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Employers Match with Candidates During “Speed Date”-style Interviews

Summer is a popular season for employment in the construction industry, and there is a local company working to match job seekers with potential employers in the field. Eckerd Connects’ NCWorks NextGen will host young adults interested in entry-level construction positions and work experiences on Thursday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Hard Hats & Hammers—Construction Speed Interviews” is an interactive event that will introduce potential candidates to local hiring employers through multiple interviews on-site. Young adults will have four-minute interviews with HR professionals in the construction field. Participants should come prepared to discuss their interests and transferrable skills. Following the event, interviewees will receive helpful feedback and potential follow-up opportunities. Lunch will also be provided for all registered employers and participants.

“For most people, the idea of networking, applying, and interviewing is overwhelming,” says Eric Haddock, Project Manager at NCWorks NextGen. “But we have removed the mystery and the barriers from the process, so this event is an easy one-stop shop. Our job is getting young people work.”

The major focus of the NCWorks NextGen program is to connect in-school and out-of-school youth to career readiness, career guidance, remediation, community resources, and training opportunities. “Hard Hats & Hammers” is one of many events that take place throughout the year to match young people with local job opportunities. For those who are not “job-ready,” NextGen provides coaching and training to prepare them for their next step.

The event will take place at Re-City located at 112 Broadway Street Durham, NC 27701. To sign-up for the speed interview event, register on Eventbrite.