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“Employers are recognizing the valuable skill-sets and expertise veterans have to offer,” said Neal Alexander, Director of the Office of State Human Resources. “Transitioning military personnel have the knowledge, skills, and abilities that employers are looking for… including state government!”

“We have shortages in many positions, such as nurses and correctional officers,” said Neal Alexander, Director of the Office of State Human Resources (OSHR). “By conducting interviews onsite and making conditional offers, we’re expediting the hiring process to fill much-needed vacancies.”

Jenn McGinnis, Organizational Effectiveness Manager with OSHR, has been invited to be a panelist at the North Carolina Industrial & Organizational Psychologists Spring semi-annual meeting. It takes place Friday, March 18 from 9:00am - 2:30pm​ at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro. 

The 2015 SECC campaign raised $3,760,000 which boosted the total contributions since its inception to over $102 million! Each state agency and university had its own team of volunteer campaign organizers who raised awareness with state employees of the over 1000 charities that are part of the SECC and facilitated collecting the donations.

Fifteen state employees will be presented with the prestigious ‘Governor’s Awards for Excellence’ on Tuesday, November 16, 2015. It is the highest honor a state employee may receive for dedicated service to the State and the citizens of North Carolina. “These state employees represent the best of North Carolina,” said Governor McCrory. “They serve as role models for their colleagues and an inspiration to their communities. They’ve demonstrated through their actions that when it comes to providing great service, nothing compares to their dedication and passion."

Since its inception, state employees have donated more than $100 million in support of charities serving North Carolinians through the State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC).

OSHR Communications Director David Prickett was interviewed by Time Warner Cable News on the state's new branding initiative. Watch the story on TWCNews.

 

NCWorks Career Centers are now registering more job seekers on the new NCWorks mobile app to connect them to meaningful employment. Read more from the Department of Commerce.

The military supports 578,000 jobs in North Carolina and more than two thirds of those jobs are in the private sector, demonstrating the impact of the military ripples across the state’s economy and not just concentrated near military installations. Read more from the Governor's Office.

More than 40 employees, with 45 or more years of service to North Carolina state government, will be honored with the Caswell Award on August 13, 2015.

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