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Remote Work: It’s Here to Stay.

The workplace has changed. Thanks to the pandemic, more employers and seeing the benefit of having a remote workforce. For employees, this requires learning new ways of performing jobs and managing people outside of the office environment. Self-management is critical as is dealing with distractions and striving to create work/life balance when the line has…

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CAWD/IBM Collaboration Offers Free Seminars for Small Business Owners

Unemployed? Job impacted by COVID-19? Jobs in the biotechnology industry save lives and deliver…

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CAWD-Annual Report 2019-20

 -CAWD-Annual Report 2019-20   We are excited to bring you highlights from another successful year of building a better workforce! Click the image to view.     Annual report link   https://youtu.be/G5HW6abEwTU    

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All New Virtual Triangle Career Expo!

All New Virtual Triangle Career Expo! The region’s workforce development partners are hosting the Triangle Career Expo on October 8th from 9 am to 2 pm using Premier Virtual. Several large and small employers have already signed up including Credit Suisse, Advance Auto Parts, Duke University and Duke Health and Wegmans.  Available positions include entry…

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CAWD Announces First Ever Recipients of “Wake Partners” Grant

August 26, 2020 CAWD Announces First Ever Recipients of “Wake Partners” Grant Fourteen nonprofits awarded grants to aid individuals affected by COVID-19 Capital Area Workforce Development is happy to announce that it will fund 14 projects for community-based organizations through the new “Wake Partners” grant program. Awards total just over $800,000 and will be used…

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Information Technology Apprenticeship Program is Recruiting

Information Technology Apprenticeship Program is Recruiting! Capital Area Workforce Development is looking for qualified candidates to participate in the ISG Information Technology Apprenticeship Program (ITAP). The goal of the program is to combine classroom learning with real-world experience so students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become successful IT professionals. We are seeking 15–20…

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“Reopen Wake” Covid-19 Employee Training

Reopen Wake is a two-module, online training that will help employers prepare team members to return to work using appropriate precautions. CAWD is pleased to offer this training at no-cost to eligible Wake County businesses. This program specifically connects businesses in Wake County’s vulnerable communities with necessary funding and training that will get employers and…

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2020 WIOA Plan Open for Public Comments

Capital Area Workforce Development is required to make copies of the proposed Capital Area Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) plan available to the public and allow for public comment. The 4-year plan is available via the links below. Please submit comments or suggestions by email to CAWD@wakegov.com by 5 p.m. on June 18, 2020.…

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Business Input Needed for Regional Skills Analysis

The region was on pace for incredible growth and development prior to COVID-19. While it might take time to regain that momentum, the Regional Skills Analysis can help us get on track as it’s important to understand the subtle nuances of our workforce. As workforce leaders, we your participation. This survey is not a study that will…

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Unemployment Claims by County Now Available in North Carolina

The NC Department of Commerce published a dashboard to view unemployment insurance (UI) claims by local area. Users can search by county, workforce development board or see cumulative data for the state. In the press release, Commerce noted that not all claims will be eligible for benefit payments. CAWD will be summarizing and distributing monthly…

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Business Resources CV-19

NCWorks has a new site with everything you need to know about managing your business and workforce through this crisis. Click here If your workforce was impacted by COVID-19, you can also schedule a virtual meeting with your local NCWorks Career Center for information on resources to get your business thriving again.  

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Help with Job Loss Due to Coronavirus

Raleigh, March 18,2020 – Capital Area Workforce Development’s (CAWD) NCWorks Career Center network is providing employment services to Wake County residents virtually. Individuals experiencing job loss due to coronavirus or those looking for education and training resources can do so without visiting a career center in person. “Social distancing is the order of the day and we…

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