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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.
Making it in Our Region
Available now are training opportunities to prepare you to land a job in our region. Our Community Colleges have the training you need to start or enhance your job skills to get you hired and on the right path.
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.
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
- CCC&TI Truck Driver Hiring and Info Expo. February 18, 2016 | 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
- GKN Driveline Employer Recruitment Event. February 15, 2016.
- AccuForce Recruiting at NCWorks Career Center – Burke. February 12, 2016 | 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
- Advance Auto Parts Regional Hiring Event. Accepting applications now with interviews in February, 2016.
RFP Public Notice
Public Notice is given that the Western Piedmont Jobs Training Consortium is seeking competitive bids for the provision of Youth services through an Integrated Service Delivery System in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba Counties. Services will be funded under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
A Bidder’s Conference will be held at WPCOG, 1880 Second Ave., N.W., Hickory on Friday, February 5, 2016 beginning at 9:00 a.m. RFP’s will be available here, Friday January 29, 2016.
- Western Piedmont Youth Services RFP
- Western Piedmont Youth Services RFP – Evaluation
- Western Piedmont Youth Services RFP – Project Service Level Form
- Western Piedmont Youth Services RFP – Blank Budget Form
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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.
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.