Amber Turner is stepping down as the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce’s director of workforce development and education.
John Seymour, president and CEO of the chamber, announced today Turner is leaving her position March 30 to become the interim executive director of the North Alabama Workforce Development Alliance.
The Morgan County Economic Development Association has promoted Penny Townson to the position of vice president.
Hancock County is launching a workforce development program and is joining the ACT Work Ready Communities initiative. Dr. Scott Alsobrooks of Pearl River Community College who serves as Chairman of the Hancock County Workforce Committee made the announcement today during the Annual Meeting of the Hancock Chamber of Commerce. Hancock County will be the first on the Mississippi Coast to be certified.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Three counties in Arkansas-- Grant, Arkansas, and Jefferson are launching efforts to become certified ACT work ready communities.
This initiative is designed to assist these counties in developing its workforce in hopes of giving their communities an economic advantage.
Video with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announces the launch for Arkansas, Grant, and Jefferson counties in pursuit of becoming Work Ready Communities
Candidates can get a job with an impeccable resume, suave interview and stellar references. They passed the hiring process, but isn't necessarily the best way to tell if someone will thrive in the workplace.
Officials at the Workforce Center say they started working towards this goal about a year ago.
Officials say that being a Workforce Ready Community means showing local employers what Mesa County's skilled work force looks like.
In order to receive this award from the National Career Readiness Certificate, the Workforce Center tested job seekers and current employers on math, reading and the ability to locate information.
Even as the Mesa County labor pool drains, a variety of efforts are under way to maintain a pipeline of qualified job applicants.
Three counties in Southeast Arkansas: Arkansas, Grant, and Jefferson, today announced that it will launch efforts to meet all criteria to become certified ACT Work Ready Communities. The initiative will be officially launched during a celebration, which will be held on April 9, 2018, at the State Capitol Rotunda, from 10:30am-11:00am. Governor Asa Hutchinson will be the keynote speaker.
Washington County Mayor Dan Eldridge recently recalled an incident late last year when representatives of a South Korean auto parts manufacturer visited Jonesborough to scout the Washington County Industrial Park as a possible site for a new plant.
Read the most recent issue of the ACT State Organizations / Work Ready Communities Monthly Newsletter