Posts Tagged 'veterans'

Honoring our Service Men and Women

Cornelius BookerMemorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women who have died in military service for the United States. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day, which is the unofficial start of the summer season. It is traditionally known for its celebration of those we have lost, but during recent years it has also been a time for us to recognize the commitment and sacrifice made by those who have courageously served our country. Continue reading ‘Honoring our Service Men and Women’

2018 Hiring Red, White & You!

Josie TothOn Thursday, November 8, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., the 7th annual Hiring Red, White & You! Job Fair for veterans and their families will be held at Minute Maid Park. In cooperation with the 28 Local Workforce Development Boards, the Texas Veterans Commission, the Texas Medical Center, and Governor Greg Abbott, Hiring Red White and You (HRWY) 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 ‘2018 Hiring Red, White & You!’

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’


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