NMDWS News Release - June 16, 2020: All Hands, New Mexico!
Updated: Jun 17, 2020
For Immediate Release
June 16, 2020
Contact: Stacy Johnston
Acting Public Information Officer
All Hands, New Mexico! Connecting job seekers to businesses with immediate job openings
(Albuquerque, NM) – As the state continues its efforts for economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) and New Mexico Workforce Connection Centers (NMWC) are here to help businesses quickly fill their vacant positions with skilled workers they can depend on through the initiative All Hands, New Mexico!
“As Governor Lujan Grisham oversees the re-opening of New Mexico’s economy safely it is important for New Mexicans to know what jobs are now available,” said NMDWS Cabinet Secretary Bill McCamley. “Getting back to work means earning a paycheck and providing needed services so that our communities stay healthy as we recover economically.”
Businesses across New Mexico who are looking to hire workers to meet a surge in demand for well-qualified workforce talent can quickly post their positions by filing out a short hiring intake form on the NMDWS website at https://www.dws.state.nm.us/COVID-19-Post-Jobs. Local NMWC Business Representatives will work closely with each business to ensure all job posting information is collected, search for qualified candidates within the New Mexico Workforce Connection Online System, conduct any necessary screening, and help employers shorten the hiring process.
All Hands, New Mexico! is designed to connect New Mexico workers with New Mexico businesses that have urgent hiring needs. Many talented job seekers who lost their job or had hours reduced as a result of COVID-19 and are looking for their next career opportunity may register within the New Mexico Workforce Connection Online System at www.jobs.state.nm.us. Here, a job seeker can upload their resume, highlight their transferable skills, and list previous work experience that NMWC Business Representatives will utilize in their search for qualified candidates to recommend to the businesses they are assisting.
The New Mexico Workforce Connection Online System is a one-stop online resource for information on identifying a career path and looking for, applying for, and obtaining a job. Job seekers may also set up a Virtual Recruiter within the system that will provide real-time alerts to well-matched job opportunities in their region of choice.
“COVID-19 recovery requires we do all we can to support our businesses in reopening as quickly and safely as possible,” said Tracey Bryan, Chair of the New Mexico State Workforce Board. “The workforce system has become the single best source for identifying potential talent, based upon the unprecedented number of people who filed unemployment claims and are now seeking employment assistance through the New Mexico Workforce Connection. This includes thousands of experienced workers, some facing unemployment for the first time, who are ready to get back to work and start a new chapter in their careers.”
Businesses may also obtain information from NMWC on available resources to support upskilling and/or providing training to existing workers, assistance with interviewing, hosting virtual job fairs, and more. To learn more, contact the local NMWC office near you at https://www.dws.state.nm.us/en-us/Office-Locations.