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  The Eastern Carolina Workforce Development Board, Inc. oversees a wide range of services for employers in our region. The goal is to provide comprehensive workforce services that can meet the need of large or small employers.

These services are provided by our network of NCWorks Career Centers or by ECWDB staff.  These services include:

  • Employee Recruitment and Screening Reduce recruiting costs and loss of revenue due to decreased production. Qualified staff can assist with job postings and provide applicant screening and referrals.

  • Tax Credit and Hiring Incentive Information - Reduce income tax liability. Learn about programs that can help you with your hiring needs.

  • Research Materials on Labor Trends and Industry Trends - Remain competitive by staying on top of workforce needs. Get access to the latest information about industries, training programs and labor trends.

  • Workshops, Seminars, and Job FairsReduce recruiting costs, loss of revenue due to decreased production, and maximize hiring staff time. Learn about opportunities to share company information to job seekers. 

  • Skills Testing of Job CandidatesReduce the cost of testing potential candidates and have proof of skills and abilities of job-seekers prior to hiring. Applicants or current employees can receive skills testing and assess aptitudes and interests through our NCWorks Centers.

  • Worldwide Interactive Network (WIN) for Incumbent and Prospective workforces - Reduce turnover, increase soft and hard skills, and increase productivity of current and prospective employees. WIN pretests and remediation are available in key workplace skills including Reading for Information, Locating Information, and Applied Mathematics to prepare for WorkKeys Assessments.

  • Rapid Response Services - Reduce stress of business closure and increase employee chance of success when looking for new employment. Contact us for confidential consultations regarding layoffs or plant closings.

  • Training Services for Your Employees - Decrease training costs and turnover and increase productivity and competitiveness.Training can be provided for current employees with incumbent worker training, on-the-job training, and customized training.

  • Workplace Literacy Training - Reduce turnover and increase productivity. Infomation about local literacy programs is available to help your employees improve their skills without missing work.

  • Youth Services and Outreach -Receive benefits for hosting internships or apprenticeships such as tax relief, customized training and cultivate  meaningful relationships with participants and partners. Provide internship or apprenticeship opportunities for young people in our region.

2016 Employer Needs Survey
 

In 2016, the N.C. Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division (LEAD) was commissioned by the NCWorks Commission to conduct the 2016 Employer Needs Survey as a followup to the report produced by LEAD in 2014. The survey involved feedback from more than 1,900 establishments of all sizes from across the state. The goal of the survey was to identify the needs of employers across the state, with a particular emphasis on hiring difficulties and recruitment and retention practices. In addition to an Overall sample of all industries, it surveyed four industry-specific samples: Manufacturing, Construction, Health Care & Social Assistance (Health Care), and a set of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics-related Industries (STEM). 

When compared to the results of the 2014 survey, there is a similar level of hiring difficulties, with roughly 4 out of 10 hiring employers experiencing difficulty filling at least one position within the previous 12 months. Manufacturing and Construction employers reported higher levels of difficulty while STEM employers reported lower levels of difficulty than the Overall average. View the complete 2016 Employer Needs Survey

 

 

Contact the ECWDB or the NCWorks Career Center in your county today to learn more about how we can help your business.

                                  

 

 

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