Tools to Help Businesses Grow

by Jane Oates on April 4, 2013 · 0 comments

Are you an employer looking for help with recruiting, hiring, training or retaining a strong workforce? The CareerOneStop portal’s new Business Center provides a full range of easy-to-access tools to help you find the right workers and grow your company.

The CareerOneStop portal is a valuable tool for individuals who want to search for jobs, learn more about education and training providers, and access local labor market information. The new Business Center incorporates many CareerOneStop resources as well as additional information, and is designed to meet the needs of employers, human resource specialists and other members of the business community.

Business Center

The Business Center can help you:

  • Search for qualified job candidates by connecting with local training programs, professional associations and American Job Centers.
  • Inform your hiring and training decisions by learning how skills, salaries and typical training compare for any two occupations.
  • Explore local training options for your workforce, and connect to resources that can help pay for that training.
  • Learn about state resources on tax incentives for hiring, business development, training sources, employment laws, policies, recruiting and more.

The Business Center was developed with feedback from the business community. For example, one challenge many employers noted was writing effective job descriptions that attract the best qualified candidates. The Business Center’s “Job Description Writer” helps you find and customize job descriptions that meet your specific needs. Employers also expressed an interest in hiring veterans, but said they are not always sure how to evaluate veterans’ military experience. Through the Business Center, you can identify the military skills and occupations that most closely match your available job.

These are just a few of the site’s features. For a demonstration of the Business Center’s many resources, you can view a webinar recently hosted by my agency, the department’s Employment and Training Administration. Or you can begin exploring today at www.careeronestop.org/businesscenter.

Jane Oates is the assistant secretary of labor for employment and training.

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