512 Job Seekers Attended the iWork Houston Hiring Expo!

On Tuesday, August 25, 512 job seekers and 52 participating employers gathered online for the virtual iWork Houston Hiring Expo!  After a welcome from Houston’s First Baptist Church Downtown Campus Pastor Lee Hsia and WorkFaith CEO Anthony Flynn, the event kicked off with praise and worship led by Marquist Taylor. Virtual attendees of the event then broke out into different …

Boeing donates over $10M to racial justice programs, including Charleston organizations

Chase Laudenslager CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Boeing on Friday announced the donation of $10.6 million to 20 different nonprofits “working to address racial equity and social justice in the US.” Among organizations benefiting from the grant is Turning Leaf Project, which focuses on reducing recidivism through therapy, employment, and job placement. It will receive a $100,000 investment. The International African American Museum will …

Connection is the Key to Fostering a Resilient Faith in Young Adults

Alex Best For the up and coming generation of young adults -namely Millennials and Generation Z- in today’s dynamic social climate, faith seems to become more and more often a skeptical topic.  It becomes more difficult to find young individuals resilient in their faith, and the question becomes how can the Church strive to foster and build up “Resilient Disciples?”  …

Mayor Turner and Microsoft expand digital alliance with the city of Houston

Microsoft Corporation Mayor Sylvester Turner announced on Monday that the city of Houston has expanded its groundbreaking digital alliance with Microsoft to innovate in big data, artificial intelligence and the digital economy. Microsoft brings to Houston “Accelerate,” a new program designed to address economic recovery through skilling both underserved communities and re-skilling the many Americans impacted by COVID-19. The collaboration is intended …

Sometimes Trusting God Just Means Waiting For Him

Cole Claybourn If you’re like me, every time I post something to social media I get an instant shot of adrenaline as I watch the likes and comments roll through. They come in almost instantaneously, and Instagram has actually rewired its algorithm so that likes and comments come in one at a time, which gives us a rush of dopamine …

How Micro-Certification Can Fill Skill Gaps In The New Normal

Ulrik Juul Christensen A recent graduate enters the workforce for the first time with a basic set of skills and the ability to learn. Having a degree to get a job is only the starting point. Learning must now continue for a lifetime, with continuous upskilling. This approach is not only good for the employee, it’s also a competitive advantage …

We’re looking forward to seeing you September 30 for The By Faith Experience!

Mark your calendars for The By Faith Experience on September 30. We’re excited to feature speakers Jewel Burks-Solomon (Head of Google for Startups, US; Co-Founder / Partpic) Dave Evans (New York Times #1 Best-selling Author – Designing Your Life; Co-founder of Stanford Life Design Lab; Co-Author / Designing Your Life) and Gregg Matte (Senior Pastor of Houston’s First Baptist Church). …

A Fresh Approach to Narrowing the Skills Gap

Kalyan Kumar It’s fairly easy for people in small businesses to keep track of everyone’s skillset. When a project comes along, figuring out which employees can contribute and what skills should be brought in from outside the company is a fairly straightforward endeavor. But scale that scenario into an organization with tens or hundreds of thousands of employees distributed around …

Honoring the Sabbath Is Still Important, Even in a Pandemic

Nancy Sleeth A recent poll of 2,000 pastors in North Carolina revealed that less than 10 percent are keeping a regular Sabbath. Think about this for a moment. If 90 percent of pastors announced from the pulpit that murder (or stealing, or adultery) is OK, don’t you think it might raise a few eyebrows in the pews, let alone the …

Houston health care sector added 8,000 jobs in June, national numbers up in July

Gwendolyn Wu Houston added 8,000 jobs in the health care sector in June, recovering from major employment losses for the second month in a row. But analysts said it’s too early to know whether that trend will continue for the rest of the summer. Job gains in health care across the country last month may be an indicator of what’s …