“In order for Albuquerque to move forward, we must work today to ensure we have a skilled and educated workforce for tomorrow,” said Mayor Berry. “Initiatives like TalentABQ take a proactive approach to ensure that our citizens are set up for successful careers in our community.”
Start or grow your own skills-based Talent City! If you have a Workforce Connections of Department of Workforce Solutions office in your town, it is likely that your candidates can access free WorkKeys assessments, available at no cost for another three years. Contact your local DWS office if you don’t see your town listed here. Silas Peterson, President of NNMHRA and co-owner of the Hire Firm in Santa Fe opened his own assessment center at his workplace, open to the public.
Contact Linda Strauss, SPHR, Director of Workforce Readiness for SHRM NM State Council for more information and on forming partnerships amongst your chapter, your employer, and the community - Linda@StraussHR.com.
*The cognitive skills assessment WorkKeys® is a validated, nationally recognized measurement of the core workplace skills which are necessary in almost 95% of U.S. jobs.