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Johnston County Job Seekers Have a New Place To Connect With Employers

Clayton, NC, February 19, 2016—The Capital Area Workforce Development is celebrating the opening of their newest NCWorks Career Center in Clayton on Friday, March 11th from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. The event features a ribbon-cutting and facility tour with staff. “This is an important center. Johnston county is growing so we want to help people find and keep good paying jobs. If retraining is needed, we have scholarships available. People with good jobs spend money and buy homes and these are the things that grow our local economy,” said Pat Sturdivant, Executive Director. Staff can help businesses recruit or host hiring events at the center to attract job candidates. Job seeker services include help with resumes, mock interviewing, workshops, skill assessments and many more.

Millennials Now the Largest Segment of the Workforce

Workforce Ready 2015 Uncovers Secrets to Managing Millennials

Raleigh, NC, August 1, 2015—According to Pew Research Center, Millennials became the largest segment of the workforce the first quarter of 2015 and have disrupted the workplace unlike any other generation. Capital Area Workforce Development board will host Workforce Ready 2015 on Thursday, September 16th from 7:30 am to 10:00 am at Research Triangle Foundation Headquarters. This breakfast event will present a new view of Millennials and why a different management approach is in order.

“Every talent intiative we undertake where businesses are present, the conversation always turns to complaints about how young people don’t communicate well, don’t have initiative, or the business rep is frustrated because they want younger workers, but aren’t seeing returns on their recruiting efforts. Our goal is not to feed into the negativity, but turn the conversation around. The speakers we have are top-notch leaders from local companies that have done things to get the most out of their millennial workers. The audience should walk away with plenty of information and adaptable ideas for their organizations”, said Pat Sturdivant, Executive Director at Capital Area Workforce Development Board. Carolyn Baird, Global Research Leader at the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) will present results of her recently published survey Millennials in the Workplace: Myths, Exaggerations, and Uncomfortable Truths. Leaders from well-known companies in the Triangle will share as a business panel. Event sponsors are Work in The Triangle, Wake County Economic Development, Cary Economic Development, CAI, IBM, and Electricities.

Workforce Ready 2014: Data-Driven Talent Decisions

Capital Area Workforce Development Board Hosts
Workforce Ready 2014: Data-Driven Talent Decisions

Raleigh, NC, August 15, 2013—Capital Area Workforce Development board will host Workforce Ready 2014 on Wednesday, September 24th from 7:30 am to 9:30 am at Research Triangle Foundation Headquarters. This breakfast event will discuss the trend of using of big data and analytics in corporate workforce practices.

“This is a big data region and many companies are sitting on tons of workforce data that can be used to make strategic decisions about talent. Cost per hire can be reduced and retention rates increased, if you know the right data to collect and measure. That’s the kind of information we want the audience to walk away with and adapt at their organizations”, said Pat Sturdivant, Executive Director at Capital Area Workforce Development Board.

Prasanna “Sonny” Tambe, co-author of The Talent Equation: Big Data Lessons for Navigating the Skills Gap and Building a Competitive Workforce is the feature presenter. A specialist on the IT labor force, his research uses new big data sources, including internet jobs boards and social networking sites, to measure the flow of skilled workers among jobs and employers at a finer-grained level than has been possible using traditional sources.

Event sponsors include Work in The Triangle, Wake County Economic Development, CAI, PSNC and Cary Economic Development.

Visit www.GetWorkforceReady.com to register.