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Hot Jobs Link
The hot jobs link provides a daily list of up-to-date job postings through NCWorks.gov for the Unifour Area (Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, & Catawba). Follow the link below to see the current listing, and register with NCWorks Online to apply.
NCWorks Online is a one-stop online resource for job seekers and employers in North Carolina. Job seekers can search for jobs, create resumes, and find education and training. Employers can find candidates, post jobs, and search labor market information. Click the link to register with NCWorks.gov.
2015 NC Career Clusters Guide
The Career Clusters Guide is a product of the NC Community College System, with support from the NC Department of Public Instruction – designed and produced by LEAD. The Guide is intended to assist all students in identifying the available career options by using individual interests, clearly defined pathways, and timely employment projections. The Guide is printable but primarily being offered via a web PDF.
Career Centers are here to serve businesses and job seekers within Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties. Businesses will find resources and comprehensive information regarding employee training, recruitment and retention services to help make your workforce more efficient and better trained. Job seekers will find information related to successfully seeking, training for and acquiring a job.
Career Centers Business Services | Career Centers Job Seeker Services
Certified Work Ready Community
ACT Work Ready Communities (WRC) empowers states, regions and counties with data, process and tools that drive economic growth. Participants are leveraging the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC™) to measure and close the skills gap — and building common frameworks that link, align and match their workforce development efforts. Local companies use WorkKeys as a valuable partner and tool that enables them to retain, hire and promote Associates to positions that utilize their skills at a maximum level. Prospective employees earn a silver Career Readiness Certificate and above to be considered as a candidate. To find out more about Work Ready Communities or the National Career Readiness Certificate please visit www.workreadycommunities.org.
Incumbent Work Grant
The Incumbent Work Grant provides funding to established North Carolina businesses to provide educational and skills training for current workers. It is designed to benefit businesses by enhancing the skills of employees, thereby increasing employee productivity and the potential for company growth. Guidelines | Application | Learn more
- Recruitment Event – TalentForce at NCWorks Career Planning and Placement Center. October 19 | 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
- Recruitment Event – Continental Structural Plastics. September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 | 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
- Now Hiring – 72 Degrees Air Conditioning and Heating
Adhezion Biomedical On-the-Job Training Success
Adhezion Biomedical would like to express our sincere appreciation to Mr. Matthew Xiong, Business Services Representative and the On-the-Job Training (OJT) program sponsored by the Western Piedmont Workforce Development Board for your continuous support and significant contribution to Adhezion in terms of screening, interviewing, training on Adhezion’s employees as well as financial assistance.
In the past several years, Mr. Xiong has helped Adhezion in many ways, few of which are named in the following:
- Helped Adhezion hire 17 employees in the past 2 years
- Reduced Adhezion’s recruitment cost and provided $93,400 in funding for Adhezion’s employee training
- Provided on-the-job training to 17 employees
- Saved time and resources for Adhezion in terms of hiring and training
- Provided great pool of employees and developed a collaborative training plan
- Conducted numerous interviews with the purpose of screening for the best potential applicants
Adhezion’s experience with the OJT program was so rewarding that Adhezion will certainly continue its involvement in this program and look forward to further collaboration and support from Western Piedmont Workforce Development Board.
We thank you again for your help!
Sr. Director of R&D/QC Adhezion Biomedical
Rafael Ruiz, Sr.
VP of Manufacturing & Technology
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