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Do You Have a Criminal Background?

Recently I went to the Wynne Unit which is part of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. It is the second oldest prison in Texas, and from an architectural perspective, the building was old and beautiful. –While there, I worked with some of the inmates on their soft skills and the services that are available at Workforce Solutions. Continue reading ‘Do You Have a Criminal Background?’

All Labor Has Dignity

Today we celebrate Martin Luther King. Not just the man himself, but everything he taught and stood for. Why do we still celebrate him 51 years after his assassination? Although, the man himself has passed away, his dreams, ideals, actions and concern for humanity lives on. Martin Luther King’s legacy lives on. Continue reading ‘All Labor Has Dignity’

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Happy Holidays! Isn’t it fun to be job searching this time of year? Actually, this is the most wonderful time of the year for job search. Let’s think about it: most people are focused on the holidays during this time. There are presents to purchase and wrap, cards to address and send, decorations to put up, plans for family and other holiday gatherings, special activities at your children’s school, cookies to bake – the list goes on and on. Continue reading ‘It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year’

Summer Youth Programs

As part of the Regional Facilitator Team with Workforce Solutions, I get to work with youth on career exploration and job readiness skills. Frequently these young people communicate how frustrating and difficult it is for them to find a job. Below are a few scenarios that have been shared with me:
• I’m in high school and can’t get a job because I don’t have any work experience
• I’m 19, working on a GED, and need a job but don’t know where to start
• I’m a teen parent that is unsure how to support my child
• I’m a youth with a disability and am unsure where to look for opportunities

Landing a job in an employer’s market can be a difficult task. This task is made even more difficult when additional barriers such as those listed above are added to the mix. Continue reading ‘Summer Youth Programs’

How to Pick the Top Workplaces

””There are many top ranked locally headquartered companies in Houston; according to Workforce Dynamics, a Pennsylvania-based research firm, some are even ranked among the nation’s ten best places to work.

Before pursuing employment with any corporation, I encourage all job seekers to investigate and discover as much as possible about companies that interest them. The facts gathered can be invaluable when deciding on the best places to work. Continue reading ‘How to Pick the Top Workplaces’

Spring Fever

Photo 57 (2)We are coming into the holiday season starting with Good Friday and ending with the beauty and glory of Easter! The official start of spring, the Spring Equinox takes place on March 20, 2014; however, Easter is often considered the unofficial start of spring. Continue reading ‘Spring Fever’

Waiting for the Ball to Drop

The time between Christmas and New Year’s often lends itself to skeleton crews keeping businesses running while many employees enjoy vacation time. This frequently leads to a lull in activities such as hiring. If you are job seeker that is trying to make contacts and follow-up on leads, this can get quite frustrating. To help alleviate this frustration and keep the “happy” in your holidays, here are ten productive ways to spend the time between Christmas and waiting for that New Year’s Eve ball to drop so that business gets back to normal. Continue reading ‘Waiting for the Ball to Drop’


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