Posts Tagged 'Job Fair'

Hiring Red, White and You in 2017

David SpearsThe Texas Workforce Commission will host its sixth annual statewide Hiring Red, White & You! job fair on November 9, 2017. In cooperation with 28 Workforce Solutions partners, the Texas Veterans Commission, the Texas Medical Center, and Governor Greg Abbott, the Hiring Red, White & You! job fair connects Texas veterans and their spouses with Texas employers that value the experience, discipline, and other exceptional qualities inherent in a military background. Continue reading ‘Hiring Red, White and You in 2017’

Father’s Day

Richard PratherHello everyone! I would like to tell you what Father’s Day has meant for me growing up. If my father loved a day more than others, it was Father’s Day; a.k.a., “Advice Day.” On this one day of the year, he had my full and undivided attention; no interruptions were permitted. Continue reading ‘Father’s Day’

Interviewing a Workforce Veteran

DiegoA Fun and insightful conversation with a former marine
Today I’m interviewing one of our staff at Workforce Solutions – Southeast.

Ms. Jo Ikard is a former marine and currently assists veterans who come to our office looking for work. She began her career with Workforce Solutions in January of 2015. Continue reading ‘Interviewing a Workforce Veteran’

Celebrating the 61st Annual Veterans Day

DavidThis week we celebrate the 61st annual Veterans Day on November 11th. On this day we honor veterans for their patriotism and love of country, and we celebrate the service of all U.S. military veterans.

To all veterans reading this blog, we thank you for your service. Continue reading ‘Celebrating the 61st Annual Veterans Day’

Hitting the Jackpot at the Job Fair

DiegoEvery job fair I attend seems to be more packed/well-attended than the one before.

One person boasts of his Ph. D in Astrophysics, another looks for an industrial painting position, an employer needs welders and assemblers, and a college representative is looking to train workers for the jobs that employers currently need. Continue reading ‘Hitting the Jackpot at the Job Fair’

Resume Series: Part 5 – Education

This is the final post in a week long blog series that provides tips on how to develop each section of your resume. Previously, the focus has been on the heading, objective, summary, and work history. Today will focus on education. This series is to help prepare for the kick-off of our “Getting People to Work” series. As part of this project we will focus our efforts to bring together community resources, provide workshops in our offices and in our communities and plan hiring events in targeted geographic locations. We hope that you find this series helpful and that you will join us at one or more of our events!

In-Office Workshops
Community-Based Workshops
Hiring Events
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Veteran’s Day 2014

On November 11th, Veteran’s Day, we commemorate the service of past and present military men and women. To honor their sacrifices, many communities hold parades and some businesses offer special discounts.

In addition, veterans who are looking for work can attend job fairs specifically designed to help veterans transition their military experience into the civilian world. Here are three job fairs for veterans to pay attention to and attend:
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