Division of Workforce Solutions launches new Job-Search website


Release: IMMEDIATE
Date: 8/5/2013
Contact: Josh Ellis
Phone: 919 733-3438

N.C. Department of Commerce Launches New Job-Search Website

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Commerce has launched a new job-search website helping talented job seekers and employers connect with each other. The new system, NC Works Online, provides a one-stop platform to streamline the job search process, while improving security and reducing annual operational costs by more than $2 million.

“NCWorks Online is an example of increasing our department’s efficiency and providing stronger customer service to the citizens of North Carolina, especially those who are unemployed,” said NC Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker. “I applaud our Workforce Solutions team for creating this website that will help those North Carolinians who need it most.”

NCWorks Online is a no-fee service that provides several benefits to job seekers and employers. Job seekers can search through job posts pulled from thousands of websites and receive alerts through e-mail and text message. Employers can post jobs to find the talent they need, as well as take advantage of real-time labor market information that will assist them in making competitive offers to recruit high-talented workers.

“Given its proven track record in other states, we’re excited about how NCWorks Online will improve the ability of job seekers and businesses to improve their searches for employment and talented workers, respectively,” said Roger Shackleford, Assistant Secretary for Workforce Solutions. “We’re confident this new and efficient system will help strengthen our economy as more talented job seekers and employers connect with each other.”

NCWorks Online was developed by the Florida-based Geographic Solutions, which has developed similar job-search systems for 18 other states. It replaces NC JobConnector, which had served as the division’s online job-search tool. NCWorks Online will also eliminate the need for eight additional information systems, which is expected to save $10.2 million over the next five years.

To access NCWorks Online, visit www.ncworks.gov. To learn more about the N.C. Division of Workforce Solutions and the services it offers through its local workforce offices, visit www.nccommerce.com/workforce.

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Smithfield Youth Wins NC Workforce Development Award

Brendon Davis came to Johnston County Industries’ Yes I Can Program about two years ago after being frustrated with the path that he was on. Making some poor choices that many youth do, Brendon was ready for a change in his life. Having a child of his own now, he wanted to set a better example for his daughter. By doing so, he inquired about the Yes I Can Program, which is funded through the Workforce Investment Act by Capital Area Workforce Development Board.

Brendon began taking GED classes at JCI and the staff of the Yes I Can program assisted him in setting goals and supported him with those goals. With the encouragement and resources of the Yes I Can program, along with Brendon’s drive and determination he complete the requirements to earn his GED and put himself in a position for gainful employment.

After obtaining his GED, JCI’s Yes I Can program provided Brendon with a work experience at the Selma Housing Authority. This was Brendon’s chance to prove himself with real world on-the-job experience. Brendon excelled on the job and the Selma Housing Authority staff were impressed, so much, that after the work experience was completed, they hired him on full-time.

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