The agreement between the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corp. and Northwest Kentucky Forward, the regional economic development agency based in Henderson, will create two points of access into the same database of potential employees—OwensboroWorks.com and NorthwestKyWorks.com.
OwensboroWorks.com offers existing businesses, relocating companies, and small start-ups access to the region’s human capital. It is a unique tool to assist employers, job seekers, and economic development officials to build the workforce of the future.
OwensboroWorks.com promotes continuing education using the nationally acclaimed ACT Work Keys test to assess skills and knowledge. All job seekers that register must have either Work Keys scores or a minimum of a two-year degree.
Businesses Benefit from OwensboroWorks.com by
- using the database as a workforce identification and placement tool saving time and money in searching for regional talent
- customizing their searches from the database to meet specific criteria to fill vacancies
- listing trainings which may be tailored to their needs and offered on site at their place of business.
OwensboroWorks.com is a collaborative effort, funded by the Daviess County Fiscal Court and the City of Owensboro and administered by the Owensboro Community and Technical College and the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation.
Northwest Kentucky Forward, through the Four Star Regional Industrial Park, will provide funding to the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corp. for utilization of the database.
The GO-EDC is currently working with the Green River Area Development District and the Hancock County Industrial Foundation to expand the database into other counties in the GRADD area.
For more information about OwensboroWorks.com visit http://edc.owensboro.com/workforce_&_education/owensboro_works.php