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Education & Workforce Council: Supporting an Inclusive Energy Workforce Recovery 

9/20/21
Eighteen months ago, record job losses were recorded across the Houston region. Nationally, unemployment due to the effects of COVID-19 in 2020 disproportionately affected communities of color, women…
Economic Development

Understanding Houston's Jobseekers to Aid Recovery

9/13/21
Jobseekers across greater Houston are fresh faces, hard workers, resilient, and survivors. They are tenacious, they are hopeful, and they want to develop the skills to get good jobs.  Despite the…
Construction

The Apprenticeship: An Underutilized Tool for Employers in an Uncertain World

6/28/21
Following the adage 'measure twice and cut once' helps avoid the need to rework a project. In many cases, employers outsource their skills training to the education sector and hope for skilled talent…
Economic Development

Texas Sets Stage for Education, Economic Success

6/21/21
State lawmakers have handed business and industry leaders a future-focused win. By aligning the work of the state’s three major education and workforce bodies, Texas and Texans are now set up for…
Economic Development

'Just-In-Time' Hiring a Luxury of the Past in Post-Pandemic Economy

5/25/21
Gone is the luxury of "just-in-time hiring" and hoping to find talent for immediate needs, according to Tamla Oates-Forney, senior vice president and chief people officer for Fortune 500 company…
Digital Technology

Robust Cloud Talent a Built-In Competitive Advantage

5/20/21
One of the most powerful tools a business can have at its disposal is the ability to make quick decisions when presented with new information. As work environments and the jobs that drive the region’…