Workforce Troubles? Here Are Some Solutions!
22 Feb 2022
Within Boone County, Illinois and throughout the region, you can can find valuable resources that can connect you to job condidates and help fill vacancies. Here, we lay out a few of those local resources.
UPCOMING CAREER & JOB FAIRS
RVC Skilled Trades Career Fair
ABOUT THIS EVENT
The purpose of this event is to give students and employers a chance to meet one another, establish professional relationships and discuss potential job and/or internship opportunities. Present will be all of the programs funded by WEI, companies, agencies, students and the general public.
Rockford University and Rock Valley College Career & Internship Fair
TIME & DATE
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CST (Employers are welcome to set up at Noon)
ABOUT THIS EVENT
The Spring 2022 Career and Internship Fair is on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Rockford University.
50+ employers and civic engagement partners will be located inn Regents Hall in Rockford University's Burpee Student Center to fill part-time, full-time, internship, and volunteer opportuniuties. Go to rockford.edu/careerdevelopment to read more about the attending employers.
ALL Students, alumni, and community members are encouraged to attend. Business attire and resumes are highly encouraged.
Additionally, there is a Prepare for the Fair event on Monday, March 14th at 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. via Zoom for all who wish to attend. During this pre-event session, attendees can work on their resumes, interview skills, learn more about career fair strategies, access a career closet with free business attire, and more for FREE! Learn more about this event.
Employers: Space is limited, so register today! Completed forms to participate in this job fair are due no later than March 4, 2022.
The Workforce Connection
There are numerous workforce services and solutions offered through The Workforce Connection.
If an employer is willing to train a new full-time employee on the job, financial incentives may be available to offset a portion of the individuals wages during the training period. Learn More>>
Incumbent Worker Training
The incumbent worker training program is designed to assist employers in upgrading the skills of their workforce in order to remain competitive in both regional and global markets. Learn More>>
The Work Experience progam can be a great fit for potential employees with limited work history. This program provides employers with pre-screened candidates who need new or recent job experience and can fill a role in your business temporarily. Learn More>>
You can also check out additional services such as Apprenticeships, National Career Readiness Certificate and WorkKeys Assessments.
JOB POSTING OPPORTUNITIES
Handshake at Rockford University
Up your employee recruitment game! Rockford University recently launched a new recruiting platform, Handshake, to their students. Businesses can request to be a partner and post jobs that will appear on the dashboards of Rockford University Students.
Learn how to set up your business' FREE profile, HERE.
Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce
Belvidere Area of Chamber of Commerce members have access to post job listings directly to the Chamber's Job Board. This platform gives your listings the extra exposure they need to help find your next employee candidates.
Once a listing is added to the Job Board, you can view it HERE!