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WPWDB virtual meeting to discuss disconnect between employers and job seekers

Nearly half of businesses said the lack of qualified candidates is the biggest obstacle to filling jobs.

Funding to help cover employee costs still available, workforce board says

The Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board (WPWDB) has issued a reminder that it still has federal CARES Act funding to assist employers in hiring new staff...

Bridging the talent gap

The Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board presented a symposium covering ways to bridge the talent gap and provide career paths with state-of-the-art technology, innovative training...

Thom Kleiner to lead Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said Kleiner's "understanding of the private and public sector" make him an ideal fit to lead the board.

Donnovan Beckford named CEO at WestCOP agency

Beckford has served since 1999 as executive director of the Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board.

Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development to host READI volunteer orientation

The READI program, an acronym that stands for respect, enthusiasm, articulate, dependable and initiative, is a curriculum that aims to help youth prepare to enter the workforce.

Volunteers needed to train the trainers

Businesses need young people who have "soft skills," like dependability.

Online job fair for veterans kicks off

Businesses and veterans are encouraged to log on to the website and post jobs or resumes.

Just Add One program at WCC earns state workforce award

A new job creation program for small businesses at Westchester Community College receives a state award.

Column: A call to businesses: Hire our youths

By Allison Madison We are a well-established staffing firm with a multitude of candidate resources. Why would we possibly consider hiring “at risk youth” for...