Posts Tagged 'veterans'

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’

The Ultimate Sacrifice

Daniel MabryVeteran’s Day known as Armistice Day, was the result of a ceasefire between Allied Nations and Germany during World War I that happened on the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. Seven months later, the Treaty of Versailles was signed and officially ended the “Great War.” In November of 1919, President Wilson designated November 11th as a day to recognize “the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory.” Years later, World War II required the greatest mobilization of U.S. troops in America’s history, which is why the name was changed to Veteran’s Day to honor all veterans from all wars. Continue reading ‘The Ultimate Sacrifice’

The Ultimate Sacrifice

David SpearsMemorial Day offers Americans a time to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and liberty in this great nation, The United States of America. In the process of honoring the memory of those veterans and their families, we also pay tribute to the veterans who have served and are still living today. Continue reading ‘The Ultimate Sacrifice’

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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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’

Honoring Our Military Heroes

””Memorial Day is a federal United States holiday that gives us an opportunity to honor the brave soldiers, sailors, marines and other men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the United States military. Continue reading ‘Honoring Our Military Heroes’