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Empowering Communities: A Guide to Workforce Development in Pasadena
28 Sep 2023
As we end September being Workforce Development Month, Pasadena’s commitment to workforce development is neverending.
Initiated in 2005, Workforce Development Month is a time to raise awareness about the importance of the industry to a growing national economy. Workforce development professionals offer useful connections within the community between businesses looking to hire and the talented job seekers available. In 2012, it was moved to September and has been annually recognized and celebrated by many across the country.
Workforce Development Month also emphasizes the importance of a skilled workforce and the need for communities to support all enhancing efforts through formal and informal education, vocational training, and other learning opportunities such as apprenticeships and volunteerism.
Workforce Development in Pasadena, TX
Pasadena understands the value of a qualified workforce as shown through these year-round resources:
- Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Workforce Center
- San Jacinto College Career Support
- University of Houston - Clear Lake Career Services
- Workforce Solutions Resources for Jobseekers
By having a talented and skilled workforce to offer, businesses are more confident to start, expand, or relocate here. More businesses equal more jobs, which equals stability. More stability equals a thriving economy and a better quality of life. A better quality of life equals a great place for generations to call home.
Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Workforce Center offers a centralized online resource for jobseekers to search for job opportunities by industry, resume/cover letter assistance, and review internship opportunities. The Workforce Center also offers links to education and training opportunities. For employers wanting to expand their reach of qualified candidates, this site also offers a place for employers to post their availability. Contact the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce for more information on this resource.
San Jacinto College Career Support is all about helping San Jacinto College students be the best employees they can be. Career Support offers career assessments for those unsure which industry or avenue suits them, interview preparation for the shy and timid, and a work-study program to help gain experience, earn money, and create connections.
University of Houston - Clear Lake Career Services offers services to students and alumni, including mock interviews, career counseling, resume/cover letter assistance, and more. Their website states, “Don’t wait until graduation to begin your job search or start developing your career path.” Career Services is eager to help students and alumni be intentional, purposeful, and actionable in the job market and as an employee. There is also a hub for employers to share their job offerings. The most recent career fair was on September 27, 2023.
Workforce Solutions is an employer-driven, people-focused, job-matching database that, as their website says, “works in tandem with the Texas Workforce Commission.” Its Resource for Jobseekers portal helps job hunters at every turn by offering job-searching tips, seminars, an online resume builder, job fairs and hiring events, and an up-to-date job openings page.
With such detailed, helpful, and never-ending workforce development resources, Pasadena is truly Powering Possibilities and empowering applicants.
You Are in Good Company Here
Whether you are starting a new business, expanding, or looking to relocate, consider Pasadena, Texas. You’ll find stability and longevity with our low cost of living, affordable housing, proximity to Houston, and a young, diverse residency. Because here, you are in good company! Contact Pasadena EDC today to begin your tomorrow.