BUSINESSES HIRES WORKERS AT JOB FAIR
At a recent event, job seekers had the opportunity to meet hiring managers from Insperity, BBVA Compass, Edward Jones, the Harris County Public Health Department, Marriott Marquis Houston, Cameo Caregivers, Hertz, Puragraft, Talent Logic, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Clubhouse Playcare, FINS, Hokulia Shave Ice of Humble, Houston Fire Department, Houston Police Department, ISS Facility Services, Kids R Kids, Lake Houston YMCA, Lowe’s Home Improvement, the U.S. Army, Whataburger, Westex Security Services, Optimal Wireless, AmeriCorps and Steep Creek Media. There were more than 100 people who attended the job fair, including LSC-Kingwood students and alumni, community members and a few high school students. A part of LSC-Kingwood Student Services Division, Career Services organizes community job fairs like this one as part of its from Admission to Position mission. For more information, contact Kim Hammond at 281-312-1624.
CONSTRUCTION CAREERS GET GRANT
HOUSTON LAUNCHES MOBILE PARKING APP
The City of Houston and Parkmobile have partnered to launch a custom parking app for mobile payments called ParkHouston. The application allows parkers to use their mobile devices to pay for parking at the 9,200 metered, on-street parking spaces throughout the city. Customers using the ParkHouston app can pay for parking with their smartphones. The ParkHouston app lets Houstonians “park, pay, and be on their way”with the touch of a button. Drivers no longer need to search their car for loose change or check their watch to see when the meter expires. The app allows customers to effortlessly input payment information, while also sending a 15-minute reminder before the meter expires. To add more time, customers don’t even need to walk back to the car; it’s as easy as pushing a button. For more information, visit parkhoustontx.org.
UNITED PREVIEWS NEW TERMINAL C NORTH
United Airlines previewed its new Terminal C North at George Bush Intercontinental Airport recently in partnership with the Houston Airport System and the airport hospitality group OTG. At 265,000 square feet, the new $277-million space is more than 100,000 square feet larger than the already existing Terminal C, offering a more comfortable and lavish concourse-to-gate experience for United’s customers. Aircraft enthusiasts will enjoy the sweeping tarmac views courtesy of the floor-to-ceiling concourse windows. United’s Terminal C North is home to several unique eateries, including a taqueria by Chef Roland Laurenzo, a Neapolitan-style pizza concept imagined by Chef Ryan Pera, Chef John Nguyen’s Vietnamese-Cajun fusion eatery, a panini bar designed by Chef Monica Pope, and a Houston-centric tavern by the James Beard Award-winning Chef Chris Shepherd. When construction on the new concourse was completed, the Houston Airport System moved forward with the reconstruction of the Mickey Leland International Terminal D. The international terminal is critical to Bush Airport’s extensive connecting air traffic, particularly for those customers connecting between United flights and flights operated by United’s international airline partners.