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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.
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.
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.
Catawba Careers is a partnership between Catawba Valley Community College, the Catawba County Chamber of Commerce, Education Matters in Catawba County, and Innovate Catawba. The site is a great resource for jobs and information related specifically to Catawba County. Visit the site at www.catawbacareers.com.
- Mission Transition Job Fair. Thursday, June 25, 2015 (9:00 AM to 1:00 PM).
Punker LLC has found success with OJT though hires like Denise Cruz. OJT has allowed us the opportunity to hire the right candidates and then train them to our skill requirements. Through assessments conducted by the Business Services Liaison from WPCOG, employers receive a training plan for each qualifying new hire. This training plan identifies areas where new hires need to gain more hands-on experience and knowledge. This allows the training supervisor to focus time and resources on areas of identified need. Through the monthly OJT reimbursement of wages, the company can invest in newly hired employees without straining budgeted wages.
Paula Daniels, Punker LLC
My experience with Western Piedmont OJT program has been most appreciative and beneficial as I have gained full-time employment. The OJT program has assisted me in receiving hands-on training that has in turn helped me to become a more knowledgeable employee at my new place of employment. The process to enroll into Western Piedmont’s OJT program was simple and effective with the help of the Business Service Liaison. Thank you Western Piedmont OJT for the opportunity to excel in my work experience.
Denise Cruz, Accountant/Bookkeeper
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The Division of Employment Security handles all unemployment claims. For questions regarding unemployment or to inquire about unemployment benefits, please visit the NCDES website. Click here for FAQs or to apply for unemployment benefits.