Posts Tagged 'information'

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’

Labor Day 2017

David SpearsLabor Day is a time that we celebrate and honor people who labor in making this such a great nation. However, today many are under the undue hardship of labor in the form of disaster recovery from hurricane Harvey that has affected just about the entire Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana. Our hearts go out to those who have been affected by loss and displacement; and to first responders who have sacrificed excessive time and energy to save lives. Continue reading ‘Labor Day 2017’

Effective Ways to Look for Work

David SpearsIn a previous blog post, Research Labor Market Information, we learned how to pin-point specific labor market information with regards to our own skills and interests. Knowing that, we can either be somewhat random in our search for work, or take a moment to consider some effective ways to look for a career. Continue reading ‘Effective Ways to Look for Work’

Research Labor Market Information

David SpearsOne of the first steps to take in any job search plan is to review labor market information particular to your skills and interests (information on skills evaluation can be found in previous blogs). Labor market is defined as “the supply of available workers in relation to available work.” With labor market information, we can find what training or education is necessary, what is the predicted growth of an industry, the average salary for the occupation, and a host of other information. Continue reading ‘Research Labor Market Information’

Who can we Trust?

Carolyn KinardThe federal government is on the lookout for good, trustworthy, and reliable citizens who are seeking employment. All federal job applicants are required to pass a general background check before any job offer can be made. This background check should not be taken lightly, because the government is serious about hiring reliable citizens who can be trusted with national security secrets.
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Unemployed? Nope! You still have a job!

Kristin ColeI Don’t Have Enough Time
Most job seekers don’t realize that they have the same amount of time that they had before. They work an 8-hour work day, sometimes 9 or 10, and are still required to run a household! Laundry, washing dishes, grocery shopping, cooking, household chores, dropping off and picking up kids from school, exercising and sitting in traffic (my favorite). Some people even find time to watch their favorite TV shows. How is that possible when life is hectic and our jobs take up so much of our day? Continue reading ‘Unemployed? Nope! You still have a job!’

To ‘e’ (mail) or not to ‘e’ (mail) – that is a question!

Velta WorleyIf you are like me, you get a gazillion e-mails every day. You may even have multiple e-mail addresses that you respond to, such as a work e-mail account and a personal one. Workforce Solutions recommends that job seekers create a separate e-mail account that can be used while searching for work, which leads to the topic of e-mail etiquette. Is there such a thing? Continue reading ‘To ‘e’ (mail) or not to ‘e’ (mail) – that is a question!’