Even the rain could not dampen the great day today at South Central Human Resource Agency. Fayetteville/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce members joined employees at SCHRA and County Mayor Bill Newman for the official ribbon cutting for the newly opened Lincoln County American Job Center site located inside South Central Human Resource Agency. This long awaited partnership between SCHRA and AJC is progressing through all 13 counties covered by SCHRA with the anticipated final offices opening by the beginning of October 2019.
Employment assistance has been an important aspect in helping those who are in need of other assistance available at SCHRA. As the Agency’s motto states, “Helping People Help Themselves” this collaboration will do just that. WIOA Director, Pamela Morris said “ when clients come in for assistance with LIHEAP or other services, we can now assist them in job placement and assistance. This is not only for those unemployed but also those underemployed. Gary (Gary Haile, Lincoln County AJC Career Advisor) has connections with local companies needing to hire and he will be able to help those needing employment.”
The American Job Centers here at SCHRA are designed to provide a full range of assistance to job seekers under one roof. Assistance includes access to employment, education, training and support services to succeed in the job market. Job seekers who take advantage of these services receive a similar experience to what you would find with a recruitment agency, resume writer or career coach but without the cost. Centers focus on placing individuals in quality jobs paying a living wage. American Job Centers can connect with training programs in nearly every field and depending on circumstances some or all of the costs of training are covered from the Department of Labor. There are also opportunities for employers as well. Employers can utilize the centers for recruitment, candidate screening and more also at no cost. This program is definitely a win-win all around.
For information about the employment assistance offered through SCHRA and the American Job Center in Lincoln County contact Gary Haile, Career Advisor at 931-433-7182, ext. 1195.