- Associated Press - Sunday, September 27, 2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Capital One is offering career development services to employees at its soon-to-be-closed Sioux Falls office where 750 jobs will be eliminated.

The company has opened a career development center in its office with a staff of 10 people, providing employees with one-on-one counseling and classes addressing resume writing, interviewing and networking, the Argus Leader (https://argusne.ws/1NOhJDO ) reported. Capital One’s last day in Sioux Falls is Dec. 11.

The center also has an online tool that lets employees go through mock interviews and listen back to their responses.

“Our participation rate within the career development center is approaching 90 percent of our associates,” Capital One local manager Dave Long said. “As a site, we’re averaging just over three hours a week of people taking advantage.”

Employees are also getting four hours of paid time off a week to look for new work.

“Whether that’s attending an individual session, working in the computer lab, and we will pay them to go do their interview,” Long said. About 50 employees have left for new jobs so far.

The company has talked to Sioux Falls’ largest employers and heard about job openings elsewhere, Long said. A job fair will be held at the office on Oct. 7 and 8.


Information from: Argus Leader, https://www.argusleader.com

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