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Give More, Get More?

Cornelius BookerUniversity of British Columbia professor Elizabeth Dunn recently spoke during a T.E.D Talk about the idea of how giving will increase someone’s happiness. I thought about the idea for a minute and realized that monetary giving can be rewarding, but giving of your time can be just as rewarding. Often, when we think about giving we think about our financial situation and whether we can afford to give. I have never seen anyone on the corner with a sign asking for time instead of money, simply because money is the commodity that most people value. Continue reading ‘Give More, Get More?’

Free Online Computer Technology Tutorials

Josie TothWorkforce Solutions offers free seminars in our career offices and at various community locations to provide individuals looking for work with creative tools that help navigate today’s job market. In addition to that, there are other community based organizations that provide online tutorials that help with or complement job search skills. Continue reading ‘Free Online Computer Technology Tutorials’

Are You Part of the Skilled Workforce?

Velta WorleyThe way we do work is changing. Think about it: what jobs have disappeared that we remember in days gone by? I remember having a milkman deliver our milk, butter, and cheese on a regular basis. Where did he go? I’ve watched movies that show elevator operators who pushed the buttons for the floors we needed to get to. Why did we need an elevator operator in the first place? There was a time when you could call a company and speak to a live person who would route the phone calls – I miss that! Continue reading ‘Are You Part of the Skilled Workforce?’

How to Address an Employment Gap

Thelisa LavergneA gap in employment is no longer something to be ashamed of or something that you want to avoid during your job search, especially in the interview. Keep in mind that it’s okay to have one or more gaps in your employment history and that employers are aware. You are not the first person who has had to take time off work, and you won’t be the last. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the vast majority of people, 90%, have been unemployed at some point in their working lives. Nevertheless, how should you explain a gap in your employment history during an interview? Continue reading ‘How to Address an Employment Gap’

What is BTW50+?

FriedaThrough a national community partnership launched by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) in partnership with Houston Community College (HCC) and Workforce Solutions, the Back to Work 50+, coaching and training seminars premiered at the Northeast HCC Campus on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Our second two-week project ended Thursday, May 2nd and received extremely positive reviews by participants! Continue reading ‘What is BTW50+?’

Hard Work to Brighter Smiles

Richard PratherIn my family there was no such thing as easy work. Hard work was the name of the game. I didn’t like getting up early or having to stay longer anywhere. Now that I am older, I must admit that hard work has, indeed, paid off. I was raised in a large family so there was always something that needed to be done. There was the obvious household chores and lawn care, waiting in line for your turn to do laundry, and cooking for 14 people. Now you might be wondering what does this have to do with you, and I’ll tell you: hard work helps you to get ready for the road ahead! Continue reading ‘Hard Work to Brighter Smiles’

Summer is Here

Carolyn KinardTime to Reset your Goals & Vision
Summer is a great time to reset and revive your goals for the future. Whether you’re pursuing a new career opportunity, starting school or relaxing during the break, using the summer to review your plans can be an enriching activity to help focus the remainder of your year. Reviewing your goals can come in all forms – physical, emotional, or professional – summer can give you the chance to focus on certain aspects of your life that you can’t necessarily focus on completely during the spring, winter or fall. Continue reading ‘Summer is Here’


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