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 BONDING: Federal 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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.