Economic Perspectives with Hopeton Hay on KAZI 88.7 FM in Austin, TX

Strategies for Finding and Keeping Employment During Tough Times

Posted by Hopeton on February 13, 2010

Eric Bell

Despite the recession coming to an end, job opportunities are few and far between.  Experienced human resource executive Eric Bell will discuss how to find employment and stay employed during tough economic times on the February 15 edition of Economic Perspectives, 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. central time on KAZI 88.7 FM.  Listen live online at kazifm.org.

Bell is the College Program Manager/ Senior Corporate Recruiter for Farm Credit Bank of Texas headquartered in Austin, Texas.  He has 13 years experience in human resources.  Prior to joining Farm Credit Bank, Bell spent 5 years as an human resources professional at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport where he was named employee of the year in 2001.

Bell has developed a number of innovative programs to increase diversity since joining Farm Credit Bank in 2005.  He created a  diversity recruitment strategy for Farm Credit Credit Bank that includes its first internship and mentor programs that focused on diversity.  Bell also developed and currently manages The Farm Credit Bank of Texas Scholarship and Partnership Program which provides significant support to minority college students .   The program contributes over a $100,000 dollars each year toward students pursuing their degrees in the business or financial fields at 23 colleges and universities including 17 predominantly Black or Hispanic institutions.

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