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Connecting Employers and Jobseekers Through a Common Language – Skills.

Introducing the TalentNEO monthly newsletter!
TalentNEO is growing and progressing every day. In an effort to keep everyone informed and connected, we will be sharing a monthly newsletter. This is the place to find updates about the initiative, learn more about our partners, and get ideas for new ways to expand the initiative. 
Did You Know?
TalentNEO has a new look! We have released new branding at TalentNEO.org. You can find updated versions of marketing collateral and any documents you might need on the 'Resources' tab.
Upcoming Events
April Learning Network Webinar
Friday April 15, 9am
Topic: Recruitment and Outreach Strategies 

 
Partner Spotlight
We will be featuring success stories, lessons learned and updates from our partners each month to share how others are working to expand the initiative.This month we are featuring The Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland. Here is an update from Creola Rice, Workforce Development Program Manager.
 
WorkKeys assessments are new to the CEOGC Workforce Development Program but they are rapidly growing in popularity. The testing is available Mondays and Fridays in the CEOGC site for Cuyahoga County residents who have registered online for the morning or afternoon slots.
 
Individuals eligible for and enrolling in the CEOGC job readiness and job placement services automatically receive an introduction to WorkKeys on the Ohio Means Jobs website. Our instructors ensure that every customer has an account and the option to take the practice test and then schedule for the actual WorkKeys testing at CEOGC. The first introduction to WorkKeys included in a job readiness workshop resulted in 13 people taking the WorkKeys assessments. Moving forward, the plan is to include an introduction and opportunity to take the WorkKeys assessments for those who register in any of the CEOGC Workforce Development training classes.

For more information about services offered by CEOGC, visit http://www.ceogc.org/.
Employer Update
There are at least 20 employers engaged in the TalentNEO initiative. Promoting job opportunities with our partner employers is a great way to connect jobseekers to potential employment opportunities based on their skills scores and motivate others to take the WorkKeys assessments. The featured company and job this month is:

Custom Movers Services
Service Coordinator – Stow, OH. CMS is a leading third-party service provider to the moving industry and has positions available 2nd shift, 11am-7:30pm and Noon-8:30pm. Candidates must be highly organized, possess above average computer skills, basic math skills along with superior customer service skills. Also must be a VERY good listener, have excellent interpersonal skills and problem solving skills. Candidates be able to multi-task and remain calm under stressful/hectic periods of high volume work. Recommended Skills Scores: Applied Mathematics 4, Reading for Information 5, Locating Information 4 
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