Discussion 24: New Job Resolutions

Job Club Heart of Texas, Job Search | 64 comments

Hello, our discussion is late this week due to the holidays, don’t worry participation will be counted as normal!

New Year’s resolution is a commitment that a person makes to one or more personal goals, projects, or the reforming of a habit. A key element to a New Year’s Resolution that sets it apart from other resolutions is that it is made in anticipation of the New Year and new beginnings. People committing themselves to a New Year’s resolution generally plan to do so for the whole following year. This lifestyle change is generally interpreted as advantageous.

It is not enough to say “I want a new job.” It is important to look within yourself and see what it is that you need to change about yourself to get that new job. Maybe you slouch during interviews. Maybe you  need to update your resume. All of these things are important. It is mandatory that you take a deep breath look in the job mirror, and identify the things within yourself that you can change to make your job search fruitful. It could be something as simple as changing your outlook on how you search for a job, how you apply for your job, or what type of job you’re looking for. Are your standards too low or too high? The leading cause of resolutions is failure is that the expectations for the goal are unrealistic.

 

From 1 to 10 tell us what your work resolutions are! Happy New Years from CampusJobXpress!

 

– -NOTICE- –

TWC mails you a letter showing the maximum amount of EUC you could receive for each Tier. Per federal law, the program allowing payment of EUC benefits expires on December 28, 2013.
 Based on the maximum amount of EUC you could receive for each Tier, your benefits may run out before the EUC program expires.
If you have benefits remaining on your EUC claim after the program expires, TWC cannot pay those funds to you because the EUC program will be over.
EUC Eligibility and Deadlines
Tier 1: Must exhaust regular benefits by December 21, 2013, and Tier 1 claim must begin by December 22, 2013. TWC determines your eligibility for the extension after you complete and return the EUC application.
Tier 2: Must exhaust the prior Tier by December 21, 2013. Per federal law, the program allowing payment of EUC benefits expires on December 28, 2013. If you have benefits remaining on your EUC claim after the program expires, TWC cannot pay those funds to you. Other eligibility requirements:
 You must be able and available for full-time work.
 You must be unemployed or working reduced hours.
 Your base period wages must equal or exceed 40 times your weekly benefit amount. (If your regular claim pays 26 weeks of benefits, you meet this qualification.)
 You must have exhausted your regular benefits on your most recent claim, or the claim year must be expired.
 Your regular claim must have been filed on or after May 7, 2006.  You cannot be eligible for unemployment benefits on a new regular claim* in Texas, in any other state, or Canada.
* Note: if you are eligible for a new regular claim that pays less than your EUC claim, you may be able to continue receiving EUC.
Work Search and Availability Requirements
If you are required to look for work, your work search and availability requirements increase while you are receiving EUC.
You are required to participate in special reemployment assessment activities with the Workforce Solutions office, unless you have attended similar services within the last three months.
You are required to seek and accept work you are capable of performing.
      You may be required to submit your worksearchlog.
Possibility of Further Extensions
TWC notifies you by mail if you qualify for another extension, so make sure we have your correct address. To verify or change the address TWC has on our records, log on to Unemployment Benefits Services, select Contact Information from the Change My Profile menu, and follow instructions.
You cannot apply for a benefit extension before exhausting your current balance because you must exhaust each level (Tier) of benefits before applying for an extension.
Congress can enact legislation to create further extensions at any time. TWC will notify you by mail if another extension occurs after you exhaust your benefits and you are potentially eligible for the extension. Make sure we have your correct address on our records.
(Jan/2013)
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64 Comments

  1. dorothy conroy

    Here are my New Years work resolutions;

    I will wake up with a positive attitide.
    I will look in the job mirror and like what I see.
    I will work for a company that respects their workers no matter what their age is.

    Thanks CampusJobEpress for all your help.
    Happy New Year everyone!!

    Dorothy Conroy

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  2. Susan Wade

    Good morning Job Club, Susan Wade here. Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. The first of the year is a good time to reorganize your thoughts and goals.
    I will remain positive in my job search.
    I will consider jobs, no matter the source.
    I will continue to search for the perfect fit.
    Happy New Year everyone

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  3. michael calderon

    1. Make a better life for my family.
    2. Find a job in my field.
    3. Do a background check on the company.
    4. Update my resume as needed.
    5. Make sure that I am fully prepared for the interview.
    6. Take classes to help me if needed.
    7. Look in other fields if needed.
    8. Go back and check myself to see if I’m doing something wrong.
    9. Identify any problem and fix it.
    10. Give your self a chance to get the job.

    Everybody have a (Happy New Year)!

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  4. Bob

    I will keep a positive attitude.
    I will re-evaluate what I believe my strengths are.
    I will try harder to find a good fit and do a better job of marketing myself and my abilities to potential employers.

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  5. Ron Stratton

    I hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas season and expecting a happy New Year. I’m not sure if I can come up with 10 resolutions, but I will try to:

    not worry…realize that God provides
    keep a positive attitude in the midst of all the uncertainty today.
    understand that I just need to make a living…I just need to be on the ladder and not at the top.

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  6. Charles Becker

    1.I will be forgiving and positive about myself throughoutmy job search, even when I experience frustrating situations.2. Improve my social network skills. 3. improve follow up skills. 4. Use cover letters more effectively.5. Expand my horizons, visit library, attend seminars.6 Network with Chamber of Commerce members.7. register 3 new e-mail agents @ job web sires.8. send thank you notes to each member of my job search network.9.Encourage others often. 10. Surprise Melvin with a new idea that he can share with others……to make 2013 a BANNER YEAR!

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  7. carolynwalter

    Carolyn Walter here. I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I feel that goals are to be made when one realizes there is room for change, whether that be on January 1st or July 1st. It’s more realistic to set goals as you need them pertaining to the area of improvement than to make goals for the sake of making them on New Years.
    I have a daily goal: Do the best I can in whatever I do, then I can look in the mirror at the end of the day and be proud of myself.
    Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday.

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  8. Diana Marquez

    Good Morning everyone hope everyone had a great Christmas..I will continue to have my faith in finding me a job and I will keep my positive attitude and keep my work search open and yes I will look in my job mirror every morning and smile cause I know a job is coming my way one day..

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  9. dennisodahlen

    Good luck to everyone and I hope alot of good jobs become available in the new year!

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  10. Jon

    I will continue to have a possitive attitude ,and keep looking for the right job and may consider a field that I might not have considered before.

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  11. beverlyheaton

    I resolve to (1) be open to other careers, (2) make sure resume is up to date, (3) practice interviewing (4) be more encouraging to others, (4) stay positive that I will find something, (5) update computer skills, (6) submit more applications, (7) follow up on them, (8) be willing to accept whatever comes my way, (9) make more contacts and (10 just don’t give up.

    Happy New Year all.

    Beverly Heaton

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  12. angeladevinney

    As a matter of personal health that I believe could successfully impact a potential job, I have been working on losing weight (and would like to attend the gym when it is okay for my health-blood pressure issues). I resolve to be more creative in my approach to my job search (looking outside the box, even my career field if need be in order to have a better job with benefits while I complete school), believe in my clinical abilities more (my practicum site supervisor has helped tremendously with this during this semester), and believe that no matter how long it may take–I WILL find a full time job again!.

    Happy hunting and Happy New Year everyone. Please be safe, I was dodging a tornado during Christmas, thankfully safe and sound!

    Angela

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  13. Victoria

    Stay positive, always be open to new things, and don’t sell yourself short. Good luck to everyone!–V. Nimmo

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  14. Jonathon Pledger

    I will keep a positive attitude and work hard to become successful.

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  15. ljwp

    I will keep a positive attitude and try to turn challenges into opportunities.

    Linda Parten

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  16. jeffwhite

    Good day all,
    Well I might have a job finally…. But I had to apply for a job that pays really low. I am talking single digit hourly pay… But at this point I’ll take what I can get good news tho its only 17 miles from my house and it is Mon- Fri. 8 hrs a day. So we will see if they call me to come in… Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and got to see their family during the holidays. Now if we can get through the new year. Good Luck all
    Jeff
    ( Happy New Year To All )

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  17. lancesanders

    I want to find a job that i enjoy. And one that I can stick with for years to come.

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  18. markskinner

    Good evening. Found the new discussion after looking at the site several times yesterday…glad I checked back today. I’m working on keeping a good attitude. I have a part-time job that’s good, but I just wish it was fulltime. Have dropped my acceptable pay rate by > 75%. Will keep looking and won’t give up!

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  19. Loyd Edwards

    My line of work has forced me to consider other job options within this area. Career change isn’t always good, its sometimes necessary to survive. I wish everyone well and hope we’re all working very soon.

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  20. Eugene Wlodarek

    May all of you have a happy and prosperpous New Year,

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  21. ernestinesample

    Hello Everyone, I really do not make resolutions, I believe that whatever you put your mind to you, can do it.You have to have faith and believe. What is for me will be for me in time.I pray all have a bless new year.

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  22. jenniferferris

    Hope everyone had a wonderful Merry Christmas.

    My Work Resolutions are
    1.Stay positive
    2.Have less of an attitude to all parts of my life
    3.Do not be judgmental
    4.Reevaluate my resume
    5.Improve my skills
    6.Be supportive to others
    7.Willing to listen
    8.Be willing to try new oppositions when looking for a job
    9.Don’t give up
    10.Make a happier family environment

    Thanks you and Happy New Year everyone!!

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  23. Patricia Gresham

    May we all have a great New Year. I will treat the new year as a fresh start, a new beginning. As a rule, I don’t make New Year Resolutions,but I will make a big effort to do so in 2013.
    May everyone find what they need,not just what they want.Be blessed with God, family and friends.

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  24. brandyrodriguez

    I plan on staying positive (the right job will come along in due time), consider new options (schooling, new career), and just keep being persistant (keep on keeping on). I’m hoping that the new year will bring some new hope and some good changes!! Happy New Year everyone!!

    Brandy Rodriguez

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  25. Jeremy Holt

    Jeremy Holt here saying Happy New Year and prayers for all who are seeking employment this year. God be with you!

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  26. tommyharper

    I hope everyone had a good Christmas.
    For the new year I will stay positive and continue to look in new directions.

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  27. ChaiHo

    My new year’s resolutions are to:

    Become even more efficient, Continue to work hard at everything that I do, and find ways to boost my confidence, yet stay humble.

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  28. edgarrichardson

    I do not make resolutions. I m the type of person whatever you put in your mind to do you are capable of doing it. You just have to keep God first and stay focused. I am true believer of the saying that whatever for me is for me.

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  29. Christie Watson

    My New Year resolution is to stay positive and enjoy life.I will enhance my resume for better opportunities at a job.I will complete goals that I set for myself.May you all have a Happy New Year and God bless you.

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  30. Gary McCully

    Happy New Year

    I want to find an enjoyable job with decent, not great, pay.

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  31. jannpage

    Happy New year!!, I will remain positive. I will consider looking outside of my confort zone. I will re-evaluate my resume,and improve my attitude. Hopefully something will show up. Most of all I wills stop thinking about my age and focus on my skills and experience. (from Jann Page)

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  32. jannpage

    Sorry about the type o’s. I will work harder on typing and editing the message before hitting send. (jann Page)

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  33. jannpage

    I have a partime job and just love it. I wish it was full time however more hours are not available at this time. I am grateful for the partime and it has showed me I can do something outside of my comfort zone and be happy. (jann Page signing off today)

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  34. zshade37

    I will keep an open mind, and seriously consider jobs outside my comfort zone. I will also look into new career options.

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  35. jeridsmith

    . Work on my resume
    Find a job I can support my family with
    . Continue being open to opportunity. Being positive
    I would like to work on these things first and then add more when I accomplish them.

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  36. Jeffrey Gregoire

    Hello all! Thank you for the good New Years motivational thoughts, it’s appreciated. Happy New Year to all! Jeffrey Gregoire

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  37. kareypatterson

    I will try to stay positive in the uncertain times

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  38. chriscutbirth

    so long ya’ll dec. 29 was cut off day for me and everyone on extension

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  39. kn1964

    I read the next article :
    When considering resolutions for 2013, try starting with these:
    1. Stop procrastinating. Across the board—stop putting things off. Start with the small things. You’ll be amazed at how much simpler and more fluid your life becomes. Procrastination is a thief of time. You can’t build a life on what you’re “going to do.”

    2. Join a new group. A large network is the key to career success and the way to build a large network is to be constantly meeting new people. So this year, join your trade or professional association, sign up for Toastmasters, volunteer for your church choir, or get involved in your local government or your favorite charity. It doesn’t matter what group you join. Just join one.

    3. Learn a new skill. Not only will brushing up on your expertise do wonders for your job security—or, if you’re looking for a job, your employability—it’s also a great mental boost. Our minds are happiest when they are growing.

    4. Set a goal. This is different from putting together a comprehensive long-range life or career plan. That’s difficult, and many of us never even get started. Instead, simply identify one single goal and then work toward it. Doesn’t that seem much more doable?

    5. Read. Specifically, read about your business or industry. Seek an “outsider” view if possible. The more you know about your field, the more interesting it will become to you, and the more valuable you are as a contributor. A simple Google search will get you started.

    6. Get a mentor. We all need someone to make suggestions, give advice, listen to our ideas and fears, tell us when we’ve gone off track, and give us a kick in the behind when we need it. In fact, you may want to have more than one mentor.

    7. Save money. Nothing is more important to your security and future than having money set aside. If you’re already saving, save a bit more. If you’re not saving at all, start today. Seriously. Don’t even wait for January 1st. Start saving now.

    8. Improve your people skills. All jobs involve working with people. No matter how amazing you are at your job, if you can’t get along with others, you will have real problems succeeding. So this year, vow to listen a little more, talk a little less, and give your colleagues, bosses, customers, and clients the benefit of the doubt.

    9. Volunteer for something. Want to instantly feel better about yourself and your life? Give some of your time and energy away. Whether you’re organizing the blood drive at your workplace or cleaning up the local park, volunteering is good for you, personally and professionally.

    10. Share these resolutions with someone. Like your mentors. A colleague or family member will work, too. Making yourself accountable for your resolutions exponentially increases the likelihood you’ll keep them.

    Happy New Year.

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  40. evelyn dickerson

    I do not make Resolutions,But my Goal is to have a good paying job with a Company that i Respect.And a Company that can Respect me.And to finsh School.And Advance my Skills.And the Medical Field.

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  41. sharringt0n

    I am looking forward to a fresh start with the new year. I believe companies are starting to hire again. I know in my field I have had more openings to put in for than earlier in my search. Sadly, none of them have been here in Waco but I am willing to live a couple hours away, like Dallas/Ft Worth, Bryan/College Station or Austin and commute home on weekends. I know my job is out there.

    I am working my network systematically and trying to have a “business” lunch each week with former colleagues to keep communication lines open. I have been working on my health and weight and have lost 22 lbs so far. I have a way to go to get to my ideal weight but this is a great start for me. I have more energy than I did before and a new bounce in my step.

    I wish everyone a happy and safe new year!

    I have a technical question: will we receive any sort of notification about new benefits available if and when they become available?

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  42. Jann Page

    Thank you for the extended benefits!!! It takes a load of
    stress off of my dailey concerns. I will be prepared for
    reassesment on Friday 1-4-13 at1PM at the workforce office.
    I feel blessed today. (jannpage)

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  43. Ron Stratton

    Is anyone familiar with the EPS/SNAP that is scheduled for the 7th?

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  44. ernestinesample

    Hello everyone , just checking in. If someone would give me some information on what I need to do next for the extended benefits I would appreciate it. Thanks

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  45. Frances Gerick

    1. To stay positive
    2. Keep more of an open mind
    3. Read more
    4. To be more supportive
    5. To save more money
    6. To listen better
    7. To work on myself, health wise

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  46. lancesanders

    Checking in , didnt see any new topic.

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  47. Charles Waddle

    I missed this one last week. I checked on Wed but didn’t check back after. I will review it and read the comments.

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  48. Michael Dutton

    Strengthen my faith, reminding myself that God is in charge of all areas of my life.

    Exercise regularly.

    Positively persue every available opportunity in my field.

    Strengthen my friendships.

    Keep informed of business trends.

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  49. Loyd Edwards

    I have an original letter stating my benefits are setup for 52 weeks – ending on June 22, 2013.

    Today, I received a letter stating my unemployment benefits have ended…

    Can someone please tell me what is going on?

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  50. sherriemorgan

    When I didn’t see a new discussion on the 26th, I committed on ‘Discussion 23’ again.
    Thanks,
    Sherrie Morgan-Cole

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  51. Jann Page

    For Ernestine, sometime ago we were given information thru the job club for extended benefits. It gave a phone number
    866-630-3739 for information. (jann Page)

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  52. Jann Page

    I received my unemployment check today, the first of the exst benefit program. THANKS for that blessing. (jannPage)

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  53. Mac McKnight

    10 years ago I made a new years resolution and have been able to keep it.
    and that is to not make any more new years resolutions that may be broken.
    my goals are the same all the time.
    1. Make a better life for my family.
    2. Find a job in my field.
    3. Do a background check on the company.
    4. Update my resume as needed.
    5. Make sure that I am fully prepared for the interview.
    6. Take classes to help me if needed.
    7. Look in other fields if needed.
    8. Go back and check myself to see if I’m doing something wrong.
    9. Identify any problem and fix it.
    10. Give your self a chance to get the job.

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  54. kilgovir

    Hello, Well good news. I did get a part time job. Thanks for all the information and for the new topic.

    New Years Resolutions:

    1. Keep a positive attitude.
    2. Continue looking for a full time job.
    3. Update my resume.
    4. Network more.
    5. Get to one of the resume writing classes at TWC.
    6. Continue follow up on applications.
    7. Stay in touch with key people that can refer me.
    8. Read the classified section of the paper every day.
    9. Continue walking.
    10.Be thankful for the blessings I have.

    Thanks, Virginia Kilgore

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  55. hcharwell

    i did make one,,,,thanks

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  56. MissRudd

    – – – -ATTENTION- – – –

    Good Morning Everyone, We have a brand new compnay opening up and looking to hire. We will be holding a job event for this company, who’s name will remain anonynous until the event, around Wednesday or Thursday of next week. The following jobs are specific positions they are asking us to prescreen for. If you are interested in this opportunuity, please email me at Rachel@campusjobxpress.com and be sure that your resume is uploaded to your Campusjobxpress.com profile. This company, for most, may require a 20 minute commute.

    Here are the open positions:
    -Plant Manager
    -Maintenance Technician
    -Shipping/Receiving Material Handlers
    -Machine operators – Stock Tank Line
    -Assemblers – Dog Kennels and Panel Gates
    -Welders – Galvanized products

    You have a very limited time to email your interest for review of your resume. THE EVENT WILL BE NEXT WEEK, HURRY!

    – – – -ATTENTION- – – –

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  57. MissRudd

    —-ATTENTION—-

    Home Depot has new positions available and they are HIRING!They will be having a special hiring event Saturday January 12 from 8am-5pm at the Bellmead Home Depot. At this event they will be able to pull your online application (completed prior to event date) and interview you on the spot. For a chance at this opportunity you will want to apply first.

    In-store Hourly Positions (Waco/Bellmead):
    https://gateway.careers.homedepot.com/cg/positions.do?storeNumbers=6532&storeNumbers=6830&searchType=1&city=waco&stateAbbrev=TX&zip=&companyId=0&storeNumbersHtml=&positionCodesHtml=&proJobIdsHtml=

    Distribution Center Hourly (Texas):
    https://gateway.careers.homedepot.com/cg/dcstores.do?stateAbbrev=TX&storeNumbersHtml=&positionCodesHtml=&searchType=7&isKiosk=false

    Corporate (Nationwide):
    https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_homedepot/external/search.do

    If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Rachel@campusjobxpress.com and I will do my best to find an answer.

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  58. Evelyn Dickerson

    Just checking in.No new Topic,s will check again next week.

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  59. Melvin

    The following is part of the latest online posting from TWC UI Department:

    EUC Eligibility and Deadlines
    Tier 1: Must exhaust regular benefits by December 21, 2013, and Tier 1 claim must begin by December 22, 2013. TWC determines your eligibility for the extension after you complete and return the EUC application.
    Tier 2: Must exhaust the prior Tier by December 21, 2013. Per federal law, the program allowing payment of EUC benefits expires on December 28, 2013. If you have
    benefits remaining on your EUC claim after the program expires, TWC cannot pay those funds to you. Other eligibility requirements:
     You must be able and available for full-time work.  You must be unemployed or working reduced hours.  Your base period wages must equal or exceed 40 times your weekly benefit amount. (If your regular
    claim pays 26 weeks of benefits, you meet this qualification.)  You must have exhausted your regular benefits on your most recent claim, or the claim year must be
    expired.  Your regular claim must have been filed on or after May 7, 2006.  You cannot be eligible for unemployment benefits on a new regular claim* in Texas, in any other
    state, or Canada. * Note: if you are eligible for a new regular claim that pays less than your EUC claim, you may be able to continue receiving EUC.
    Type of benefit Amount payable if you
    Exhaust benefits with the payment week ending on or before August 25, 2012
    Qualify for EUC Tier 1 or 2 on or after September 2, 2012
    EUC Tier 1 20 weeks or 80% of your regular claim, whichever is less
    14 weeks or 54% of your regular claim, whichever is less*
    EUC Tier 2 14 weeks or 54% of your regular claim, whichever is less
    14 weeks or 54% of your regular claim, whichever is less
    EUC Tier 3 13 weeks or 50% of your regular claim,
    9 weeks or 35% of your regular claim,
    whichever is less**
    whichever is less**
    2
    Texas Workforce Commission http://www.texasworkforce.org
    (Oct/2012)
    Work Search and Availability Requirements If you are required to look for work, your work search and availability requirements increase while you are receiving EUC.
     You are required to participate in special reemployment assessment activities with the Workforce Solutions office, unless you have attended similar services within the last three months.
     You are required to seek and accept work you are capable of performing.  Youmayberequiredtosubmityourworksearchlog.
    Possibility of Further Extensions
     TWC notifies you by mail if you qualify for another extension, so make sure we have your correct address. To verify or change the address TWC has on our records, log on to Unemployment Benefits Services, select Contact Information from the Change My Profile menu, and follow instructions.
     You cannot apply for a benefit extension before exhausting your current balance because you must exhaust each level (Tier) of benefits before applying for an extension.
     Congress can enact legislation to create further extensions at any time. TWC will notify you by mail if another extension occurs after you exhaust your benefits and you are potentially eligible for the extension. Make sure we have your correct address on our records.
    (Jan/2013)

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  60. Evelyn Dickerson

    Good Morning,I Already Commented on This Discussion

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  61. Majdi Tannous

    It is always a positive way of looking forward to a new begining with a new year.

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  62. bobbydavis

    Gives you something to ponder and explore.

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  63. Patricia Gresham

    Looking forward to the job fair this Wednesday at the Red Men Museum.

    Reply
  64. Loyd Edwards

    Good morning all, just checking in for new job information.
    Hope all are well.

    Reply

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