Workforce Readiness
GVCSHRM believes that government and employers play a role in providing worker training and development opportunities to maintain a skilled labor force.  Below you will find tools and resources to support you in these efforts.

GVCSHRM is also committed to helping HR professionals remove the barriers that may prevent qualified workers from being fully considered for jobs—particularly because of their long-term unemployment status or criminal history. Below you will find information about tax credits especially when hiring veterans and others who have been out of the workforce for an extended period of time.

To aid in the development of students soon to enter our workforce, GVCSHRM and Junior Achievement of Central & Upstate NY have formed a collaborative partnership to promote work readiness in schools across our nine-county region.  See below to find out more about JA programs.
"I look forward to teaching JA each year! The JA activities are engaging and allow me to bring my world into the classroom."  JA Volunteer

In an effort to assist individuals trying to move into the workforce, GVCSHRM partners with the Volunteers of America's 'Working Wardrobe' program by collecting donations of gently used female and male suits, blouses/shirts, dress shoes, any business causal attire, jewelry, belts and purses/brief cases/portfolios.  These items can be brought to any GVCSHRM monthly program, conference or event. See below for resources to aid in the recruiting of the long-term unemployed.
 "It's more than just clothes, I see people light up with confidence. Someone believes in them and they begin to believe in themselves."  - Gail Berkes, Program Manager

If you or your organization are interested in volunteering and supporting our Workforce Readiness initiatives through any of these programs, please contact Hunter Paige  at HunterPaige@gvcshrm.org.

 TitleOwnerCategoryModified DateSize 
8 Ways to Attract and Keep VeteransAnn MaynardWorkforce Readiness10/3/2017UnknownDownload
Equal Employment Opportunity: Can an employer advertise or state a hiring preference for a specific protected class such as veterans?Ann MaynardWorkforce Readiness10/3/2017UnknownDownload
High-Tech Doesn't Replace High-Touch in Recruiting: Why Traditional Methods Still MatterAnn MaynardWorkforce Readiness10/3/2017UnknownDownload
How and Why You Can Create Reasonable Accomodations Ann MaynardWorkforce Readiness10/3/2017UnknownDownload
How HR Can Develop a New Generation of Blue-Collar EmployeesAnn MaynardWorkforce Readiness10/3/2017UnknownDownload
HR ANALYTICS: IT’S NOT A FAD IT’S THE FUTUREAnn MaynardWorkforce Readiness10/8/2017UnknownDownload
Job Benefits 101: What to Look for When You Start With a New Employer Ann MaynardWorkforce Readiness10/11/2017UnknownDownload
Leveraging the Value of an Age-Diverse WorkforceAnn MaynardWorkforce Readiness10/3/2017UnknownDownload
The Aging Workforce: Leveraging the Talents of Mature EmployeesAnn MaynardWorkforce Readiness10/3/2017UnknownDownload
The Nuts and Bolts of Hiring People with Criminal Histories Ann MaynardWorkforce Readiness4/16/2019UnknownDownload
The Recruitment, Hiring, Retention and Engagement of Military VeteransAnn MaynardWorkforce Readiness12/26/20183.48 MBDownload
Training People for Jobs to Fill the Skills GapAnn MaynardWorkforce Readiness10/3/2017UnknownDownload
VOA Working WardrobeAnn MaynardWorkforce Readiness10/3/2017UnknownDownload
Volunteer with Junior AchievementAnn MaynardWorkforce Readiness10/3/2017UnknownDownload
WOTC 101: Get Tax Credits for Hiring Veterans-The Long-Term UnemployedAnn MaynardWorkforce Readiness10/3/2017UnknownDownload
Your Time to Fill Fact BookAnn MaynardWorkforce Readiness10/8/2017UnknownDownload