Place Qualified Talent in Unfilled Jobs
GROW, RETAIN & ATTRACT TALENT
Hampton Roads Workforce Council
Get as many people back to work as fast as possible by encouraging 757 employers to hire local qualified talent first.
Assemble a planning task force that will work together to formulate the optimal plan to design and launch a centralized and well-promoted job posting website.
As part of the site, encourage employers to follow best practices in advancing minority hires.
The 757 Has Qualified Talent Available for Hire
In Wave 3 of the 757 Recovery and Resilience Business Leaders Survey, 38% of respondents said they had reduced their workforce as part of COVID-19.
63% of business leaders (in Wave 3) feel their businesses will be affected for one year or more (up from 43% in Wave 2).
As part of the 757 Recovery and Resilience Action Framework planning, several committees identified the possibility of a centralized, region-wide job placement database. This concept was tested (in Wave 3) and 47% (Top-2 Box) support a centralized, well-promoted, job posting website that was shared among multiple partners in the region.
Part of this plan will include finding a way to make this entire initiative self-funding through website sponsors.The launch of this website will be closely coordinated with the work of Campus757, an online jobs placement service targeting local college graduates.
Key performance indicators will be developed as part of this overall plan.