Posts Tagged 'Unemployment'

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?’

Landing That Second Job

Many workers have come to the realization of how important having a 2nd job may be in the efforts of sustaining their household. With the government shutdown, many federal workers weren’t getting paid so they had to find ways to supplement their income.

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Surviving A Lay-off

As we move full speed ahead into 2019, some of us are still trying to survive the competitive job market. Those of us who were able to secure jobs during the very busy holidays may now be worrying a little about looming lay-offs now that the season is over. If you are one of those people that have encountered the challenge of an unexpected lay-off, this article has some great tips for you. The article was originally posted on this blog in 2009 but has some great advice that remains relevant today. Without further adieu, here is “Surviving A Lay-off”
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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’

The Non-Custodial Parent (NCP) Choices Program

Do you know what NCP mean? The Noncustodial Parent (NCP) Choices Program targets low-income unemployed or under-employed non-custodial parents who are behind on their child support payments and whose children are current or former recipients of public assistance. Continue reading ‘The Non-Custodial Parent (NCP) Choices Program’

Job Loss and Long-Term Unemployment Blues

Thelisa LavergneHow to beat them both
A few weeks ago, I facilitated a workshop on long-term unemployment and quickly realized that the best information and advice that I could provide the participants is how to deal with the emotional side of job loss, particularly when it transitions into long-term unemployment. Continue reading ‘Job Loss and Long-Term Unemployment Blues’

Beyond the Struggle

daniel“Without a struggle, there can be no progress.” – Frederick Douglas

This quote clearly defines the challenges I have faced in my self-improvement journey. As I begin my new role as a Regional Navigator with Workforce Solutions, I would like to take this opportunity to share my personal story in hopes of inspiring others.
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