Posts Tagged 'help'

Can you Identify?

bobicookIn my role as Equal Opportunity Officer for Workforce Solutions, I frequently create and conduct trainings related to diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity. I spend hours doing research and investigating best practices. This role has offered me the opportunity to counsel staff on how to go about requesting accommodations, offer direction to employers on how to work through the interactive process when responding to accommodation requests, and follow up with individuals to determine whether provided accommodations are working for them. I have been able to partner with organizations and participate in events dedicated to enhancing the employment opportunities available to individuals with disabilities. Continue reading ‘Can you Identify?’

Hurricane Harvey, Optimistically

Diego TrevinoIf you need to claim Disaster Unemployment Assistance, the deadline has been extended to 10/31/2017. However, it might be easier if you create a profile on Workintexas.com and physically write your user ID and password on a sheet of paper. Both links are closely related under the Texas Workforce Commission umbrella. If you prefer phone, call 1.877.892.3896 and PATIENTLY follow their automated directions. Please understand that long wait times are not personal and there are no alternate ways or numbers to speed up the process. If you do not need assistance, please read on. Continue reading ‘Hurricane Harvey, Optimistically’

Happy after Harvey

Velta WorleyWe Are Houston Strong
The days of torrential rain and flooding from Harvey are behind us, but the effects may be lingering for many of you, as they have been for me. I didn’t flood; my children’s homes didn’t flood: all of my family and extended family were safe and dry and extremely well fed while we ate comfort food and watched the rain and news reports. Even though we were safe and we weren’t dealing with rising water (well we did keep one eye on the bayou that flows behind our house) and all that comes along with it, I felt sad, even depressed this past week. Continue reading ‘Happy after Harvey’

Organizing Your Job Search

Josie TothAs you know, being organized reduces stress on yourself and others. If you’ve noticed that your job search could use a little bit more… orderliness, the following tips will help you get started. Continue reading ‘Organizing Your Job Search’


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