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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…

Report: Middle Skills Matter to Greater Houston

A new labor market report underscores the long-term and critical role of middle-skill occupations in positioning the Houston region to be competitive in the 21st century and creating economic…
COVID-19 Business Forums

Layoffs & Furloughs: What Employers Need to Know

A survey conducted by the Partnership in late March distributed to 850 small-to-medium sized member companies showed businesses across out region are hurting. Forty-one percent of those surveyed said…
Executive Partners