ADULTS & DISLOCATED WORKERS
The Adult and Dislocated Workers Programs, under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, is designed to provide quality employment and training services to assist eligible individuals in finding and qualifying for meaningful employment, and to help employers find the skilled workers they need to compete and succeed in business.
- To increase employment, as measured by entry into unsubsidized employment;
- To increase retention in unsubsidized employment;
- To increase earnings received in unsubsidized employment; and
- To enhance customer satisfaction for participants and employers.
Services are provided through the Cumberland County JobLink Career Center. There are three levels of service:
- Core Services are open to everyone and begin when you attend an orientation. Core Services include:
-Job search assistance
-Resume and cover letter preparation
-Labor market information
-Referrals for other resources and services
-Financial aid information
- Intensive Services are pursued when it has been determined that an individual may be unable to find a job in the current market with their existing skills. Intensive Services include:
-More Comprehensive assessments
-Development of individual employment plans
-Counseling and career planning
-One-on-one job search assistance
Training Services may be available for individuals who have been unable to secure employment through Intensive Services. Individuals seeking WIA funding for training will not be considered for training until completing certain Core and Intensive Services requirements, including assessment, development of an individual employment plan, job search and other activities. Participants are linked to job opportunities in the community, including both occupational training and training in basic skills. Participants use an “Individual Training Account” (ITA) to select an appropriate training program from a qualified training provider. ITAs are generally provided for a period of two years or less. Due to the priority of the program to assist individuals in returning to the workforce, participants are encouraged to consider short term training so that they may quickly return to the labor market.
North Carolina’s system of JobLink Career Centers, under the governance of local Workforce Development Boards, convenes resources needed by businesses and job seekers. JobLink services for both of these customer groups include job search assistance, career development, information on support services, educational information, specialized workshops, job fairs, assistance with resume and cover letter writing, job application and interview assistance, software tutorials, labor market information, job market outlook, recruitment assistance, on-line electronic services, job retention and outplacement assistance, Labor Law compliance information, work opportunity tax credits, employee handbook guidance, proficiency testing, NC Job Connector, job analyses, office space for employer use during recruitment and interviewing, employer site visits to identify their individual needs and offer on-site assistance and Rapid Response under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), when necessary.