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TKNNational home décor retailer Kirkland’s, Inc., is now hiring for its two newest Houston-area stores. The two stores, both set to open at the end of August, will be located at the Westchase Shopping Center (11043 Westheimer Road, Suite A, Houston, TX 77042-3203) and the Shoppes at Park West (24600 Katy Freeway, Suite 4000, Katy, TX 77494-1376).

“We’re honored to be a part of the Houston and Katy communities,” said Michelle Graul, Executive Vice President of Stores and Merchandising. “Kirkland’s is looking forward to hiring an exceptional team for our two newest stores.”

Kirkland’s will employ approximately 25 team members at each location. Those interested in applying online should go to www.kirklands.com/careers and complete the online application for field positions.

About Kirkland’s, Inc.

Kirkland’s, Inc., was founded in 1966 and is a specialty retailer of home décor in the United States. Although originally focused in the Southeast, the Company has grown beyond that region and currently operates in 36 states. The Company’s stores present a broad selection of distinctive merchandise, including framed art, mirrors, candles, lamps, picture frames, accent rugs, garden accessories and artificial floral products. The Company’s stores also offer an extensive assortment of gifts, as well as seasonal merchandise. More information can be found at www.kirklands.com, www.facebook.com/kirklands, www.twitter.com/kirklands, www.pinterest.com/kirklandshome/ and www.instagram.com/kirklands.

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dssd classified 052016

Commercial security company with office in downtown Katy seeking part time (9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) bookkeeper.  Duties include QuickBooks Pro, account and bank reconciliations, deposits, payroll, and AR/AP.  Answering phones and other administrative duties as assigned.  Must be friendly, dependable, organized and a team player.  Confidentiality is required.  Submit resumes to npreston@dsssecurity.net.

with LCISD, Needville ISD and FBISD Presented By Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union

central_fort_bend_chamberSuperintendents for Lamar CISD, Fort Bend ISD and Needville ISD gave glowing reviews of each district at the 2016 State of the Schools Luncheon. The event was held Friday, April 29, 2016 at Safari Texas Ranch and was presented by Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union.

Fort Bend ISD Deputy Superintendent Dr. Christie Whitbeck began her overview with leadership programs instituted into the schools, explaining how it creates an environment to grow students. She also highlighted the growth in the district as FBISD will soon have 50 elementary schools. The Board of Trustees approved the architect for the new CTE building, and the push to drive all classrooms to better technology is in full swing. “We are focused on growth, change and leadership. We just had over 2,500 students gather, committed to their college, trade school or the military. We want to give all students multiple options so when it is their decision day, they’re ready,” says Dr. Whitbeck.

Needville ISD touted a nearly 5% growth rate and Superintendent Curtis Rhodes explained there is room for even more within the district’s 200 square miles. “The little Needville is slowly becoming larger, but we want to hold onto who we are for as long as possible,” says Rhodes. He says the district has drawn boundaries for a second elementary school and continues to add programs to accommodate students. He emphasized the district still prides itself in knowing each student and their families. He believes this is a big reason the dropout rate is less than 1%. “We want to prepare kids for their future, not our past,” says Rhodes.

Lamar CISD is second in the state for projected growth among large districts. Superintendent Dr. Thomas Randle says Lamar schools are adding approximately 1,000 students each year and the district is projected to educate more than 45,000 students by 2025. Fulshear High School and Leaman Junior High will open in the fall, and the district is planning three new elementary schools in the near future. As the population increases in Fort Bend County, so does the demand for an educated workforce, something Dr. Randle says the district can accommodate with hundreds of certification programs. “Our kids have the opportunity to walk out of school with a certification and literally go to work straight out of high school in an industry,” says Dr. Randle.

The 2016 State of the Schools event was Underwritten by: Fort Bend ISD, Johnson Development Corp., Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP, MD Anderson Regional Care Center – Sugar Land, OakBend Medical Center, Perdue,Brandon,Fielder,Collins & Mott, L.L.P., Rogers, Morris & Grover and the University of Houston – Sugar Land and Wharton County Junior College. Corporate Supporters were: Classic Chevrolet of Sugar Land, Comcast Business, DBR, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, Lamar CISD, Needville ISD, Representative John Zerwas, M.D., House District 28, Safari Texas Ranch, Si Environmental, LLC, Terracon Consultants, Inc., Thompson & Horton, LLP and Vanir | Rice & Gardner, A Joint Venture.

The Central Fort Bend Chamber is a 105 year old non-profit membership organization dedicated to creating a strong local economy where businesses can prosper. The Central Fort Bend Chamber advocates for over 1,000 local businesses led by a volunteer board of directors who are dedicated to sustaining Fort Bend County’s quality of life, and keeping our community and economy vibrant.

For more information on the Chamber or its programs, call 281-342-5464 or visit www.CFBCA.org.

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486744023 help wantedNew Homeowner Welcoming Service seeking personable individual to serve as local representative visiting new residents in Katy. Some sales potential. Flexible hours; must be available to works some Saturdays; approx. 30 hours/wk. Email resume to info@lonestargreetingservice.com.

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486744023 help wantedAssistant Maintenance Director

Assisted Living and Memory Care community now hiring assistant maintenance director. Prefer at least one year apartment maintenance experience. We offer flexible hours and benefits. Email resume to kparnell@rcmseniorliving.com or call the community at 281-392-2800 and ask for Kim Parnell.

Mcdonalds storyMcDonald’s of Greater Houston and Vice Mayor Pro Tem Davis host a series of job fairs to connect youth to job opportunities.

HOUSTON (April 27, 2016) – McDonald’s of Greater Houston and the City of Houston are teaming up to host a Summer Job Fair program as part of the effort to help employ youth over the summer. The series of job fairs will be held in May and June 2016.

“Summer employment provides youth with an opportunity to gain job readiness skills, engage them in positive activities during the summer, and link them to long-term career opportunities.” stated Mayor Turner in a press conference last week. “I am committed to providing as many summer jobs as possible for our young Houstonians.” The series of Summer Job fairs will help connect young adults looking for summer employment with various area employers, including McDonald’s, Jack in the Box, Whataburger, Cash America and CST Brands (Corner Store Convenient Stores). This will be an ‘on-the-spot’ hiring event for job seekers that will also include access to community resources, financial literacy and scholarship information.

“As an industry leader and local area employer, McDonald’s promotes workforce education ensuring employee success and advancement of local communities,” stated Matthew Kades, local owner and President of McDonald’s Owner Association of Greater Houston. Vice Mayor Pro Tem and District B City Council Member Jerry Davis has also been instrumental in working with McDonald’s of Greater Houston to ensure the success of this career fair.

The job fairs will take place at the following City of Houston Multi-Service Centers located throughout the city:

  • May 7th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Southwest Multi-Service Center (6400 High Star Dr., Houston, TX 77074)
  • May 14th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Sunnyside Multi-Service Center (9314 Cullen Blvd, Houston, TX 77051)
  • May 21st from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Acres Home Multi-Service Center (6719 W. Montgomery Rd., Houston, Texas 77091)
  • June 4th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Magnolia Multi-Service Center (7037 Capitol St., Houston, Texas 77011)

During each fair, the City of Houston will provide a kickoff presentation which will include an overview on interviewing skills and financial literacy information from Bank on Houston. In order to qualify for a position, candidates must have a Texas ID, Social Security Card and fall between the ages of 16-24. While there is no guarantee all qualified candidates will be hired, the above assets are required for applications.

Additional information regarding the Hire Houston Youth program can be found at www.hirehoustonyouth.org.