Your workforce will be your business' biggest asset. When you're ready to expand, attracting and retaining a quality workforce will give your business one of its highest returns on investment. The Kentucky Career Center offers a number of resources when it comes to finding and training employees. Kentucky now has a one-stop delivery system of workforce services for new, expanding and existing companies—connecting Kentucky businesses with intelligent workforce solutions. Several government and educational entities have joined forces to create the Kentucky Skills Network. The three-fold mission: To assist companies with recruitment and job placement, provide customized training and provide training incentives when needed.
Those funding opportunities include grants-in-aid and skills training investment credits for classroom training, on-the-job training, tuition and certification training, train-the-trainer travel, and entry level and skills upgrade training.
Through this new comprehensive approach, Kentucky has the necessary resources that allow flexible and customizable training specific to company needs.
Finding quality employees is easier in Kentucky with e3.ky.gov thanks to the Kentucky Career Center. On this site, users can apply for jobs and training, apply for unemployment insurance, and employers can search for employees.
As your business expands, you'll need to consider not only your immediate staffing needs, but employee benefits, salaries, employee handbooks, insurance, taxes and recordkeeping. If you need help in understanding the basics or need to know where to begin, the US Small Business Administration provides a number of resources for hiring employees. More information is available on this site under Managing Employees.