Tag Archive: employment

Jun 15

Employment scams

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) wants Texas job seekers to be aware that unscrupulous people posing as potential employers may try to take their money in exchange for non-existent jobs, even sometimes posing as representatives of established businesses or using legitimate meeting spaces to meet and interview victims. The reported scams can happen online, by …

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Jun 07

Putting main street in the driver’s seat

As we know, the barons of Wall Street haven’t hesitated to raid our public treasury and haul off trillions of dollars worth of government bailouts and special tax breaks to subsidize their “free market” ventures. So guess who’s the major force pushing policymakers to slash federal spending and kill programs that improve opportunities for regular …

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Jul 24

Lone Star State: Tax breaks for job hunters

Summertime is the season that often leads to major life decisions, such as buying a home, moving or a job change. If you are looking for a new job that is in the same line of work, you may be able to deduct some of your job hunting expenses on your federal income tax return. …

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Jun 09

Faith lessons in unemployment

How does it feel to be laid off? If you can’t answer that question yourself, there’s a good chance you know someone who can. Countless numbers of people in our community understand what it’s like to be unexpectedly unemployed… including me. After two decades of pastoral ministry I went to work for a para-church organization …

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Jun 07

None of my business: We have a cockeyed view of poverty in America.

It was late, I was grumpy, and the woman in front of me was buying cigarettes. I noticed the items in her cart: brand-name snacks, colas, and frozen foods. I looked at how she dressed, considered the carton of cigarettes she requested, and made a wager to myself that she would pay with government assistance. …

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Apr 09

City to host career fair

The City of Longview will host a Career Fair, Wednesday, April 10, 4-7pm, at the Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center, 100 Grand Blvd. The event will showcase careers available with the City of Longview from police officers to firefighters to public works and more. City departments will have information about current job openings as …

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Jul 18

Grants serve Texas vets

The Texas Veterans Commission has announced the awarding of grants to organizations dedicated to helping military veterans and their families. The solicitation process commenced July 13, and will continue through 5:00 p.m. August 7. Vets will receive assistance for such problems as transportation to medical facilities, counseling for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, short-term financial assistance, …

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