Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area Business Solutions Unit


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Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area Business Solutions Unit

  1. 1. Business Services<br />Keith McCollum<br />
  2. 2. 28 Workforce Board Service Areas<br />Rural Capital’s 9-County Service Area <br />
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  4. 4. Business Services Representatives for Hays County<br />
  5. 5. Business Services Unit (BSU)<br /> Our BSU staff can assist your business at every stage of need:<br />Job Postings in Work-In-Texas (Internet)<br />On-site recruiting, interviewing and hiring<br />Job Fairs<br />Applications for customized skill training<br />Wage and labor market information<br />Employee layoff assistance<br />
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  7. 7. Find an Employee<br />By registering with, our state-wide online job bank, you not only gain access to the most extensive source of job seekers in Texas (which includes mid-level and executive-level applicants), you can:<br /><ul><li>Post jobs,
  8. 8. View resumes,
  9. 9. Contact job seekers,
  10. 10. Email notifications,
  11. 11. Perform real-time online job matches,
  12. 12. View job posting hits, and
  13. 13. Save your searches.</li></li></ul><li>Job Fairs<br />
  14. 14. Incentives To Hire<br />Your business can save money if you hire job seekers who are qualified participants in some of our job search programs:<br />Work Opportunity Tax Credit <br />Texas Back to Work <br />Veterans Tax Credit<br />On The Job Training<br />
  15. 15. Labor Market Information<br /> We provide the most current Labor Market Information (LMI) for our nine county service area.<br />Coming in July 2011 a new<br /> LMI link to the most current <br />Labor Market Information<br />
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  17. 17. Site Under Construction: Public Access—July 2011<br />
  18. 18. Customized Training Grants<br />Skills for Small Business<br />Skills Development Fund<br />
  19. 19. Skills for Small Business Grants<br /><ul><li>Provides training funds for businesses with fewer than 100 employees
  20. 20. Pays tuition and fees up to $1,450 for new employees and up to $725 for existing employees
  21. 21. Employers can select training courses from catalogs and schedules from public community or technical colleges, or TEEX
  22. 22. Can not use these funds for third-party vendor training
  23. 23. Skills for Small Business web site</li></li></ul><li>Skills Development Fund Grants<br /><ul><li>Community colleges partner with a single business, a consortium of businesses or trade union to provide site-specific training that meets employer specific needs
  24. 24. Typical Skills Grant</li></ul>Cost per trainee target of $1,420<br />Single-business project can be funded up to $500,000<br />Consortium of business—no upper funding limit<br />12-month training period<br />
  25. 25. Use Our Centers<br /> You can use our facilities for recruiting, interviewing and hiring. Our offices are centrally located with free parking for customers and offer no-cost access to equipment—computers, copiers, fax machines and telephones. If you need assistance while using our facilities, our staff is always on site to assist.<br />
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  27. 27. Rapid Response Services<br /> Rapid Response is a proactive, business focused, flexible strategy designed for two purposes.<br />help growing companies gain access to an available pool of skilled workers from companies that are downsizing <br />respond to layoffs and plant closings by quickly coordinating services and providing immediate aid to companies and their affected workers <br />
  28. 28. Rapid Response Services<br />Benefits for your workers:<br /> Career counseling and job search assistance<br />Resume preparation and interviewing skills workshops<br />Information on the local labor market<br />Unemployment insurance<br />Information about Education and training opportunities<br />Information on Health benefits and pensions<br />And much more!<br />
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  32. 32. Contact Information<br />Keith McCollum<br />Business Services Representative <br />(Hays County)<br />Phone: (866) 518-0577, ext 3018<br />Email:<br />