Mattress Mack tackles joblessness with workforce program, trade school

Claire Goodman Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale is a prominent member of the community, known for his community outreach, philanthropy and of course, his desire to save you money. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to batter the local economy and increase joblessness, McIngvale has launched multiple new endeavors to get Fort Bend county residents back to work. What prompted you to …

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 …

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 …

‘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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …