ATLANTA, Nov. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- EmployBridge announced today that it will host its inaugural National Better WorkLife Day on November 14, aimed at improving the work lives of Americans by connecting job seekers with thousands of open positions, and offering ongoing upskilling opportunities through its Better WorkLife Academy. The event will take place as part of National Apprenticeship Week and reflects EmployBridge's commitment to improving both immediate and long-term employment prospects for U.S. workers, while also building a stronger workforce for American employers.
National Better WorkLife Day to Offer Immediate Job Opportunities
On November 14, EmployBridge and its specialty workforce divisions – ResourceMFG, ProLogistix, RemX, Select, Remedy and Westaff – will open their doors at more than 500 locations throughout the country to help match as many qualified people as possible with their more than 20,000 open jobs. Job seekers can simply call or walk into a local office that is best suited to their skills and experience.
"During National Apprenticeship Week, the Department of Labor is urging employers to get involved and we are answering that call in a big way," says Brian Devine, EmployBridge senior vice president. "This is the first national hiring event in our history and an ideal way to help connect job seekers with our thousands of open positions. At the same time, our Better WorkLife initiatives are helping Americans develop the skills they need for the jobs of today and tomorrow while meeting job creators' needs for skilled labor."
Award-Winning Better WorkLife Academy Prepares Workers for the Job Opportunities of Tomorrow
According to a recent EmployBridge survey, 94 percent of workers are willing to invest their own time to learn a new skill, with the goal of earning higher pay (43 percent), being promoted (24 percent) or preparing for new job openings. EmployBridge's Better WorkLife Academy, recipient of the 2018 Staffing Industry Association's Elevate Award, was created to offer workers just like these the opportunity to upskill/reskill at no cost to them.
As part of National Better WorkLife Day, EmployBridge is inviting any of its associates who complete 80 hours of work to join the more than 14,000 already enrolled in free online training and certification programs to further build their skills. In partnership with leading online learning provider Penn Foster, the Better WorkLife Academy not only helps hourly associates improve their work and personal lives, it is closing the dire skill gap and shortage within skilled trades. In fact, 77 percent of EmployBridge trade workers are interested in taking positions that are facing shortages, if they had the skills needed.
Further, current enrollees in the Better WorkLife Academy report overwhelming satisfaction with the program with 96 percent of students feel they perform on the job better or on-par with their co-workers, and 88 percent report being more confident in their skill sets.
As workforce specialists, EmployBridge provides value-added workforce solutions and job opportunities through focused specialty divisions including ResourceMFG, ProLogistix, ProDrivers, Select, RemX, Westaff and Remedy. Combining the advantages of national scale, in-depth local market knowledge, industry-specific expertise and powerful recruiting and retention tools, EmployBridge is recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts as America's largest industrial staffing firm. The company puts more than 86,000 people to work each week across a network of 500+ offices in 48 states and Canada. In 2017, EmployBridge provided more than 164 million work hours to 10,000 clients, generating more than $3 billion in revenue. For more information, please visit www.employbridge.com.
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