Posts Tagged 'work'

Hard Work to Brighter Smiles

Richard PratherIn my family there was no such thing as easy work. Hard work was the name of the game. I didn’t like getting up early or having to stay longer anywhere. Now that I am older, I must admit that hard work has, indeed, paid off. I was raised in a large family so there was always something that needed to be done. There was the obvious household chores and lawn care, waiting in line for your turn to do laundry, and cooking for 14 people. Now you might be wondering what does this have to do with you, and I’ll tell you: hard work helps you to get ready for the road ahead! Continue reading ‘Hard Work to Brighter Smiles’

Spring into Action

David SpearsSpring is my favorite time of year because there are signs all around that illustrate new beginnings. The phrase “new beginnings” sounds redundant, but really is not because life often gives us the opportunity to begin again from where we were previously. Flowers that died over the winter begin blooming again, grass that turned brown is turning green again, leaves that fell last autumn are showing up again, and the Houston Astros will win the World Series…again! Continue reading ‘Spring into Action’

Holiday Break

David SpearsFor most people, there is a “lull” of activity at work during this time of year. And if you are unemployed, your activity may have come to a screeching halt. Don’t worry though, this may be an excellent time to plan and prepare for the beginning of a new year surge in job search activity. Continue reading ‘Holiday Break’

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’

Removing Barriers and Opening Doors of Opportunities for Young Adults

Kristin ColeThelisa Lavergne

Who and where are our young adults? And what are our they doing? Continue reading ‘Removing Barriers and Opening Doors of Opportunities for Young Adults’

Happy Mother’s Day

Thelisa LavergneTo the Pioneers of Work Ethic
Mother’s Day is a modern celebration honoring one’s mother, motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mother’s on society. It is a time to appreciate and recognize those who have had a positive impact on our lives. But, what we often don’t recognize or give thought to is the influence that our mothers have had on what type of employee we are in the work place. Continue reading ‘Happy Mother’s Day’

Always Unique, Totally Interesting, Sometimes Mysterious

DavidThere’s one market segment of potential employees in the United States that often go unnoticed by employers, and that’s odd because this segment of future employees/people is the third largest in the nation. Continue reading ‘Always Unique, Totally Interesting, Sometimes Mysterious’


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