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Small Business Workforce Forum

All businesses need a solid workforce. Whether you need 5 employees or 50, how do you hire and retain the best over the long term?  Healthy, profitable small businesses are major contributors to local economies. Let NCWorks help with talent …

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CAWD Annual Report Released

Getting people back to work, helping businesses connect to the right talent, getting businesses to invest in existing talent, preparing opportunity youth for life and work…it’s all in here! Thanks to the team, board members and partners for another impactful …

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Request for Proposals

Capital Area Workforce Development
Program Year 2023
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
Operator – Adult, Dislocated Worker & Youth Services
Announcement

December 1, 2022

Capital Area Workforce Development is releasing a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) for services provided under …

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CAWD Wins ‘Youth Program of the Year’ Award For Apprenticeship Prep Program

Capital Area Workforce Development (CAWD) has won the 2022 Youth Program of the Year award for its apprenticeship prep program that prepares youth and young adults prepare for in-demand occupations. The award was presented by the National Association of Workforce …

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Apply for a Wake Partners Reentry Project Grant

CAWD is taking applications for small grants to be used for reentry projects!

Capital Area Workforce Development, in collaboration with Wake County Government, is looking to fund specific reentry projects of local non-profit organizations. These projects must show an understanding …

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Former Diner Employee Serves up Success With Help From NCWorks in Clayton

In Aug. 2022, Jennifer Kehrer, completed an 11-week training course at Johnston Community College to receive her ServSafe Manager certification, elevating her from a part-time job at a diner to a full-time position in the hospitality industry. 

This certification, made

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Strategic Initiatives Manager Wanted!

CAWD is looking for a new Strategic Initiatives Manager! This is a vital person to the team that will seek out new funding sources for workforce development activities, oversee special projects, and more. Become a part of the Wake County …

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WE’RE HIRING!

Capital Area Workforce Development (CAWD) provides workforce development solutions to help all businesses with talent needs. Wake County hotels and the hospitality industry are facing a massive worker shortage and unfortunately, data shows that over the next 5 years, the …

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Labor Market Overview

The most recent labor market overview released by the NC Department of Commerce reflects data for the month of May.

Key data points for Wake County:

  • Unemployment rate: 3.0% – an increase of .2 from previous month /.4% less than
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Job Search Depression. Yes, it’s Real.

Unemployment and depression tend to go hand-in-hand and the pandemic certainly hasn’t helped. What we do for a living is a part of our identity and the hunt for work leaves many feeling rejected, anxious and pessimistic. Even those in …

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