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McDermott International Sees Improved Earnings, Embarks on New Cost-Savings Plan


SUGAR LAND--March 4, 2015--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--McDermott International Incorporated (NYSE:MDR) (Houston, Texas) has reported improved fourth-quarter and full-year earnings results, citing its turnaround efforts ...

Sugar Land looks to make up budget shortfalls as capital project costs rise


The City of Sugar Land is looking internally to make up a shortfall for several ...
The airport has been in talks with Texas Department of Transportation Aviation to use the second tract, 95.9 acres, for westward expansion. TXDOT-Aviation has already ...

Houston homebuilder to break ground on brownstones in Imperial Sugar Land


One of the newest neighborhoods announced in Imperial Sugar Land was Arizona-based Meritage Homes' 127-acre community, which has yet to be named. Darling Homes, based in Frisco, Texas, and Partners in Building LP, based in Houston, are building patio homes ...

Low Prices, Increasing Global Supply Plague LNG Producers, an Industrial Info News Alert


SUGAR LAND, TX, Mar 03, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- In February last year, we asked the question, "Are U.S. companies being realistic about global LNG prices?" That month, liquefied ...

Pool builder search sugar land, tx


Don't know if this is in the right forum or not, but Were closing on our brand new home in sugar Land end of march 2015. We currently live about 25 minutes from the new home and Immediately after closing we would like to have picked out and signed up with ...

Peschke named Sugar Land firefighter of the year


Peschke’s wife, Kelly, is a pharmacist, and after she was transferred to Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, the newly married couple moved to North Texas three years ago. As a result, Peschke commutes to work in Sugar Land once a week; working on a ...

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Rangel 63, of Sugar Land, Texas are pending with Hernandez Funeral Home 800 Fourth Street in Rosenberg, Texas. Funeral Services for Lois Allen 80, of Sugar Land, Texas are pending with Hernandez Funeral Home 800 Fourth Street in Rosenberg, Texas.

Sugar Land police release surveillance video of home burglary


SUGAR LAND, Texas – Sugar Land police are looking for a male suspect in connection with multiple home burglaries in Fort Bend County in late December. New surveillance video was released Monday showing the suspect stealing items from two unlocked ...

Crime rate in Sugar Land hits historic low


Last year, Sugar Land was named the third safest city in Texas and the 19th safest city in the nation, a distinction based on an analysis of FBI crime statistics. Part 1 crimes include assault, auto theft, burglary, homicide, theft, robbery and auto burglary.

Rocco the Hockey-Playing Jew Meets Sugar Land, Texas


It’s Shabbat in Sugar Land, and dozens of rabid Texans are clanging cowbells to the tune of “Bad Boys,” the theme song from Cops, as three referees skate gracefully around the ice. Tonight, the first 45 fans at the entrance to the Sugar Land Ice and ...

Horizon Development plans medical office building in Sugar Land


Horizon Development has hired Transwestern to find tenants for a two-story medical office development  in Sugar Land’s Telfair community. Construction of the 38,600-square-foot building is scheduled t…

Imperial Sugar Land to welcome brownstone homes


Imperial Sugar Land will offer 35 three-story brownstones by Gracepoint Homes in the master-planned communities newest neighborhood The Point. The homes are “elevator-ready&rdq uo; homes ranging from 3,350 t…

Surveillance video released of burglary suspect in Sugar Land


Sugar Land police are looking for a man seen on home surveillance video stealing items from two unlocked vehicles. In other cases, police said the man entered garages and stole items.

Drawing a Blank on Northeast Houston’s Identity; Sugar Land’s New Brazos River Park


Developer Acquires Mall of the Mainland, Plans to Improve Shopping Center’s Facade [Galveston County Daily News ($)] Northeast Houston’s Lack of Identity Hurting Development in the Area, Real Estate E…

Everglades groups step up pressure for buying sugar land


Buying U.S. Sugar land near Lake Okeechobee called vital to Everglades work. Environmentalists continued pressuring state lawmakers Friday to steer a big chunk of voter-approved conservation money to…

U.S. Sugar land-buy battle kicked up a notch


Although the Governor and the South Florida Water Management District have hinted strongly that they don’t support buying U.S. Sugar land south of Lake Okeechobee for Everglades restoration and the Sp…

Ana Maria in Novela Land – Official Trailer


Latin playboys, sexy sugar daddies, murderous blackmailers and magical pregnancies are the least of fangirl Ana Maria’s worrie s when she wakes up inside her favorite telenovela. http://www.uitvconnec&hel lip;

Carpenter Sugar Land (TX) – Sugar Land Carpenters


Carpenter Sugar Land (TX) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Sugar Land (TX). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Sugar Land, Texas work with, builds and fixes items and structure…

Should the state buy the U.S. Sugar land for Everglades restoration?


Land south of Lake Okeechobee would be used to store the lake’s excess water, clean it and send it south to the Everglades National Park (seen here). It’s the most important piece of the Everglades re…

Carpenter Sugar Land (TX) – Sugar Land Carpenters


Carpenter Sugar Land (TX) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Sugar Land (TX). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Sugar Land, Texas work with, builds and fixes items and structure…




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Get a Homeland Security Job in SUGAR LAND TEXAS

What You Need to Know

The Department of Homeland Security has unique career opportunities that will challenge your mind and reward your skills and talents. As a Homeland Security employee, you will help secure our borders, airports, seaports and waterways; research and develop the latest security technologies; respond to natural disasters or terrorists acts; and analyze intelligence reports.

Next Steps

  1. Find the Job Right for You. Find DHS jobs at dhs.usajobs.gov.

    You can also use USAJOBS through an Interactive Voice Response Telephone System
    phone: 703-724-1850
    TDD: 978-461-8404.

    From general mission support to law enforcement to immigration and travel security to prevention and response, exciting professional growth opportunities exist throughout the Department.

  • Mission support careers involve the following fields: medical, human resources, facilities, budget, procurement, science and technology, training, intelligence, planning and coordination, detection, civil rights, fraud detection and more.
  • Law enforcement careers offer positions in protection of the President, Vice President, their families, heads of state and other designated inpiduals; securing the nation’s borders and enforcing immigration laws; interagency law enforcement training; and enforcing economic, transportation and infrastructure security.
  • Immigration and travel security careers involve protecting the nation’s transportation systems, as well as overseeing lawful immigration to the U.S.
  • Prevention and response careers protect the public, environment and U.S. economic and security interests in any maritime region, as well as provide preparedness, protection, response, recovery and mitigation to reduce loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards are what these careers are all about.
  1. Read the Job Announcement. The announcement will provide you with information about job qualifications, duties, salary, duty location, benefits, and security requirements. Here you will be able to determine if your interests, education, and professional background make you a good candidate for the job.

A list of common terms is available to assist you in understanding Department job announcements.

Most Homeland Security jobs require U.S. citizenship and successful completion of a full background investigation and drug screening.

  1. Apply for the Job. Follow the instructions in the “How to Apply” section of each USAJOBS announcement (upper right tab). Instructions will guide you through the application process, providing you detailed information on the questions, forms, and format that must be addressed and used to capture your qualifications for the job. Submit all required documents and pay close attention to the application due date and application procedures, which will vary by job and the Department component.

    During the application process, veterans may be asked to identify Veterans Preference status.

    To post your resume online, apply to certain federal jobs, check on the status of your application, and receive automated job alerts, you must create a USAJOBS member account.

  2. Interview for the Job. The names of best-qualified candidates will be forwarded to the supervisor or hiring official. If you are one of the best-qualified candidates, the supervisor or hiring official may interview you in person or by telephone, or in rare cases may hire you based solely on your application materials. Selection procedures are subject to Federal Civil Service laws, which ensure that all applicants receive fair and equal treatment in the hiring process.

Tips

No matter where you are in your career - at the very beginning, transitioning to the federal government mid-career, or another stage in your professional life - the Department of Homeland Security has a place for you.

  • Student and Recent Graduate Job Opportunities - Learn about internships, fellowships and training programs available across the Department.
  • Experienced Professionals - Use your technical skills and management experience to contribute to the homeland security mission. Explore meaningful career opportunities today.
  • Retirees - The Department offers retirees meaningful work opportunities, including short- and long-term projects, on a part-time or flexible schedule.
  • Veterans - The Department is committed to recruiting and employing eligible veterans for suitable jobs.

LEARN MORE

Last Published Date: December 16, 2014

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Two years of community college free for responsible students in SUGAR LAND TEXAS

The President unveiled a new proposal: Make two years of community college free for responsible students across America.

In our growing global economy, Americans need to have more knowledge and more skills to compete -- by 2020, an estimated 35 percent of job openings will require at least a bachelor's degree, and 30 percent will require some college or an associate's degree. Students should be able to get the knowledge and the skills they need without taking on decades' worth of student debt.


The numbers:

If all 50 states choose to implement the President's new community college proposal, it could:

  • Save a full-time community college student $3,800 in tuition per year on average
  • Benefit roughly 9 million students each year

Under President Obama's new proposal, students would be able to earn the first half of a bachelor's degree, or earn the technical skills needed in the workforce -- all at no cost to them.


The requirements:

  • What students have to do: Students must attend community college at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA, and make steady progress toward completing their program.
  • What community colleges have to do: Community colleges will be expected to offer programs that are either 1) academic programs that fully transfer credits to local public four-year colleges and universities, or 2) occupational training programs with high graduation rates and lead to in-demand degrees and certificates. Community colleges must also adopt promising and evidence-based institutional reforms to improve student outcomes.
  • What the federal government has to do: Federal funding will cover three-quarters of the average cost of community college. Participating states will be expected to contribute the remaining funds necessary to eliminate the tuition for eligible students.

Expanding technical training programs:

President Obama also proposed the new American Technical Training Fund, which will expand innovative, high-quality technical training programs across the country. Specifically, the fund will award programs that:

  • Have strong employer partnerships and include work-based learning opportunities
  • Provide accelerated training
  • Accommodate part-time work

Read the full fact sheet on the President's proposal here.

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Avoiding job scams in SUGAR LAND TEXAS

Scammers know that finding a job can be tough. To trick people looking for honest work, scammers advertise where real employers and job placement firms do. They also make upbeat promises about your chances of employment, and virtually all of them ask you to pay them for their services before you get a job. But the promise of a job isn’t the same thing as a job. If you have to pay for the promise, it’s likely a scam.

Signs of a Job Scam

Scammers advertise jobs where legitimate employers do — online, in newspapers, and even on TV and radio. Here’s how to tell whether a job lead may be a scam:

You need to pay to get the job

They may say they’ve got a job waiting, or guarantee to place you in a job, if you just pay a fee for certification, training materials, or their expenses placing you with a company. But after you pay, the job doesn’t materialize. Employers and employment firms shouldn’t ask you to pay for the promise of a job.

You need to supply your credit card or bank account information

Don´t give out your credit card or bank account information over the phone to a company unless you´re familiar with them and have agreed to pay for something. Anyone who has your account information can use it.

The ad is for "previously undisclosed" federal government jobs

Information about available federal jobs is free. And all federal positions are announced to the public on usajobs.gov. Don’t believe anyone who promises you a federal or postal job.

Job Placement Services

Many job placement services are legitimate. But others lie about what they’ll do for you, promote outdated or fake job openings, or charge up-front fees for services that may not lead to a job. In fact, they might not even return your calls once you pay.

Before you enlist a company’s help:

Check with the hiring company

If a company or organization is mentioned in an ad or interview, contact that company to find out if the company really is hiring through the service.

Get details — in writing

What’s the cost, what will you get, and who pays — you or the company that hires you? What happens if the service doesn’t find a job for you or any real leads? If they’re reluctant to answer your questions, or give confusing answers, you should be reluctant to work with them.

Get a copy of the contract with the placement firm, and read it carefully. A legitimate company will give you time to read the contract and decide, not pressure you into signing then and there. Make sure any promises — including refund promises — are in writing. Some listing services and "consultants" write ads to sound like jobs, but that’s just a marketing trick: They´re really selling general information about getting a job — information you can find for free on your own.

Know whether it’s job placement or job counseling

Executive or career counseling services help people with career directions and decisions. They may offer services like skills identification and self-evaluation, resume preparation, letter writing, and interview techniques, and general information about companies or organizations in a particular location or job field.

But job placement isn’t guaranteed. Fees can be as high as thousands of dollars, and you often have to pay first.

The National Career Development Association (NCDA) offers some tips on finding and choosing a career counselor, and explains the different types of counselors active in the field.

Check for complaints

Your local consumer protection agency, state Attorney General´s Office, and the Better Business Bureau can tell you whether any complaints have been filed about a company. Just keep in mind that a lack of complaints doesn’t mean the business is on the up-and-up. You may want to do an internet search with the name of the company and words like review, scam, or complaint. Look through several pages of search results. And check out articles about the company in newspapers, magazines, or online, as well.

Where to Look for Jobs

You’ve read the many resume and interview tips from respected sources available for free online, and scoured online job boards and newspaper classifieds. Some other places to look for leads in your job search include:

CareerOneStop

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop lists hundreds of thousands of jobs. It also links to employment and training programs in each state, including programs for people with disabilities, minorities, older workers, veterans, welfare recipients, and young people. For federal jobs, all open federal positions are announced to the public on usajobs.gov.

State and county offices

Your state’s Department of Labor may have job listings or be able to point you to local job offices that offer counseling and referrals. Local and county human resources offices provide some placement assistance, too. They can give you the names of other groups that may be helpful, such as labor unions or federally-funded vocational programs.

College career service offices

Whether it’s a four-year university or community college, see what help yours can offer. If you’re not a current or former student, some still may let you look at their job listings.

Your library

Ask if they can point you to information on writing a resume, interviewing, or compiling a list of companies and organizations to contact about job openings.

Report a Job Scam

If you’ve been targeted by a job scam, file a complaint with the FTC.

For problems with an employment-service firm, contact the appropriate state licensing board (if these firms must be licensed in your state), your state Attorney General, and your local consumer protection agency.

To learn about credit and background checks when you’re looking for a job, read What to Know When You Look For a Job.

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