NC Website Helps People Find Jobs, Saves State Millions

NC Website Helps People Find Jobs, Saves State Millions

4:09pm Aug 06, 2013
According to the North Carolina Department of Commerce, 18 other states have a similar state-wide jobs website.

There’s a new website connecting North Carolina job seekers and businesses.

The North Carolina Department of Commerce has just launched NCWorks.gov. It provides free access to job postings from thousands of other websites and will send text and email alerts to users when a new job matches their skill set. Spokesman Josh Ellis says this online resource accomplishes several goals. “It’s going to provide job seekers more tools to better access their skills, find necessary training and connect with employers. Meanwhile, businesses will have access to more potential employees and get real-time labor market information so they can make competitive offers to the most talented people," explains Ellis. He also says this website will save the state about $2 million a year by consolidating nine existing systems into one. Several of them ensure the state is in compliance with various federal workforce programs.There is no fee to job seekers or to businesses to use this website. You must create an account and enter your social security number, age and birth date. According to Ellis, this information is required by the federal grant program paying for NCWorks.gov, but he says it will not be sent out to prospective employers. 

Support your
public radio station