West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Connects Job-Seekers to Employers
Job hunting: nobody really enjoys it, but everyone has to do it at some point in their lives. Most of the time, searching for a job is a frustrating, time-consuming project, complicated this last year and a half by a severely lagging economy. Often, employers struggle to find the talent they need to help their businesses thrive, and employees simply do not know which businesses are hiring. Recognizing that connecting employers to employees is crucial in helping West Virginia’s economy thrive, the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce has recently created a jobs outreach program that connects prospective employees to employers in the region.
In this effort, the Chamber accepts resumes from job-seekers and actively searches for job openings from local employers. Amanda Pasdon, director of business development and investment, uses an online form for employers to advertise their available jobs, and social media outlets to inform local job-seekers of employment opportunities. Though it is just in its infancy, the Chamber hopes to increase the breadth of this program to expand its capabilities as a mini-staffing service.
“In this economic downturn we are looking to help our employers any way we can,” said Amanda Pasdon, director of business development and investment at the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce. “This is a member service that we have found to be very beneficial to our members.”