Marcy Angelo, Manager of Business Development with the Regional Chamber, joined us for our meeting this afternoon. 
 
JobsNow Workforce Initiative: 
The JobsNow Workforce Initiative was created to help close the gap between the demand for skilled labor and the supply of workforce-ready employees in the Valley by publicizing available jobs, connecting qualified workers to those positions and attracting talent to the area.
 

1. PUBLICIZE YOUR AVAILABLE JOBS

Partner WKBN promotes in-demand jobs and openings on news telecasts on a weekly basis. Designed to reach a wide range of the employable population, the segments make the public aware of current job opportunities and prompt them to contact the company to apply.

2. CONNECT QUALIFIED WORKERS BY OFFERING FREE DRUG TESTING

Drug testing is available for Chamber businesses for their potential applicants at no cost to the employer through Steward WorkMed. This process will ensure eligibility of potential employees and allow employers to efficiently and effectively proceed to fill their workforce needs. 

3. ATTRACT TALENT TO YOUR COMPANY

Attracting qualified and capable human capital into the Valley is often difficult for many employers in the community. We can help encourage out-of-area applicants to move to the Valley in order to fill the workforce demands of Chamber member businesses.

As of March 2018, there have been a total of 17,875 job postings in Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana Counties collectively. 
 
Companies with hiring needs can contact Nick Santucci, Director, Education & Workforce Development, at nick@regionalchamber.com or 330-744-2131 x. 1103.