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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.
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.
- Employer Recruitment Event, Staffing Support Solutions at NCWorks Career Center – Catawba August 4, 2015 – 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
- McDowell County Veteran’s and Community Job Fair. August 13, 2015.
- Convergys is Hiring with a NEW Grad Bonus of $1,000
- Wendy’s Recruitment Event
- 410 Hogan Furniture Recruiting for Career Position
HardwareDirect is a supplier to the furniture, cabinetry and woodworking industry. We have been in the business since 2000 and seen the woodworking industry transformed from a robust local industry in the Hickory metropolitan area to the current levels with the loss of thousands of jobs. HardwareDirect has also transformed during that same period to adapt to the current conditions. We have redirected our efforts from primarily supplying the home furnishing industry, to supplying cabinetry, hospitality, office furniture industries. Currently, we are continuing to evolve and expand to internet marketing and sales. We feel that the additional exposure will expand our ability to reach customers in new ways and enhance the customer experience.
One Sunday morning as I was reading the Hickory Daily Record there was an ad about the Workforce Development Program, which sparked my interest. I was quite skeptical about a Government program, but in spite of my skepticism the next morning we contacted Cynthia Conboy and were so impressed with her message, we scheduled an appointment during the conversation. After meeting with Cynthia, we knew we wanted to try the workforce development program. So, we set up the employment profile and posted it on NCworks and waited for candidates. After about four months, we had some good possibilities for interviews. Following our first meeting with Jordan we knew we had found the right person for the job. Since hiring Jordan, we have been continually rewarded with great professionalism. Therefore, we are now moving forward with an internet program that would have otherwise not been possible. We are now making tremendous progress towards the digital world of business.
We expect to hire 1 or 2 new support personnel in the next 12 months due to expected growth. And shortly, we may be adding manufacturing to enhance our product line.
The Western Piedmont Workforce Development Board and Cynthia Conboy has contributed a vital component for our next level of growth. Without this assistance and due to the economy and hiring difficulties, we would not have taken on new risk. We hope to use their services again.
We would like to say thank you and great job! – Tom Zur, Owner
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