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Empowering Houston's LGBT Business Owners and Allies

June is LGBT Pride Month, celebrated each year to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred June 28, 1969. This June, another milestone was marked for the LGTBQ+ community when the U.S. Supreme…

Preparing Your Workplace for Returning Employees

As many Houston employees begin returning to the workplace, legal experts say employers will need to consider the potential issues that could arise and how to address them.   Steve Shardonofsky,…

Education & Workforce Council: Aldine ISD Battles COVID-19 to Continue Educating

What’s it like running the state’s 9th largest school district during a pandemic? And how does that district, with an overwhelming number of underprivileged students, continue to support those…

Virtual Internships, Micro-Internships Create Crosswalks from Classroom to Career Remotely

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way businesses operate including the type of work that can be done, the methods by which it can be done and, in many cases, the locations of where it can be done…

Tapping Into Hidden Talent By Recognizing Soft and Other Skills

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the disruption of entire industries along with the way work can be done. And as technology and other forces reshape the nature of work, recognizing soft and…

COVID-19 Shocks Labor Economy and Drives Unprecedented Job Loss—the Case for Upskilling and Reskilling

The painful and significant disruption to Houston’s labor economy caused by COVID-19 has been a “shock to the system” but will not effectively change the economy’s fundamental makeup. So says Parker…
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