The Chatham County JobLink Career Center offers a variety of services that connect you with highly skilled candidates for your workforce needs. It can also assist you in training the right person or confirming that you have selected the best candidate.
Job announcements can be listed through the Career Center by contacting the Coordinator and/or logging on to its employer-specific websites. The announcements are then available to job seekers through the Career Center, NCJobConnector.com (Employment Security Commission Web site), and employmeNC.com. These will provide wide exposure for your job announcements. You will be able to indicate how applicants should contact you. After screening by JobLink staff and the Coordinator, they may contact you directly or may fax or email their resume/application. Additional screening processes can take place at – and be coordinated through – the Career Center. This process can be individualized.
The JobLink Center offers assessments and testing to assist with determining a final candidate. There are personality tests; reading, mathematical, and information locating tests; as well as tests to determine the teamwork and observation skills of a potential applicant. The test results will aid in matching the best applicant with the job. WorkKeys assessment tools can lead to applicants’ gaining their North Carolina Career Readiness Certificate. Additional information about these tests and the Career Readiness Certification can be found at www.crcnc.org.
Career/Job fairs are held throughout the year. A Career/Job fair provides employers and businesses with opportunities to recruit highly qualified individuals, inform future applicants of essential skills for positions, and market goods and services through networking.
The Chatham County JobLink Career Center provides opportunities for employers to reduce the initial costs incurred in hiring a new employee. In addition, tax credits and monetary incentives are available for businesses that hire eligible individuals in special Workforce Investment Act categories.