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texasworkforcecommissionMore than 3-thousand veterans and their families from across the Houston and Gulf Coast region will descend on Minute Maid Park to take part in the largest veterans-focused hiring event in the area.

Hiring Red, White & You is part of a state-wide multi-city effort offering our brave men and women the opportunity to meet, network, and interview with more than 150 local employers who want to put their skills and knowledge to work.

“Texas veterans are well-educated, dedicated and highly-trained individuals who have the technical and professional skills needed by Texas employers,” said Texas Workforce Commission Chairman Andres Alcantar.

To take part in the event, employers must meet several criteria including offering minimum base pay of $12.00/hour and have at least ten job openings the day of the event. These employers represent a broad range of industries from healthcare, banking & finance, to construction services, and state/local governments & school districts.

WHAT:                 Hiring Red, White & You Veterans Hiring Event

WHEN:                 Thursday, November 10 8:30am – 1:00pm

8:30 am                Opening Ceremonies featuring presentation of the colors by Heights High School JROTC, and display of Marine Corps League McLemore Detachment ceremonial battle jeep in honor of the U.S. Marine Corps’  birthday.

9:00 am                Hiring event begins

WHERE:               Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford

WHO:                   Veterans & their families, employers, & veteran service organizations.

 

texasworkforcecommissionThe Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), in partnership with 28 local workforce development boards and the Texas Veterans Commission, will host 30 statewide veterans hiring fairs on Thursday, Nov. 10.

TWC’s fifth annual Hiring Red, White & You! Statewide Hiring Fair is a joint initiative supported by the Office of the Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Medical Center and the Texas Veterans Commission to connect veterans and their spouses in Texas with employers who are seeking veterans’ exceptional skills.

The multi-city event is designed to assist veterans, service members and their spouses as they seek their next career opportunity. Employers participation is at no cost and are encouraged to contact their local Workforce Solutions office for more information. Over the past four years, Hiring Red, White & You! has connected more than 42,000 veterans with over 6,400 employers.

The Texas Veterans Commission is preparing veterans for these hiring fairs with workshops assisting them with applications and résumés, interviewing techniques, as well as one-on-one counseling services.

Information on how employers and job seekers can participate in Hiring Red, White & You! Hiring Fairs may be found at www.texasworkforce.org/hrwy. Please note that some fair locations may have changed since last year. For information on all veteran workforce services available in Texas, visit www.texasworkforce.org/veterans.

Local Job Fair will be held at

Minute Maid Park
501 Crawford Street
Houston, Texas 77002

9:00am-1:00pm

Susan Dixon (employers)
713-993-2406
susan.dixon@wrksolutions.com

Omar Fortune (veterans and VSOs)

713-993-2409

omar.fortune@wrksolutions.com
For registration:   www.wrksolutions.com/HRWY

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Recently, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurses at Texas Children’s Hospital were celebrated for the care they provide to the hospital’s tiniest and most critically-ill babies. The nurses wore “bad pants” decorated with bright, colorful adornments in the spirit of the Bad Pants Open, an annual golf tournament that raises funds to support research and advanced education for NICU providers at Texas Children’s. Houston media personalities acted as “bad pants” judges, checking out each nurse’s bad pants and awarding the top three designs with hand-painted commemorative plates created by hospital patients.

The colorful celebration also included remarks from Becca and Mike Schiff, whose twins Elliot and Jonah were born at just 24 weeks gestation, weighing 1 pound, 6 ounces each. They were given a 25% chance of survival, but against the odds—and thanks to the specialized care they received in the NICU—Jonah and Elliott continued to grow stronger and are now thriving 2 year olds. Texas Children’s Hospital has the largest NICU in the nation and cares for more than 2,500 premature or critically-ill babies per year.

Proceeds from the 19th annual Bad Pants Open golf tournament will support continued innovation and excellence in the research, treatment and care of critically ill and premature infants at Texas Children’s Newborn Center. At the Bad Pants Open, the best prizes are awarded for how “bad” players look, not just how well they play! Presented by RBC Wealth Management/Capital Markets, this light-hearted annual golf tournament staged at the Clubs of Kingwood helps improve outcomes for infants by raising funds to support critical research, patient care and education initiatives. This year’s tournament is chaired by Rob Cooksey, vice president of Texas Aromatics.

Photo credit: Allen S. Kramer/Texas Children’s Hospital

 

Houston media personalities show off their bad pants as they participated as judges for Bad Pants Day at Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women. From L-R: Rashi Vats, FOX 26 News; Mia Gradney, CBS KHOU 11 News; Rachel McNeill, NBC KPRC 2 News; Melissa Wilson, FOX 26 News; Maggie Galehouse and Alexandra Becker, Texas Medical Center News and Casey Curry, Natasha Barrett and Tom Koch of ABC KTRK 13 News.
Houston media personalities show off their bad pants as they participated as judges for Bad Pants Day at Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women. From L-R: Rashi Vats, FOX 26 News; Mia Gradney, CBS KHOU 11 News; Rachel McNeill, NBC KPRC 2 News; Melissa Wilson, FOX 26 News; Maggie Galehouse and Alexandra Becker, Texas Medical Center News and Casey Curry, Natasha Barrett and Tom Koch of ABC KTRK 13 News.
Houston media personalities show off their bad pants as they participated as judges for Bad Pants Day at Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women. From L-R: Rashi Vats, FOX 26 News; Mia Gradney, CBS KHOU 11 News; Rachel McNeill, NBC KPRC 2 News; Melissa Wilson, FOX 26 News; Maggie Galehouse and Alexandra Becker, Texas Medical Center News and Casey Curry, Natasha Barrett and Tom Koch of ABC KTRK 13 News.
Houston media personalities show off their bad pants as they participated as judges for Bad Pants Day at Texas Children’s Hospital and Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women. From L-R: Rashi Vats, FOX 26 News; Mia Gradney, CBS KHOU 11 News; Rachel McNeill, NBC KPRC 2 News; Melissa Wilson, FOX 26 News; Maggie Galehouse and Alexandra Becker, Texas Medical Center News and Casey Curry, Natasha Barrett and Tom Koch of ABC KTRK 13 News.
Becca and Mike Schiff and their twins, Elliott and Jonah celebrate Bad Pants Day. Elliott and Jonah, age 2, were born at 24 weeks gestation and are now thriving.
Becca and Mike Schiff and their twins, Elliott and Jonah celebrate Bad Pants Day. Elliott and Jonah, age 2, were born at 24 weeks gestation and are now thriving.
Tom Koch, Casey Curry, Rachel McNeill, Les Fox of RBC Wealth Management/Capital Markets and Bad Pants committee member Bill Spillman.
Tom Koch, Casey Curry, Rachel McNeill, Les Fox of RBC Wealth Management/Capital Markets and Bad Pants committee member Bill Spillman.

Houston, Texas—October 6, 2016. More than 1,000 people attended the NAM/BJM Fall 2016 Career Fair organized by Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) and Between Jobs Ministry (BJM).

Aerial view from NAM/BJM Fall 2016 Career Fair hosted at Northwest Bible Church in Spring, TX
Aerial view from NAM/BJM Fall 2016 Career Fair hosted at Northwest Bible Church in Spring, TX

The event was held at Northwest Bible Church in Spring, Texas, on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Jobseekers met with more than 35 different employers from oil and gas, law enforcement, finance and other industries, as well as with representatives from various non-profit and veteran organizations in the area.

“It was a great event and the feedback we received from employers and jobseekers alike was very positive,” explained Mary Silbert, Director of NAM’s Learning Center. “Jobseekers loved the mix of companies that were at the Career Fair and they especially enjoyed the presentation from Bill Proctor on emotional intelligence and job search,” Silbert explained.

Jobseekers like Aron Benton were extremely pleased with this year’s NAM/BJM Fall Career Fair. Benton recently relocated to Houston from Tennessee and he said having a career fair of this size was of great help for anyone looking for a job. “Events like this let the community know that there is someone trying to help you if you just take advantage of it. All you have to do is show up!” Benton said.

This was the third annual NAM/BJM Fall Career Fair and they’ll be back next year with more opportunities for jobseekers in the area.

The Learning Center at NAM provides adult students with the vocational training they need to start a new career. During this fiscal year, the Learning Center provided 61 clients with vocational training scholarships, and assisted 48 clients to obtain jobs. The Learning Center also provided GED and ESL classes to more than 250 students. The NAM/BJM Fall 2015 Career Fair was attended by 700 job seekers with 40 employers and non-profit exhibitors participating in the Fair.

Aaron Benton, jobseeker during the NAM/BJM Fall 2016 Career Fair
Aaron Benton, jobseeker during the NAM/BJM Fall 2016 Career Fair

Northwest Assistance Ministries is a non-profit, community-based social service agency that strives to meet basic human needs through Neighbors Helping Neighbors. NAM provides assistance in areas such as food, shelter, health, education and domestic violence awareness. During our last fiscal year, NAM touched the lives of more than 127,000 people through its many programs and services.

For more information about the NAM/BJM Fall 2016 Career Fair, please contact Mary Silbert, Learning Center Director at (281) 885-4616 or visit www.namonline.org.

 

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Dick's Sporting GoodsSports and Outdoor Enthusiasts in Houston

PITTSBURGH (August 19, 2016) – DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, has announced it is now hiring more than 760 associates, to staff six new stores opening soon in the Houston area.

DICK’S is looking for exceptional applicants, passionate about sports or the outdoors, to join the team. DICK’S will plan to hire full-time and part-time associate positions at each of the below locations.

  • Baybrook Mall (18650 Gulf Fwy., Friendswood, TX 77546) – approximately 100 associates
  • The Shops at Park West (24600 Katy Fwy., Katy, TX 77494) – approximately 100 associates
  • Willowbrook Mall (7925 FM 1960 Road W., Willowbrook, TX 77070) – approximately 150 associates
  • Deerbrook Mall (20131 US-59 N, Humble, TX 77338) – approximately 140 associates
  • Woodlands Mall (1201 Lake Woodlands Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77380) – approximately 150 associates
  • First Colony Mall (16535 Southwest Fwy., Sugar Land, TX 77479) – approximately 120 associates

Ideal candidates will draw on their personal experiences and in-depth knowledge to guide, inform, equip and inspire customers. Associates will benefit from competitive pay, store discounts and the opportunity to work with the best sports and outdoor brands. Visit dickssportinggoods.jobs/Houston to learn more about joining the DICK’S Sporting Goods team in Houston.

The stores are expected to open in October of 2016, and some will be part of a new concept that features three banner stores under one roof – DICK’S Sporting Goods, Field & Stream and Golf Galaxy.

To celebrate the new stores across the Houston area, DICK’S will host a three-day weekend of Grand Opening festivities with a variety of giveaways and special appearances in-store. Additional details on the Grand Opening activities will be available in the coming weeks.

DICK’S is committed to serving its communities through the efforts of its Community Marketing and Community Youth Sports programs, which work to support local schools and youth organizations in their pursuit of sports and outdoors.

LIKE DICK’S Sporting Goods on Facebook at facebook.com/dickssportinggoods for the latest information on local appearances, special events and brand activations.

About DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc.

Founded in 1948, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. As of July 30, 2016, the Company operated more than 645 DICK’S Sporting Goods locations, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops.  Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK’S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream, True Runner and Chelsea Collective specialty stores