The quality of a company’s workforce can play a significant role in the overall profitability and success of the company. At Invest Aurora, one way we support our business community is by offering access to exceptional workforce development services to help companies grow and thrive, even in difficult times. Visit our website to find the following important information for employers to help hire, train, cultivate and motivate employees.
Hiring employees is no longer a matter of posting an available job opening and waiting for the right candidate to apply. Competition is fierce for talented workers, and employers need the right tools to effectively attract the best candidates. Invest Aurora will help you build a strong workforce with helpful links to partner job boards where your open positions can be seen by qualified job seekers. Additionally, you’ll find opportunities to become part of hiring events through Illinois workNet Virtual Job Fairs, and recruitment events sponsored by Waubonsee Community College and Aurora University.
Workforce Training Opportunities
When employers allow their workforce the opportunity to develop their skills, it’s a win-win situation. Employees expand their knowledge and become more satisfied, efficient and productive. This, in turn, can benefit the company in terms of lower turnover, company growth, and better positioning in a competitive marketplace. Invest Aurora has many resources available to help our businesses develop their workforce, including:
On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program– this type of program allows companies to hire employees with potential to train in the workplace, allowing them to gain specific skills through supervised experience. OJT provides beneficial hands-on training plans with the opportunity for businesses to receive reimbursement of up to 75% of the new employee’s wages.
Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) – this program allows businesses to provide training to upskill their valuable employees to be more competitive. IWT can improve productivity and create new revenue streams, while employees gain valuable new skills along with greater job security and promotion opportunities.
Look to Invest Aurora for Business Support
Cultivating a competitive workforce is an important factor in the success of any business. Invest Aurora is dedicated to providing the necessary resources to our Aurora business community to support this endeavor, along with a wide variety of additional business resources to help our businesses thrive and our community flourish. We look forward to contributing to your company’s long-term success! Please reach out to us at 630-256-3160 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.