Adapt and Overcome
Mr. Zachary Martinez : Success Story – New Bern Office
If COVID-19 has taught all of us anything, it is to adapt and overcome. It has been a time of constant change – a time in which we have had to review what the latest news is and change the course accordingly. One way we have adapted within our office in Craven County is by developing a Virtual Hiring Event model. This model has allowed jobseekers an opportunity to connect with employers in a safe environment. Our first success story with the virtual hiring event is Mr. Zachary Martinez.
Zachary logged into NCWorks on April 2, 2020 to begin the job search process. He received a “Welcome to NCWorks” email on April 22, 2020 by Reeshema Walker, manager at NCWorks Craven, outlining our services and resources available to him. On May 8, 2020, Beth Miller, Career Advisor, began the process of working with Zachary to help him with his job search and to refer him to the Virtual Hiring Event with Dradura. Zachary was referred to the event for May 12, with a phone screening to follow the next day. Zachary had a successful phone screening and was referred onto an onsite interview to follow on May 14. He was offered and accepted a position as a temporary employee with Executive Personnel Group assigned to Dradura on May 18. Human Resource Manager Evelyn Hill with Dradura USA Corps was very pleased with the hiring event.
This is only one example how the NCWorks Career Center staff can continue to serve our jobseekers and employers in any situation and deliver results.