TalentABQ is a joint initiative, made possible with the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions and Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) to connect employers and job seekers across Albuquerque using skills-based hiring. Albuquerque Mayor, Richard Berry, has been a driving force in this initiative. HRMA Past Presidents Tammy Jaramillo and Barbara Marcus have been strong supporters of TalentABQ, allowing I+E ample venues to engage chapter members in TalentABQ’s work. Long time HRMA member and leader, Randy Richardson, has greatly accelerated the I+E’s work of engaging Albuquerque employers that Karen Mickool and Linda Strauss helped I+E start.
Through TalentABQ.org, job postings are automatically assessed for the scores job seekers will need to do the job, and job seekers can search for jobs that match their individual skill scores. When a job seeker’s skills don’t match, they are directed to “skill up” and can sign up for a free KeyTrain account. KeyTrain is an online curriculum validated to improve workplace skills and increase WorkKeys scores. Albuquerque employers can use this service for free, and job seekers can take the WorkKeys assessments and skill up at one of the dozens of Albuquerque locations for free!
Visit talentabq.org to learn more.