Las Vegas, NV – With the scheduled release of Nevada’s unemployment statistics tomorrow for September 2014, Workforce Connections’ One-Stop Career Center wants the long-term unemployed to know about available paid on-the-job training opportunities that can lead to permanent employment.
Workforce Connections recently received a National Emergency Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor that provides funding for on-the-job training opportunities for job seekers who have been unemployed for at least six months and have exhausted their unemployment benefits, and/or recently discharged veterans.
On-the-job training allows an individual to learn the necessary skills for a new career while earning a paycheck. That’s because the grant can pay up to 90% of the individual’s salary for up to six months depending on the size of the employer.
“On-the-job training has proven to be extremely effective when it comes to helping long-term unemployed individuals find gainful and lasting employment,” said Ardell Galbreth, Workforce Connections Executive Director.
Interested job seekers should contact the One-Stop Career Center or attend the second annual Nevada Day Super Hiring Event on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the One-Stop Career Center located at 6330 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 190 (Charleston & Torrey Pines). Like all services offered at One-Stop, there is no cost to the job seeker or employer.
More than two dozen employers with hundreds of open positions will be interviewing potential hires on-site during the Nevada Day Super Hiring Event. All applicants will be pre-screened prior to seeing an employer.
Walk-ins are welcome the day of the event. However, to expedite the pre-screening process and minimize wait time, job seekers are strongly encouraged to apply for open job positions at www.nvcareercenter.org.
Job seekers who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to attend one of the pre-screening interview sessions held at 9 a.m. Thursday, October 23.