Round Two of Virtual Employability Training Launched May 26

When COVID-19 closed our campus in March, a priority of the WorkFaith team was figuring out new ways to serve our community online. One such way is our new 5-Day Virtual Employability Training. The first session of our Virtual Employability Training launched on May 11. We’re very excited to share that 23 graduates completed that first session! Our second Virtual …

Survey: The jobs of at least 35% of Houston workers have been impacted by COVID-19

Gabriela Sánchez-Soto Many have lost jobs and many more have seen pay and hours cut during the pandemic. Industries that have been able to transition to work-from-home have been some of the least impacted. The coronavirus (COVID-19) has upended life in most of the country, and as cities and states issue social distancing and stay-at-home orders, millions of Americans have …

Do Unto the Least of These? There’s a Wait List for That.

How one New York City food ministry is thriving, even behind masks. Rita Omokha The line that forms Saturday mornings outside The Father’s Heart Ministries stretches farther than it used to—in part because of a rising number of first-time guests at the soup kitchen in Manhattan’s East Village, and in part because masked patrons stand safely distant from one another. …

WorkFaith’s COVID Response Strategy

With WorkFaith offices closing mid-March, our team quickly moved into a response strategy including calls to graduates, assistance in finding employment opportunities, and development of a virtual program.  Graduate Encourager Calls (GECs) WorkFaith launched a program to support our graduates by having the entire staff make Graduate Encourager Calls (GECs). Staff members reached out to our graduates to pray with …

Reopening U.S. economy will mean creating all kinds of new jobs

Jeff Green and Steve Matthews, Bloomberg Thermal scanners in Utah and Maryland. Contact tracers in San Francisco. Decontamination technicians in Miami. Meet the people needed to keep the post-Covid-19 economy running. In the wake of a pandemic that’s put millions of Americans out of work, a new crop of jobs is emerging. Companies racing to get back to business are …

June’s Work+Faith Online Speaker is Jessica Kim!

Jessica Kim joins us for June’s Work + Faith Online Speaker Series, as our CEO Anthony Flynn interviews distinguished professionals who live at the center of this intersection of work and faith. This online event will allow people to hear from industry leaders on how their faith informs their professional lives. Jessica Kim is the co-founder of ianacare, a virtual …

Virtual Boot Camp Launched This Week!

In response to campus closures, the WorkFaith team launched a 5-Day Virtual Boot Camp on Monday, May 11th, in place of our 8-Day Job Search Workshop. We’re excited to report over 40 people signed up!

How one BSA council is addressing the skilled-trades shortage

Mark Ray If St. Louis were building its famed Gateway Arch today, it might have trouble finding enough skilled tradespeople to finish the job. According to the State of the St. Louis Workforce 2017 report, nearly 60% of companies that hire workers in the skilled trades say they can’t find enough people with the skills they need. That’s not surprising, …

Guild Education partners with Walmart and other employers on reskilling program

Amanda Schiavo Guild Education, an organization that partners with employers to help offer education benefits to workers, is aiding displaced workers through a new retraining plan. Employers who enroll in its Next Chapter program can provide laid-off or furloughed workers with access to reskilling programs, as well as hands-on coaching as they navigate toward growing industries, such as tech, healthcare, …