Employment Assistance

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families and hope that all are well during these troubling times.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our lives and routines in a variety of ways, we are seeing more of our good members whose ability to provide for their families being impacted as well. These challenges include loss of employment, extended furloughs and loss of business and income for those members who own their own businesses.

The Lord is aware of you and your circumstances. Please review these resources and contact Brother Barton (our Stake Unemployment Specialist) if needed.

Wed, Apr 22, 6:00 PM

Houston Sales & Management Career Fair

Free to attend. The event starts promptly at 6PM.

Sheraton Houston Brookhollow Hotel

CARES Act Information

The Affordable CARES Act was passed on March 23rd to provide relief for individuals, families, and small businesses. See the full details here.

Cover Letter Writing Tips

Make your cover letter stand out with these writing tips.

Action Verbs and Bad Words

Know which words will help your case, and which are garbage.

CARES Act 2020 Executive Summary

A quicker overview of the CARES act.

Resume Tips

Make sure your resume makes an impact with these writing tips.

Self Reliance

See some of the courses the Stake offers through the church's Self Reliance Program.

Stake Employment Packet

A quick reference guide on how to handle trying employment circumstances. This document will continue to be updated.

Filing for Unemployment

Apply for benefits as soon as you are unemployed because your claim starts the week you complete the application. However, you may not apply until after your last workday. Your employer cannot pay benefits for weeks before your claim effective date.

Apply online at https://www.twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/unemployment-benefits-services#applyBenefits

Your reason for leaving will be 'Lack of Work/Laid Off'.

Unemployment Benefits Handbook Texas Workforce Commission

Job Searches

Read this document for resources and tips to help you with your job search.

  • Accelerated Job Search Groups: The Accelerated Job Search (AJS) program offers daily check-ins to receive support from other job seekers. It also offers opportunities to learn from employment experts, sharpen job search skills, and share job leads. Meetings are 60–90 minutes long.
  • Job Search Skills Workshops: Four key elements of a job search include writing résumés, finding job leads, networking, and preparing for interviews. You can get training on each of these topics by joining one of the workshops. Most sessions last one hour, and all are run by an employment professional.
  • Ask an Expert: In the Ask an Expert sessions, you can participate in an open forum facilitated by one of our employment professionals. You can come with a question about your own job search, or just listen and get an idea of what other job seekers are experiencing.

LDS Employment Services on Hafer Rd

More info coming soon.