A growing number of employers are using the NCRC as a recruiting and hiring tool along with other factors to determine an applicant's fit for a job opening. In 2011, an anticipated 30,000 jobs will open in Oregon with six unemployed Oregonians for each job vacancy. Competition for these jobs will be fierce so having an NCRC may help a job seeker stand out in the job market.
Governor John Kitzhaber is scheduled to formally launch Oregon's NCRC at a press event on January 25th where he will outline how the tool will be used to develop and certify work-ready Oregonians. Worksystems staff will be at the event to discuss how we are implementing the NCRC in the Portland area.