Employers First Regional Workforce Network

Program Description

The Employers First Regional Workforce Network is a regional public-private partnership working to supply businesses with the talent they need to compete and grow in the Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana region. Employers First is a collaboration of  the Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (NKWIB), the Southwest Ohio Region Workforce Investment Board (SWORWIB) serving Cincinnati/Hamilton County), Workforce One Investment Board of Southwest Ohio serving Butler, Warren Clermont Counties, and Indiana Region 9 Workforce Board.

Who does the Program Benefit / What are the Benefits?

Our region's economic success depends on our ability to provide a qualified workforce. Businesses increasingly need higher skilled workers to succeed in the new economy. Yet, despite high unemployment, one-in-three local businesses struggle to find qualified workers for in-demand jobs, and nearly half expect difficulty in the next three to five years. The problem? Fragmented services that are difficult for employers to navigate, and an inadequately prepared workforce that lacks the technical and professional skills demanded by employers.  Employers First Regional Workforce Network aligns and coordinates workforce services for the employers of our region, thus mobilizing the region's resources to make sure employers have the talent they need to succeed.

Services Offered within the Program

Employers First provides a streamlined approach to deliver workforce solutions in response to employer needs. Through a single contact point, Employers First assists employers by understanding their employment needs, navigating the workforce and education resources available to address those needs, and connect employers with the best solutions to meet their needs.

Assessing Talent

  • Job Postings
  • Job Candidate Recruitment & Screening
  • Job Fairs

Developing Talent

  • Skills Assessments
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Soft/Performance  Skills Training
  • Occupational Skills Training
  • Incumbent Worker Training
  • Connection to Education and Training Programs
Contact Information

For more information, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 859.283.1885 or visit the Employers First website.

Contact Information

Northern Kentucky Area Development District

22 Spiral Drive
Florence, KY 41042
P: 859.283.1885
F: 859.283.8178
TDD: 711
For general questions, please email info@nkadd.org

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