RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - It took little more than two months for NCWorks Online to draw 1,600 businesses to the site to site to find qualified workers, N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced.
The site went live on August 5 and is expected to save taxpayers $800,000 per year.
More than 13,000 new job orders and more than 16,000 new resumes have also been posted to NCWorks Online, which is operated by the N.C. Division of Workforce Solutions. The integrated workforce system has registered more than 16,000 new job seekers who are now able to take advantage of the system's job-matching tools and career exploration services.
"NCWorks Online is an essential tool that can help improve the state's economy by identifying employment opportunities across North Carolina," said Decker in a news release. "This one-stop system is a wonderful way to connect job seekers to businesses at no extra cost to our customers."
Job seekers and employers can use NCWorks Online to study real-time labor market information, including wages and future employment prospects. Job seekers can also see how well their current set of skills match with those required by an employer, as well as find relevant training opportunities. The system also shows users how easily they could transition into another career or industry. Other services, including resume preparation, are also available.