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 Solutions to Build a Competitive Workforce

One key role of the public workforce system is to help businesses find the qualified workers they need. As a business, you will find an impressive array of screening and referral tools available. Depending on the capabilities and priorities of the local area, the services may include electronic job orders and job fairs, use of private interview space, background checks and customized screening, and regular referrals of qualified candidates.

Many businesses work with One Stop Career Centers to find diverse candidates-such as youth, older workers, individuals with disabilities, and other untapped sources of workers.

The following are examples of solutions that your business can pursue at One Stop Career Centers.

 Recruitment and Screening:
  • Recruiting, screening, and referring a variety of job seekers, ranging from entry level workers to highly-skilled professionals
  • Recruiting full-time, part-time, and seasonal workers
  • Hosting job fairs and providing office space for on-site screening and interviewing
  • Providing access to human capital and untapped labor pools
  • Offering workforce information about wages, employment trends, and national comparison
  • Key to Career Success for Business - Veterans and returning service members can add value to your business. Find out why, where and how to recruit and hire qualified veterans.
 Training and Education:
  • Providing access to training and education
  • Offering industry-recognized certifications
  • Developing customized training programs, such as pre-employment training
  • Connecting to apprenticeships programs with a mix of instruction and on-the-job training.
  • National Emergency Grants for significant dislocation events to expand service capacity at the state and local levels through time-limited federal funding assistance

Click here for more detailed information on training and education through the public workforce system.

 Retention and Up-Skilling:
  • Providing training services to incumbent workers and developing on-the-job and workplace training
  • Supporting employee retention by offering services such as transportation, childcare assistance, and mentoring programs to individuals engaged in training
  • Assisting businesses in applying for Work Opportunity and Welfare-to-Work Tax Credits
  • Assisting with layoff aversion strategies
 Transitioning:
  • State and Local Rapid Response
  • Providing on-site services, such as pre-layoff and retraining information
  • Easing the transition from point of layoff notification to shut down
  • Developing plans to access funds and services for individualized worker assistance
  • Providing assistance to the community to develop coordinated response to layoffs
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance – Providing training and income support program for transitioning workers

Visit your One Stop Career Center to find out how the staff can help you build a qualified workforce.