Welcome to the Solution

bobicookWorkforce Solutions is a public human resources organization that serves thirteen counties in the Houston-Galveston Gulf Coast Region by helping employers meet their workforce needs and individuals build careers, so both can compete in a global economy. Continue reading “Welcome to the Solution”

DHH pt. 2 – Myth Busting

Claudia It’s great to be back from a three-day weekend; July 4th is about celebrating our nation’s birthday and “independence.” That is clearly set forth in our Declaration of Independence, “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” What can provide someone with more independence and means to their happiness than being able to communicate and provide for themselves via a job? Continue reading “DHH pt. 2 – Myth Busting”

DHH Challenges

Claudia After being invited to be a part of a job fair planning committee for deaf and hard of hearing job seekers, my eyes have been opened to the many challenges facing this close-knit community. I’m glad to be representing Workforce Solutions in this group; it gives me an opportunity to learn and to dispel some myths of Workforce Solutions services in the deaf community. But, more importantly, I have been able to discuss issues with true advocates to the deaf community. Two main challenges I’ll be talking about are accommodations and the attitudinal challenges. These are challenges faced whether individuals are deaf or hard of hearing. Continue reading “DHH Challenges”