SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WORKFORCE
State Departments of Labor and Employment and workforce centers are
committed to providing the most effective, innovative, and comprehensive
employment system to the private sector.
Services incorporated as a business solution are universal to most workforce
centers in the five-state region and include:
- Skilled Applicant Database
A system which maintains a file of registered applicants and includes information on each applicant’s skills, work history and education.
- Job Fairs
Employers can partner with their workforce center and other community entities at these events in their search for qualified and skilled workers.
- Job Orders
Trained staff can record employer specific job requirements and review this information during a referral of registered skilled job seekers.
- America’s Job Bank
America’s Job Bank computerized network is the largest and most frequently visited electronic job bank on the Internet. It is free of charge to employers and to jobseekers. A company benefits through the rapid exposure of job openings and an accessible pool of candidates with a wide range of skills and experience.
Workforce center staff can fill out an employer’s application on-site or at the workforce center. Recruitment can involve:
- Local, state-wide and national recruitment
- Recruitment advertising
- Mass application gathering
- Open/continual application acceptance
- Job descriptions posted state- and nation-wide
- Public-employment computer network
- Job line recordings providing current job listings
- Affirmative action Job Orders
Employers can get assistance with the pre-screening and referral of qualified applicants. Workforce center staff help employers match the experience and capabilities of applicants with the job requirements specified by the employer for full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal positions.
Some workforce centers offer workshops and seminars on current employment issues throughout the year. These workshops and seminars may or may not be available to employers at no cost.
- Workforce Information
Workforce center staff can assist employers in obtaining reliable data on various publications such as:
- Job Vacancy Surveys
- Occupational Projections (list of industries that are ‘hot’)
- Occupational Wage Survey (reflects wages paid for most jobs)
- Quality Workforce Research Analysis
- Labor Law Information
- Unemployment Insurance
Workforce centers assist the unemployed person to comply with the Workforce Agreement Search as mandated by the local unemployment office.
- Veterans Services
Veterans receive priority services. A veteran’s representative administers special programs designed to enhance the employability of veterans. The veteran’s representative can help employers meet their Affirmative Action goals.
- Layoff Assistance
Lay-off assistance is available in all six states. The Rapid Response Program and Dislocated Worker Program are national programs. Please call 1-377-US-2JOBS to learn how to contact another state’s Rapid Response Team or learn about another state’s Dislocated Worker Program. Services available to employers through various workforce centers may include:
- Job placement assistance
- On-site layoff transition workshops
- Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act information
- Information on creating an on-site career center to assist affected employees
- Information on minimizing the emotional effects of a layoff and improve morale and production
- Trade Adjustment Assistance/North American Free Trade Agreement (TAA/NAFTA) Programs information regarding layoffs due to foreign import competition or relocation of production offshore.
- Unemployment Insurance information
Other services might be available upon employer request. Workshop content can be adjusted based on employer needs.
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