We would like to thank all of the Veterans, job seekers, and employers that came out to the 5th Annual Red, White, and You! Hiring Event in Brazos Valley last Thursday, November 11, 2016. The event was bigger than ever for our area! We had over 250 job seekers in front of over 30 employers today. The feedback that we received was overwhelmingly positive. We could not have done it without all of you!
Check out this article from the Office of the Governor, Greg Abbott. It discusses the Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative report that offers recommendations on how to better prepare the Texas workforce to compete in the 21st century economy. Governor Abbott says, “Texans have always been hard working, driven, innovative and fiercely ambitious to achieve things tomorrow that don’t exist today. Our goal is to ensure that the next generation builds on that legacy and perpetuates the Texas brand of exceptionalism”. To read the […]
In a report by Michelle Yin and Dahlia Shaewitz posted by American Institutes for Research, we learn that while there have been numerous federal policies put in place since the mid-1970’s that were intended to increase employment of individuals with disabilities, the labor market outcomes for people with disabilities has not improved. Yin and Shaewitz state that if we want to see a change, then federal policy cannot continue to treat people with disabilities as one group but rather need to break it down to […]
BRAZOS VALLEY COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS AND WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS BRAZOS VALLEY WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH Workplaces welcoming of the talents of all people, including people with disabilities, are a critical part of the efforts to build an inclusive community and strong economy. In this spirit, the Brazos Valley Council of Governments (BVCOG) is recognizing National Disability Employment Awareness Month this October 2016 to raise awareness about disability employment issues and to celebrate […]