Jobs for Hurricane Harvey Relief Initiative

Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend (WFSCB) has received targeted funding and continues to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey. The Hurricane Harvey Relief Initiative is designated to rebuild impacted cities, counties, schools and other eligible damaged property by working with government and community based organizations to identify qualifying jobs and connect qualifying dislocated workersContinue Reading

Hiring Red, White & You!

Join the Texas Workforce Commission and Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend in partnership with Texas Medical Center for the 7th Annual Hiring Red, White, & You!  Statewide Hiring Fair to connect veterans, service members and their spouses to Texas employers.  No cost to veterans, participants or employers. November 8, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00Continue Reading

Harvey Relief Effort Lands Jobs

Hurricane Harvey brought destruction and devastation to the Coastal Bend.  A year later, Harvey brings jobs!  The Hurricane Harvey Relief Initiative is helping declared disaster counties recover.  Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend has teamed with Unique Employment Services to fill much needed jobs. “For nearly a year, Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend hasContinue Reading

Uniquely Corpus Christi

If you’ve lived in Corpus Christi, Texas for any length of time you have at least heard of Beach to Bay.  In the weeks leading up to this one-of-a-kind relay marathon, Beach to Bay was discussed at nearly every social setting.  Someone in the group would be running.  Someone had run in the past.  AndContinue Reading

Staffing Agency: Your First Visit

Be prepared when visiting a staffing agency. We’ve rolled out the welcome mat for you.  For your first visit to a staffing agency to be productive, make sure you have valid identification with you, most commonly used are a driver’s license and social security card.  The ID should be in good condition—not torn, cut, laminated,Continue Reading

Is Social Media Hurting Your Job Search?

The old saying, you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, is true especially in a job search.  Social media can be a contributing factor in the decision to hire.  Employers are taking a risk when hiring a new person.  Beyond the skills and education needed for the position, employers want insightContinue Reading

The Right Fit: Temporary to Permanent Staffing

Finding the right fit is equally important for employers as well as employees.  Temporary to permanent placement might be the best solution for both.   A credible staffing agency is the best mediator of such an arrangement. A good staffing agency ensures candidates are thoroughly vetted, usually including skills testing, background checks, drug tests, and personalContinue Reading

Gift Wrap Your Interview

This time of year, I love the joy of wrapping presents.  Yes, the gift takes center stage, but the packaging adds to the delight and anticipation.   It is wonderful to see the enchantment of a friend or loved one, as they behold the beauty of paper and ribbon, and contemplate the treasure within. It is theContinue Reading

Filling the Gap

A recent 2016 Staffing Industry survey by Haley Marketing revealed that 65% of the 487 staffing professionals who responded, cite the gap between job requirements and the skills of candidates as “very” or “extremely” challenging.  In fact, the survey indicated this skills gap is the number one job frustration among respondents. These results left theContinue Reading

Why Going From Temp-to-Hire Isn’t as Easy as It Sounds

Unemployment is rising again in Corpus Christi, and more local residents are looking for jobs. Luckily, there are more ways of getting a foot in the door than there used to be. The amount of temp-to-hire work in the U.S. has doubled since the recession ended in 2009, giving job applicants more chances to winContinue Reading

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