Business Services

ON-THE-JOB TRAINING: Wage reimbursements for eligible job candidates;  we conduct customized candidate skills assessments, analyze your job’s skill requirements, develop a skills gap analysis and collaboratively develop individual  training plans. You train your new hires your way. You may be reimbursed for up to 50% or more of the new hire’s wages for up to 6 months. For more information, contact your local career center.

WORK OPPORTUNITY TAX CREDIT (WOTC):  Federal tax credit for employers who hire employees with employment barriers from various target groups.  Employers can receive a tax credit of $2,400 —$9,600 for hiring a qualified job applicant.  The amount varies, depending on the hire. For more information, contact your local career center, or visit: www.ncworkswotc.com

CAREER CENTER STAFF ASSISTED CANDIDATE RECRUITING, SCREENING & MATCHING. Call your local career center for help posting your job order or for information on how you can take control of your hiring process  using Employer Services on NCWorks online: www.ncworks.gov. You can customize the online application process to meet your needs.

INTERVIEW ROOMS: Career Centers provide space for conducting interviews and job fairs.

WORKSHOPS: In partnership with your local Community College, our Career Center offers HRD workshops for job seekers.  Contact us for a list of current workshops or to customize a workshop for your specific needs.

SKILLS BASED TESTING : Consider having prospective hires and current employees utilize assessments to validate their skill level. PROVEIT! BY KENEXA© offers over 300 skills based assessments, including: MS Word, Excel, QuickBooks, Typing, and many more, all at no charge to our business customers.  For more information on tailoring an assessment to your needs,  contact your local career center.

FEDERAL BONDINGFederal Bonding provides individual fidelity bonds to employers for hiring “at risk” job applicants  who traditionally have had difficulty finding meaningful employment.  Employers receive financial  protection of $5,000 for six months after taking on a qualifying worker.  For more information, contact your local career center.

VETERANS SERVICES: Career Center staff are available to assist employers to recruit highly qualified veterans. Veteran hiring may qualify you for    federal hiring incentives. For more information, contact Mark Schuler at NCWorks @ 828-456-6061 x 211; mark.schuler@nccommerce.com.

Local Area Business Services Representative David Garrett preparing folders to a Rapid Response Visit.

RAPID RESPONSE FOR BUSINESS LAYOFFS AND CLOSURES:
Career Center staff assist employers with the process of transitioning dislocated workers who have lost their jobs (or may lose their jobs) as a result of business layoffs and/or closures. Affected workers can obtain information about re-employment, skills training, credentials and other support services. For more information, contact your local career center.