Employment Resources and Jobs Event Comes Again to Craven County

Craven WorksCraven Works…where opportunities meet, an employment resources and jobs event, is coming to Craven County again this spring. The 3rd annual event will take place Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. Sponsored by the Craven 100 Alliance working in collaboration with local workforce development partners, Craven Works will address the needs of both Craven County employers and eastern North Carolina job seekers.

Employers from across Craven County will be participating in the event in order to recruit for current and future job vacancies, interview candidates, and educate the job-seeking community about their companies. Employment agencies and government organizations such as NC Works and USA Jobs will also be in attendance with a multitude of job resources.

In addition to a traditional jobs event, there will also be some job readiness sessions as well as an opportunity for some high school students to interact with the participating employers. Craven Community College, Craven County Schools and other local partners will be there to provide information about career pathways and training.

Last year, 56 Companies from across Craven County participated and over 550 job seekers attended the event. We expect even more this year.

Timothy Downs, Executive Director of the Craven 100 Alliance and Director of Craven County Economic Development, said, “The goal of Craven Works is to connect job seekers with the numerous job opportunities and careers available right now in Craven County, connect employers to qualified candidates, and familiarize everyone with local resources that will help them succeed.

There is no cost to employers or job seekers participating in Craven Works. For more information or to register for an employer space, visit CravenBusiness.com/CravenWorks.

The Craven 100 Alliance (C1A) is a public/private, non-profit organization providing the lead on economic development initiatives for Craven County. Four Craven County entities – the Committee of 100, Craven County, The City of New Bern, and the City of Havelock – joined together to form the new organization in December of 2014. It is governed by a 21-member Board of Directors with a staff of two. The Board is comprised of 11 members from the business and industry community and 10 members appointed by the government entities, which include the county and city managers.

Submitted by: Susan Braaten on behalf of Craven Works

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