LSC-O partners with Arlanxeo Performance Elastomers

Focused on improving the local workforce, Lamar State College – Orange recently announced a Skills Development Fund grant worth $469,914 with Arlanxeo Performance Elastomers.
The grant funding through the Texas Workforce Commission provides skills training for more than 200 employees at the Arlanxeo’s Orange location.
The types of training range from beginner spreadsheets to highly specialized, industrial equipment training.

Degree plan geared to non-traditional students

In an effort to provide learning opportunities to the busiest people, Lamar State College – Orange is reaching out to another category of non-traditional students.
Starting in the Fall 2017 semester, students have the chance to complete an associate degree program by attending hybrid classes only one day a week.
Dubbed “One Day a Week for a Two-Year Degree,” the courses are for anyone with a demanding schedule but who still desires to enhance their skills and earn a degree.

Tension between EEOC, NLRB over civility in the workplace

What if you were enjoying your vanilla latte at a Starbucks, catching up on the latest on your laptop, and all of a sudden, one of the employees began a heated dispute with the manager in which many expletives (f-bombs) were used in front of customers? Better than watching the soaps, right?
What do you do when an employee posts vulgar, offensive and possibly threatening statements on several union newsletters left in an employee break room?

Trade you can’t see

A large and growing component of international trade won’t fit in a tanker, container, barge or crate. In fact, no matter how hard you look, it is nearly impossible to find some of it with your eyes; much of it is lodged in the cranial cavities found between millions of pairs of ears. The United States has long run a trade surplus in the services category, meaning that we as a nation export significantly more services than we import. In addition, the United States is the world’s leader in international trade in services, trading substantially more than any other nation.

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