What’s a Workforce Development Board and what can it do for you? Meet your local WDB: NOVA. Sunnyvale-based NOVA provides nationally-recognized workforce services for businesses and job seekers.
NOVA, which receives funding through the federal Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act, has a number of services that might surprise you. In addition to operating comprehensive career centers for local job seekers, NOVA’s services for business include staffing and recruitment assistance, linkages to labor market information, outplacement assistance, and connections to information about business tax credits and resources to help you train and retain your current workforce.
NOVA’s customer base is both local job seekers and local companies. Their goal is to train unemployed workers in the skills employers actually need and make the connection between those needs and skilled talent. NOVA has local companies on its board to guide its initiatives and programs. For example, NOVA has board members from Google, Amazon, Applied Materials, and Veritas, as well as small business representatives.
Businesses find that NOVA can tailor services to meet their unique needs, at no cost. The HR Manager at Jennings Technology commented, “NOVA’s ability to provide our company with qualified candidates for our most critical openings has been unbelievably beneficial. We’ve been able to minimize our recruitment efforts due to NOVA’s expansive and impressive candidate pool, as well as the ease in working with the staff at NOVA.”
If growing your workforce is in your plans, give NOVA a call at (408) 730-7232 and ask to speak with a business liaison, or learn more at novaworks.org. NOVA is your partner for business success!