WorkKeys and Other Employer Services
- WorkKeys job task analysis - Specially trained professionals can perform job task analysis and workforce skill assessments for positions an employer may want to fill on a regular basis. This testing for applicant skill levels can be performed as part of the screening process. The analysis is done in accordance with standards of ACT WorkKeys program, and the testing can then be done at the WorkOne REACH Center. This service is currently provided through a grant from the State.
- Company showcasing - Companies which regularly use the screening and assessment services at the WorkOne REACH Center, particularly WorkKeys, may display their name, product, and information about skills needed in the high traffic lobby area of the WorkOne REACH Center. This makes job applicants, who have been called in to test at the Center, aware of all the job opportunities that may be available in the region and serves as a recruitment tool for those companies.
- Seminars- Employer seminars on such topics as: 'how to find interns' and 'programs and services of other State agencies' are co-sponsored by WorkOne on a regular basis. Contact the WorkOne REACH Center to suggest topics and/or find out current offerings.
- Training grants - Information on grants for training in Information Technology and training needs related to significant capital investment, in plant or equipment and/or job expansion or retention, can be found on the DWD website.
- Tax incentives - Tax incentives that are available to employers for workers with special needs can be found at Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Information on State Tax incentives for businesses planning to make capital investment can be found here. Investments that qualify include capital investment to expand or relocate and/or create jobs for specialized investment in start-up funds, media productions, or facilities needing rehabilitation.