Employers, you belong at iWork Houston Hiring Expo!

The iWork Houston Hiring Expo is the one-stop shop for all of your hiring needs! The WorkFaith Connection and Gallery Furniture, along with Houston’s First Baptist Church – Downtown, are hosting a unique virtual hiring event designed to connect Houstonians with employers like YOU, free resources, and so much more!  We have over 5,000 clients in our network, and many …

Massive online open courses see exponential growth during COVID-19 pandemic

Chris Impey Massive open online classes, or MOOCs, have seen a surge in enrollments since March. Enrollment at Coursera – an online platform that offers MOOCs, has skyrocketed and was 640% higher from mid-March to mid-April than during the same period last year, growing from 1.6 to 10.3 million. The surge was driven in part by giving free catalog access for …

Yes, God Will Give You More Than You Can Handle

Michael Hidalgo Recently, I was going back through my journals and I read words I had written years before: “God, I can’t handle this anymore. I don’t know what to do, but I can’t do this.” The circumstances in my life had become overwhelming, everything was crumbling, and my world was falling apart. To be honest, if someone had come …

The in-demand jobs on the rise amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Alison Medley The COVID-19 pandemic has been brutal for Americans seeking employment. Yes, over 44.2 million Americans have filed for unemployment during the coronavirus crisis, and 1.5 million sought claims in early June, according to Fortune. But don’t despair, job seekers. The positive news for Americans is that new career opportunities have also emerged through the pandemic. According to LinkedIn Workforce Report, the new …

Christian Hip-Hop Artist Lecrae Reflects On Societal Issues, His Faith, His Philanthropic Work In Atlanta

Summer Evans Lecrae Devaughn Moore is a Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist, author, philanthropist, and co-owner and president of Reach Records, an independent record label that specializes in Christian hip-hop. On Aug. 21, he will release his ninth studio album titled “Restoration.” In it, he addresses societal issues such as racial injustice, police brutality, and mental health through a Christian lens. “City Lights” …

Building a Workforce for the Future with Gwen Muse-Evans & Anthony Flynn

With so many changes taking place in the mortgage industry during the Covid-19 pandemic​, and in light of the systemic racial issues currently being exposed in the protests taking place across America in recent weeks, it can be difficult to remain focused on finding solutions that unite and bring people together. While it’s easy to sit back and comment on the …

The WorkFaith Connection presents the iWork Houston Hiring Expo!

COVID-19 has left millions of Americans unemployed and desperate for a way to support their families. Although statistics show that 4.8 million jobs have been created in recent months, there is still a wide gap between companies that are hiring and people who are seeking work. To help bridge that gap, The WorkFaith Connection & Gallery Furniture, along with Houston’s …

Extended unemployment benefits could happen for Texans

Nick Natario HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The extra federal unemployment benefit comes to an end in Texas next week, but there’s still a chance it gets extended. The clock is ticking to see what happens with the increased unemployment benefit. Right now, unemployed Texans can receive an extra $600 a week. A boost Jaylen Curtis said has helped him tremendously. …

Christine Caine on Why Christians Should Be Earth’s ‘Most Relationally Functional People’

Joy Eggerichs From the look of it, Christine Caine has everything. She’s an internationally sought-after preacher, the cofounder of two influential organizations (A21 and Propel)—and now she’s a best-selling author. But her journey was anything but smooth. In her book, Unashamed: Drop the Baggage, Pick up Your Freedom, Fulfill Your Destiny, she shared her story of being adopted as a nameless …

4 ways to encourage upskilling without burning people out

Ashwin Bharath In the past 100+ days, IT leaders across the world have worked at lightning speed to scale infrastructures to meet the needs of remote workforce environments. CIOs were tasked with swiftly completing digital transformation projects that were previously projected to take years – relying on IT teams to take on new responsibilities and skills without formal training. The …

4 Ways Mentorship Opportunities Can Help Fill the Industry Skills Gap

Lindsay Gilder In the latest episode of the Thomas Industry Update Podcast, Thomas CEO and President Tony Uphoff spoke to Mary Person, the director of Governmental Relations and External Affairs for FH Paschen. At the major construction firm, Person plays a significant role in recruitment efforts for some of the best talent in the construction industry and continues to recruit the next …

After months of economic woes in the Houston region, hints of a recovery

Sergio Chapa , Erin Douglas , Amanda Drane , Nancy Sarnoff , R.A. Schuetz , Dwight Silverman and Gwendolyn Wu Four months ago, the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the Houston region were just beginning to be felt, but signs of an unprecedented economic disaster were taking shape. In mid-March, when Houston Chronicle business reporters looked at the economic effect of the burgeoning pandemic, there were fewer than 100 new cases …

Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew shares his faith in God in new memoir

Kevin Mercer For 19 years, from 1967-1985, Rod Carew terrorized opposing pitchers as one of the best hitters in Major League Baseball. Now 74, the first-ballot Hall of Famer has published a memoir titled “One Tough Out: Fighting Off Life’s Curveballs.” Co-written with Jaime Aron, a senior writer for the American Heart Association and a former Texas sports editor for …

August’s Work + Faith Online Speaker is Candace Matthews!

Candace Matthews joins us on August 13th for the Work + Faith Online Speaker Series, as our CEO Anthony Flynn interviews distinguished professionals who exemplify living at the center of work and faith, 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 …

‘The Huddle’: Christian men launch podcast for difficult conversations

 Savannah Evanoff These two Christian men started a podcast to have the difficult conversations. FORT WALTON BEACH — Andre Harrell II, aka L.A., isn’t much of a football guy, but he understands what it means when a team hunkers down together before a big play. It’s why he and Austin Willis named their podcast “The Huddle.” In the podcast, which …

Microsoft and LinkedIn partner to help 25M workers gain digital skills

Macy Bayern Microsoft introduced its new global skills initiative to provide digital skills to more than 25 million people worldwide who have been displaced by the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement was made during a Microsoft digital event on Tuesday, shedding light on the significant impact COVID-19 has had on employment, as well as introducing a new learning app to Microsoft Teams. “People are contributing in new ways in …

A Houston teacher’s nonprofit feeds students, families while supporting local food trucks

Melissa Correa HOUSTON — When KHOU 11 first shared Sarah Watson’s story, the special education teacher for Yes Prep Public Schools was just one week into her new organization. She helped to create Feeding the Frontline HTX. The caption for the organization’s very first Instagram post on March 22 included a description of its mission: What are we aiming to do? …