Equipping, Engaging and Empowering Young Adults

Thelisa LavergneThe spring and summer seasons mark the beginning of warmer temperatures, outdoor activities, vacations, family reunions, etc. It’s also an exciting time for young adults in the Houston-Galveston region. During this time of year, there are numerous employment, training, and education opportunities for young adults through job fairs, hiring events, and college open houses. These initiatives provide young adults with job readiness, career exploration, and labor market information about high-skill, high-growth jobs in the Houston region. Continue reading “Equipping, Engaging and Empowering Young Adults”

Attention Jobseekers

Jenny JohnsonThis is Not a Time to Hibernate
Winter officially begins on December 21, but this is not the time to hibernate if you are looking for work. You may have considered hibernation because you thought that the holidays are a lousy time to find a job. That could be true if you are pursuing a position with a company that shuts down for several weeks around the holidays. However, most of the companies in our area won’t stop operations for more than a few days during the holidays. In fact, some industries are running hot in the colder months. I have heard that is true of the manufacturing and logistic departments at the North Pole. Continue reading “Attention Jobseekers”

Tell it Like it is

Carolyn KinardThe interview can be a very stressful experience for applicants, particularly for ex-offenders. This is true because employers tend to view criminal records as negatives when considering applicants for employment. They feel comfortable when hiring workers with no criminal records and are reluctant to gamble when it involves trust and dependability issues. Continue reading “Tell it Like it is”

On The Job Training

Diego TrevinoThe Best Employer Invention Since Sliced Bread An apprentice learning under a master is one of the oldest forms of training in the history of the subject. Also, one-on-one training is one of the fastest ways to learn or teach a new skill. Workforce Solutions is now providing resources to allow you to hire talent and train them the way you want them to be trained. Continue reading “On The Job Training”