers with a disability add to the strong and inclusive labor force here in America. NDEAM has been celebrated for more than 70 years and continues to be a driving force to the value of inclusion and disability awareness. This year’s theme is “America’s Workforce: Empowering All” which hints at how inclusion empowers the workforce and individuals as well. Continue reading ‘National Disability Employment and Awareness Month (NDEAM)’

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’