Employer Resource Guide

EMPLOYER RESOURCE GUIDE

Whether you are a small business owner or a human resources professional, this reference guide will provide the tools and resources necessary to support the recruitment, training and retention of your workforce. As well as having a reputation for its natural beauty and undisturbed nature, the Northeast Kingdom is known for its hard-working, dedicated and loyal workers.

It all starts with finding the right people who fit your company or organization, workers who come to you with the necessary skill sets or have the ability learn those skills. We have tried to include as many state and local resources as we can find, but please continue to check back, as we will continue to add links and assistance in this guide. If you have any questions after reading this guide, contact information can be found at the end of the piece
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JOB RECRUITMENT


If you are looking to find links to state and regional resources that will assist you in reaching job applicants, please check out these resources below:

  • Post A Job/Find An Employee – If you are an employer and are looking for employees, this is a good place to start, by posting the particular position you would like on the&nbspVermont Department of Labor web site.
  • Vermont Job Link  – This is the actual job employment site for the Vermont Department of Labor, and it lists job postings for the entire state, but, more importantly, the tri-county region known as the Northeast Kingdom.
  • The Vermont Association of Business Industry and Rehabilitation/Creative Workforce Solutions - VABIR/CWS screens large pools of individuals to match the skills of the workers to the job requirements needed, saving businesses time in reviewing these qualified applicants themselves.
  • Westaff, Inc. – Westaff is a source for temporary jobs and permanent employment, offering placement in offices, clerical posts, light industrial jobs and all manner of technical positions.

WHO ARE YOUR EMPLOYEES?


There are a number of organizations that can assist you at looking at your possible employee base, including:

EMPLOYER ASSISTANCE & COMPLIANCE ISSUES


Not every new business has a human resources department, and the labor requirements may appear a bit intimidating at first glance, but the Vermont Department of Labor offers a number of specific and general online resources to help you navigate the reporting process.

Employer Assistance Information:


Employer Compliance Information:

TRAINING AND EDUCATION


With a high value on education, the Northeast Kingdom has many secondary, post-secondary and adult education providers that can support the development of your employees. All have a strong interest in serving the region to develop the abilities and skills your workers need to make your company or organization the most productive and efficient it can be.

With local offices in both St. Johnsbury and Newport, the Vermont Department of Labor (please see contact information at the end of the guide) is your one-stop location for coordination and possible funding.

Local Training Resources include:


Regional Training Providers include:
  • Lyndon State College’s Center for Professional Studies offers non-degree education such as certificate, diploma and licensure programs to professionals and those working to increase skills, advance to new positions, etc.
  • Community College of Vermont is an accessible, affordable and student-centered college, offering associate degree and certificate programs, as well as a wide selection of day, evening and online courses. It is part of the Vermont State Colleges system.
  • Lyndon Institute is the high school for communities surrounding the Lyndonville area. It offers a number of workforce training classes for students and those living in the area.
  • St. Johnsbury Academy is the high school for communities surrounding the St. Johnsbury area. It offers a number of workforce training classes for students and those living in the area.
  • Northeast Kingdom Learning Services-St. Johnsbury provides educational services to out-of-school youth, adults without a high school credential and workers seeking to improve their educational skills.
  • Northeast Kingdom Learning Services-Newport provides educational services to out-of-school youth, adults without a high school credential and workers seeking to improve their educational skills.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE EMPLOYER RESOURCE SECTION:


Vermont Department of Labor – St. Johnsbury Office

1197 Main St.-Ste. 1, P.O. Box 129
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
802-748-6620
jane.fortin@state.vt.us
www.vermontjoblink.com
www.labor.vermont.gov

Vermont Department of Labor – Newport Office
Emory E. Hebard State Office Building
100 Main St.- Ste. 210
Newport, VT 05855
jane.fortin@state.vt.us
www.vermontjoblink.com
www.labor.vermont.gov

FINDING NECESSARY SERVICES AND BUSINESSES

If you looking for a service or business in the Northeast Kingdom, please check out the Northeast Kingdom Chamber business directory, the most extensive resource guide on businesses in the tri-county region. Consumers are 80 percent more likely to buy products and services from businesses that are members of chambers of commerce.

The Northeast Kingdom Online Business Resource Guide is meant as a resource for those seeking to start, expand, relocate or transition a business. Please contact the Northeast Kingdom Chamber for permission to use or distribute this content. A PDF format of this guide is available to businesses upon request. Thank you.

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