Wichita Falls, TX, September 16, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Work Had - Work Smart with the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce & Industry announces over 50 employers have signed the Letter of Commitment considering the National Career Readiness Certificate during the interview process.
The employers include:
Health Care: Clinics of North Texas • Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital – Wichita Falls • North Texas Rehab Center • Rolling Meadows Retirement Community • United Regional Health Care System
“We look forward to the benefits of signing a letter of commitment recognizing the National Career Readiness Certificate,” says Kristi Faulkner, Sr. Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development at United Regional Health Care System, “Statistics have proven the National Career Readiness Certificate helps match jobs to prospective employees who possess the skills assessed during the NCRC assessment.”
Business & Professional & Hospitality Services: Abner’s Nutrition Center • Albert Moving & Storage • Burkburnett ISD • Cassie Schultz – All State Insurance • Century Tent • Cheryl Botkin – State Farm Insurance • City of Wichita Falls • Courtyard by Marriott – Wichita Falls • Diane’s Bookkeeping • Express Employment Professionals • First Bank • Fuzzy’s Taco Shop • H&R Block – Wichita Falls Region • Hampton Inn – Wichita Falls • Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Wichita – Falls • Homewood Suites by Hilton – Wichita Falls • Jobs In The Falls • Kwik Kerb of Wichita Falls • KWFB – 100.9 BOB FM • MyStaf -Wichita Falls • Netessentials, Inc • News Channel 6 – KAUZ • Nissan of Wichita Falls • Personal Money Planning• Quality Transmission• Secord & Lebow Architects, LLC • Spherion Staffing – Wichita Falls • UniFirst Uniforms • Union Square Federal Credit Union • Vernon College • Web Fire Communications • Welcome to Texoma • Wichita Appraisal District • Wichita County • Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce • Wichita Falls ISD • Workforce Network, Inc • Workforce Solutions – North Texas
“When we heard about the National Career Readiness Certificate and the benefits we could receive from it, we were excited to be a part of the first fifty employers to sign a letter of commitment,” says Ripley Tate, Owner of Web Fire Communication, “We look forward to working with Work Hard-Work Smart to promote the certificate, and interview qualified applicants for future positions.”
Advanced Manufacturing: Alcoa – Howmet, Wichita Falls • Covercraft Industries • Kalco Machine & Manufacturing Company • Magic Aire • PPG Industries Inc. • Sharp Iron Group • Transland • Tranter • Wichita Clutch • WPT Power Corporation
“The Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce and Industry is developing a program that can impact the Wichita Falls economy in a positive way,” says Betty Wilson, Wichita Clutch Manufacturing Human Resource Administrator.
The National Career Readiness Certificate provides a mutually beneficial relationship for employers and employees. “We are excited to have over fifty employers already recognizing the importance of the certificate,” says Michael Paris, Vice President of Workforce Development for the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “We look forward to working with these current employers and the results these relationships will bring. Our next goal is to include another 100 area employers.”
The National Career Readiness Certificate helps match entry jobs to prospective employees who possess the certificate. Some of the other benefits for employers committing to recognize the National Career Readiness Certificate are: help in locating qualified applicants, shortening the training and orientation process, increasing productivity by recommending or considering the National Career Readiness Certificate for job opportunities, increasing retention and the opportunity to retain, create and attract jobs. Any employer can sign a letter of commitment, and the best part is that it is free.
“Workforce Solutions looks forward to helping the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce promote and offer prospective employees the National Career Readiness Certificate, says Mona Statser, Executive Director at Workforce Solutions – North Texas, “Work Hard-Work Smart has done an excellent job with the program so far, and the best is yet to come.”
All of the Wichita county high schools are preparing to take the National Career Readiness Certificate assessment during October and November of 2011. Every high school senior in Wichita County will have the opportunity to take the National Career Readiness Certificate assessment for free. Region 9, Workforce Solutions – North Texas and Vernon College are ready for participants to start taking the assessment at their locations. You can schedule your assessment through the Work Hard-Work Smart office. “The National Career Readiness Certificate will be an excellent way to measure the readiness of applicants to step into a position and go right to work," says Tammy Guerra, City of Wichita Falls Human Resources Manager, “We look forward to a qualified applicant pool and positive outcomes from this initiative.”
If you are interested in working for one of the over fifty employers listed above, get signed up to take the National Career Certificate assessment today. This certificate is a nationally recognized certificate that can lead the way to possible employment advantages, skill marketability or allow you to have the opportunity to obtain your ideal career. For more information please contact Teea Rogers, Director of Work Hard-Work Smart with the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce.