Scholarship in a Pandemic? A Lesson from C. S. Lewis

Brian Tabb The first time I wore a facemask and plastic gloves to our local grocery store, I was struck by the reality that things were not “normal.” In January 2020, the world first learned about a “novel coronavirus” outbreak that infected thousands of people in China. But by March, this faraway epidemic had become a worldwide pandemic that had …

Expand The Talent Pipeline: Focus On Skills, Not Degrees

Christos Makridis Why do we do things that we know are problematic and are leading us towards an unsustainable outcome, especially when there’s a better solution that we all know exists? Unfortunately, a prevailing practice in the marketplace is to hire people based on pedigree, rather than skills. Our youth has been been told so many times that college is …

H-E-B commits to largest pay increase in company history

Will Anderson H-E-B, one of the top two grocery store chains in the Houston area, has ended temporary pay hikes that went into effect near the start of the coronavirus crisis — but said it will replace them with permanent measures that amount to the largest pay increase in company history. In a June 22 announcement, San Antonio-based H-E-B said its “Texas …

WorkFaith continues Virtual Job Readiness Program

After the closure of our campuses in March, we sought out digital solutions for offering our programs. In the midst of a changing global landscape, we wanted to find ways to continue our partnerships with people as they reenter the workforce. We were able to launch our first Virtual Job Readiness classes online on May 11, and we are excited …

How Learning New Skills Can Help Make You Recession-Proof

Ed Sattar Given the magnitude of this recession, with millions of people jobless across the world, you need to differentiate yourself to survive this crisis. What can you do to find a new job in case you are laid off, or how can you switch careers and settle into a new industry to become recession-proof? Although business leaders and communities …

Faithsocial Brings Together the Worldwide Christian Community With Creation of an Online Social Media Digital Platform

Multi-faceted, free social media platform embraces technology, enabling Christians across the world to communicate, connect, socialize, and enjoy entertainment FaithSocial is announcing the launch of its robust social media platform that features multimedia content to connect the world’s Christian community. Christians across the world can come together digitally to share their faith, hope and messages of encouragement. With the uncertainty of traditional …

‘Mattress Mack,’ Fort Bend County community leaders launch initiative to address unemployment

Claire Goodman Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, owner of Gallery Furniture, has created an employment resource center to help the jobless find meaningful employment in Fort Bend County. Joining his endeavor is a task force comprised of local leaders and philanthropies including Fort Bend County Judge KP George, Fort Bend County Precinct Four Commissioner Ken DeMerchant, Dr. Connie Almeida, director of …

July’s Work + Faith Online Speaker is Andy Crouch!

Andy Crouch joins us for July’s Work + Faith Online Speaker Series, as our CEO Anthony Flynn interviews distinguished professionals who exemplify living at the center of this intersection while making it a priority to ensure their leadership style, operational models, products and services reflect their intent to reflect Christ-centered lives while also empowering others to do the same. We’re …

Walmart Expands Education Program for Associates, Aligns Live Better U Program to Future of Work with Additions of Skilled Trades and Digital Programs

Jami Lamontagne BENTONVILLE, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Even before the current economic climate, Walmart’s response to an economy going through a technology-fueled transformation with evolving consumer habits has been focused on investing in associates. Over the last few months, Walmart has committed to invest almost $1 billion in U.S. associate bonuses and today announced the expansion of Live Better U (LBU) education benefits …

The New Look of WorkFaith

As you’re soon to see across all platforms, we have a new look! We’re thrilled to reveal our new logo to you.  We are entering an exciting chapter of modernity and innovation in our ministry while continuing to nurture the same heart for redeeming people in transition. This brand combines the identity of the new and old, and pays a …

Early Christians showed hope and courage in unsettled times

Kevin Zeller International (MNN) — Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage in the 3rd century, faced social unrest, political challenges, and plague, navigating it all with the wisdom and hope of Christ. If your life feels unsettled in 2020, early Christians in North Africa faced similar struggles. Denise Godwin of International Media Ministries (IMM) points to Cyprian, who was a Bishop of Carthage in …

What to Do…When You Don’t Know What to Do!

A Letter from the WorkFaith CEO Anthony Flynn There is no denying the fact that our country is experiencing challenging times. As if the impact of COVID-19 wasn’t enough, the recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd have inspired tears, pain, divisiveness, protesting, looting and more. I have received calls, emails, text messages, etc. from people across the …

Amanda McMillian takes helm at United Way of Greater Houston at dire time

Katherine Feser Amanda McMillian jumped right into her new role as president and CEO of the United Way of Greater Houston on May 1. McMillian, who most recently served as executive vice president and general counsel of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. prior to the company being purchased by Occidental Petroleum, oversaw the publicly traded exploration and production company’s legal, human resources, …

Success in the next normal starts with employee education and reskilling

What can businesses do to best position themselves in a digital economy post COVID-19 pandemic? Employee education and reskilling is arguably the most critical success factor in the Next Normal. Vala Afshar The first time I met Adam Rauh was earlier this year at the 2020 National Retail Federation (NRF) in New York. Adam is a lead solutions engineer at Tableau, a Salesforce company, and was at …

Houston teen uses chore money to help hundreds of needy families

HOUSTON, Texas — Food pantries and non-profit organizations have been working around the clock to help families, and one kid wanted to do his part. Kyle Garvis, an 8th grader from Houston, Texas, started helping Kids’ Meals Houston through his basketball team. The organization gets food to children who need it the most. But when the pandemic began, Kyle learned …