Monday, May 09, 2011

Exciting News! For me, not so much for BougieLand...


I got into recruiting oh-so-many years ago because I loved the thrill of marrying good people with good jobs and watching their careers grow. Over time, that love got mired in administrative shiggity, the weight of management and piss-poor economies. The one good thing that came out me growing disenchanted with recruiting was that I started writing. Three books, a short story and a blog later - that's going very well.

But I was offered an opportunity that actually got me excited about the talent acquisition game again. It's just a short term contract but it's a government sponsored program. This is an Obama mission to get unemployed folks back to work. So they have privatized a section of the state's unemployment office to the company I'll be working for. We'll be matching newly unemployed and long-term (over two years) unemployed folks with current opportunities. It will be a free service for both the companies and the candidates. We have a directive to put a certain number of people back to work in a certain time frame. 

What this also means is that in addition to all the other stuff I currently do, I'm going to work 30 hours a week at this as well.I'm sure you've noticed that I've been kinda weaning ya'll off the 5,6,7-day a week posts. I'll try and do three or four a week. This also means I won't be moderating the comments as much during the day. So try and play nice, won't cha?

29 comments:

GammasWorld said...

Congratulations on your new opportunity. Glad you're getting a chance to work on a program that means a lot to you.

Angel Blanca said...

Yay, Chele!!! What's good for you is ALWAYS good for BougieLand, because we enjoy it whenever others make good and do what brings/gives joy and a sense of purpose. Now, go ahead and Bouge-ify those people's lives!

Angel Blanca said...

Yay, Chele!!! What's good for you is ALWAYS good for BougieLand, because we enjoy it whenever others make good and do what brings/gives joy and a sense of purpose. Now, go ahead and Bouge-ify those people's lives!

Penny said...

Congratulations. Always good to help people and make some $$ at the same time!!

Nandiehills said...

Congratulations!

Mony_Mony said...

Congrats! It sounds like a great program that's right up your alley! Do you know if they're expanding the program to other states? I know plenty of people who could benefit from it.

mojitochica said...

Congratulations on your new gig!

GrownAzzMan said...

All I have to say is congratulations to you Chele! They are luck to have you.

CaliGirlED said...

Congratulations Chele!!! You rock! You are definitely an inspiration to me!

maureen palmer said...

Congratulations!

Jasmin said...

Congratulations! You know, if you ever get tired of this new gig you should become a lifestyle coach. :-)

Natasha Hunter said...

That's what's up! Love it!

Leon X said...

Congratulations. This tells me two things:

1. You really like the HR field.
2. Rick Perry is a hypocrite.

Leo the Yardie Chick said...

YAY!

CaliSlim said...

Congrats! What a rewarding project to be involved in.

Vonnie said...

bravo for the new job...hope that you love it :)

Michele said...

Congratulations! Sounds like a great opportunity.

rikyrah said...

congrats :)

michaeldavis said...

CONGRATS! One thing that is for certain is that they have someone on board that can make it happen.

mutemia said...

*sniffs I'll miss the daily dose of bouge. Congratulations!! This is a fantastic opportunity and there's nothing like getting paid for doing something you love.

Earthangel172 said...

Congrats Chele!


I *think* I can live with 3-4 posts a week. I *think* LOL

Cherelle D. Mattox said...

Congratulations! I guess I need to get use to not looking at Bougie Tales in the morning.

Violet Rose said...

Girl! When do you have time?!

JohnKinPDX said...

This is why I come to BougieLand, you talk it and walk it.
Putting peopleback to work, that's what's up.

Just Ang said...

Congrats! What are the details on this program?
I know plenty of folks struggling and need a quality job.

sol_dier said...

great stuff :) you know you make people who've never met you proud :)

CPL said...

Hey, I'm interested in this new project. Shoot me an email: lstills@gmail. Rikyrah sent me an email with your post, Chele, and I'm long term unemployed - I think I'll be a good fit.

Jeannette said...

Awesome... one thing is for sure... you will have plenty of material during this assignment.. keep filling us in!

Penny said...

Congratulations. Always good to help people and make some $$ at the same time!!

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