Raleigh, NC, July 10, 2019 – Capital Area Workforce Development is hosting the WRAL Capital Area Career Expo on Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 10 am to 2 pm at the McKimmon Center. Approximately 75 employers have already signed on and combined have over 5000 vacancies.
“Although the most recent jobs data still shows relatively low employment, that’s still 25, 000 people without jobs in our area alone. There’s great opportunity in industries like construction and healthcare because they are finding it harder to fill vacancies so it’s not surprising that those are well-represented again this year,” said Pat Sturdivant, Executive Director of Capital Area Workforce Development Board.
Other industries represented include criminal justice, hospitality, information technology, local and state government, and non-profits.
“It’s our 9th year and we’re thrilled that several new businesses with all kinds of positions will be recruiting with us. The NCWorks Career Center in Raleigh is offering a workshop to prepare job seekers for the true purpose of job fairs which is to network and help recruiters put a face to the resume. Career changers can also discuss their skills and learn what they may need to transition,” said Kimberly Wheeler, CAWD Director of Business Engagement.
Admission is free for job seekers.
A full list of employers and event details are available online.
May 22, 2018 – OPW, maker of fuel containment systems, will be interviewing candidates at the NCWorks Career Center in Clayton from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm! This is your chance to talk to recruiters about multiple positions with hourly wages between $10.60 – $13.35/hr! Don’t miss it.
Sign up at NCWorks.gov on the events calendar or visit the center for assistance.
Essma Boucteb graduated from UNC-G with a degree in Communications Studies. She looked for jobs in many different areas and got little to no response from her efforts. Searching for solutions online, she came across NCWorks and the Backpacks-to-Briefcases (B2B) program. It was appealing because it was for young people just like her; recent graduates who were running into the same roadblocks as she faced.
It was difficult for Essma to demonstrate her skills to recruiters and hiring managers. Limited work experience and an inability to gain any type of specialized work experience made it challenging for her to be considered a worthy candidate. Through the career readiness courses offered by the program, she learned many skills such as how to write an effective resume and how to tailor applications to a specific employer. Luckily, she was able to get an interview as she was completing the Backpacks to Briefcases courses and the firm happened to attend a B2B networking event!
This gave her the opportunity to market herself in person. After the event, the hiring process quickly accelerated…in Essma’s favor! She received an offer from Personify, a recruiting firm, where she was hired as a Talent Management Executive/Phase 1 Recruiter. #ncworksworks!
NCWorks exists to help everyone – regardless of education level or where they are on the career ladder. And in today’s competitive job market, college grads have it just as hard as everyone else. Stephanie is one such recent grad who wasn’t having success in her attempts to find find full-time employment. As a result, she was working 2 part-time jobs, neither of which was related to her video production major.
One way to employment, if all goes well, is through an internship. Stephanie’s search for one in her field ended with 40 rejections. Then she heard about NCWorks NextGen’s Backpacks-to-Briefcases program which specializes in getting recent grads into the workforce. NextGen got her an internship at Uptone Pictures and now she’s a full-time video editor at UNC-TV! Congratulations, Stephanie! #ncworksworks!
Event date: November 9th beginning at 8:30 am.
IT Beginnings is for young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 interested in tech careers. Employers across industries need tech professionals and IT Beginnings offers basic training and a certification that will allow young adults to continue their education in the field or obtain entry-level positions. In addition, participants will learn by touring Raleigh businesses, getting exposure to advanced technical training programs, as well as mentoring and internship opportunities.
IT Beginnings is free, but there is an application process as the class will be limited to 15 participants. The first class runs from August 18th to November 8th and will be held at 900 South Wilmington Street in Raleigh.
Applications are still be accepted for the next class.
CAWD, the City of Raleigh and Wake Tech are working together on the project and ongoing programming.
Event date: March 14th at 10:00 a.m
Event location: NC Works Career Center at 130 N. Judd Parkway NE, Fuquay-Varina NC 27526
Two Hawk Employment Services is hosting a hiring event in Fuquay-Varina. They are currently hiring 100+ production workers, and four forklift drivers. No experience necessary. Requirements: be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screening, reference checks.
To attend, please register at ncworks.gov
Date: February 9th at 9:30 a.m.
Join us for a hiring event featuring Capital Area Transit, Home Depot, Xerox and many more companies! Please register at NCWorks.gov to attend. Come dressed in interview attire, with 15 copies of your resume.
See you there!
*More than a third of companies surveyed by CareerBuilder are actively recruiting veterans. And almost half (47%) of the same employers have hired a former member of the armed forces in the last year. Employers love veterans for their initiative, work ethic, and tenacity, yet they can lack the technical skills and qualifications needed to enter the civilian workforce in such a competitive job market. In November, CAWD established the state’s first Specialized NCWorks Career Center for veterans to help veterans move more readily into civilian jobs. Veterans from all military branches can utilize the center and family members are welcome as well.
The National Guard Employment and Education Center (EEC) was already providing job search assistance to servicemen and women. Now they offer enhanced services. Capital Area’s one-stop staff trained National Guard personnel on NCWorks policies and procedures so that customers can receive any of the WIOA services for which they qualify, such as training for new skills or increasing current skill levels. They can also utilize the job matching capabilities of NCWorks.gov.
Although veterans can access workforce services at any NCWorks Career Center, being located in the NC National Guard Joint Force Headquarters offers more convenient access prior to exiting the military, and valuable peer support.
The Specialty NCWorks Career Center is located at 1636 Gold Star Drive in Raleigh.
Event date: Nov 10th – Interview with recruiters in a more personal setting!
Anderson Merchandisers – Harbor Freight – Home Depot – Holly Hill Hospital – Renaissance Hotel – Rescare Community Alternatives – Enterprise Holdings – Xerox, and many more!
Bring at least 15 resumes and wear interview attire.
Register at NCWorks.gov today.