Posts Tagged 'Houston'

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’

Memorial Day

CorneliusMemorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women who have died in military service for the United States. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day, which is the unofficial start of the summer season. It is traditionally known for its celebration of those we have lost, but during recent years it has also been a time for us to recognize the commitment and sacrifice made by those who have courageously served our country.
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Tiempo de Fiesta

richardCinco de Mayo was first celebrated in the United States in Southern California in 1863. In the 1950’s Mexican-American youths hijacked the holiday as a way to build Mexican-American pride. In the 1980’s commercialization of the holiday started and continued to grow into the current celebration of Mexican food, culture, traditions, and of course cerveza that we experience today.
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Groundhog Day: Same Ol’ Story

CorneliusRemember the movie “Groundhog Day” starring Bill Murray? It’s about a T.V. news anchor that finds himself living the same day over and over again.

When looking for employment, it can often feel like we’re in an endless cycle, living the same day repeatedly, especially when we aren’t getting interviews or job offers.
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One of These Days . . .

If you are anything like me, as the new year starts, you spend time reflecting on what happened in the previous year – happy moments and sad; things you accomplished and those you didn’t; habits you picked up, broke, changed or improved.

This time of reflection is a great time to set up a plan for success for the coming year. Many people refer to these types of plans as New Year’s Resolutions. I personally don’t care for that term (only because I know myself). New Year’s Resolutions are those things I write down and then put in a drawer, leave in a notebook on a shelf, or lose completely.
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Holiday Tips for the Soul

Photo 57 (2)My blog Resolutions Revisited, written last year, was inspired by multiple job seekers coming to terms with what seemed like a never-ending job search from Thanksgiving to New Year’s.

It was written to encourage and inspire those who simply didn’t know how to start looking for work. Having been there myself, I was motivated by what the challenges look like to those experiencing unemployment for the first time.
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Simple (Healthy) Summer Eating

We’re taking a quick “mental break” this week and looking at how we can keep healthy this summer season.

If we nourish our bodies with wholesome, healthy foods, we’ll be better prepared to take on challenges, in all aspects of our lives – at work, in our job search, at school and in our personal lives.

And you can start right away with these super-easy eating tips. Continue reading ‘Simple (Healthy) Summer Eating’