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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’

Too Old to Get a Job!?

" "Several sources state that people who are 40 or older represent about 40% of the United States workforce. This is great news for those of us who are considered older Americans. The number of workers 55 and older is expected to increase to 20% by the year 2020, which will represent 1 out of 5 people employed. The idea that I can’t get a job because I’m too old or that employers want to hire younger people is not necessarily true. So what is an ‘old person’ to do? Continue reading ‘Too Old to Get a Job!?’

Explore Research Careers Online without Ads

In today’s technologically dependent world there is so much available that you don’t have to spend more than four seconds Googling before you find several hundred or thousand job postings from various job boards. Continue reading ‘Explore Research Careers Online without Ads’

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’


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