At the Greater Peoria EDC, we are constantly trying to connect available talent to available jobs in the region. One of the first tools we launched to accomplish this goal was the Greater Peoria Talent Connection.
The GP Talent connection is a bi-weekly e-newsletter that contains resumes of available talent. We want to help employers connect with high-quality talent in the region, while giving job seekers the opportunity to secure employment and remain in the area.
GP native Chelsea Peck recently utilized Talent Connection and landed a high-level position with i3 Broadband one month after her position was eliminated from her previous employer! Chelsea applied for various positions using common job search sites, such as Glassdoor, Indeed, and LinkedIn. After submitting several applications online, she submitted her resume to the GP Talent Connection e-newsletter.
“I shared my resume with Kate, told her what I was looking for, and she shared my resume through the Talent Connection,” said Chelsea, the new Marketing and Public Relations Manager for i3 Broadband. “It was nice working directly with Kate and having the website with all the local job openings. The simplicity of having it all in one place and having that friendly voice behind it to know that someone is looking out for you is amazing.”
Dan Kennedy, the CEO of i3 Broadband, also benefited from the tool.
“We utilize various national and online entities to find candidates for positions in the company, but our experience with the GP Talent Connection provided precisely the candidate we were looking for with Chelsea,” Dan said. “The GP Talent Connection is an invaluable resource for any company in the area.”
We are continuing to share resumes with our employers through the GP Talent Connection. If you are a CEO, HR Director or Recruiter, we recommend you subscribe to the e-newsletter. If you are a job seeker, please send your resume to Kate Cundiff, our Director of Workforce Solutions, at firstname.lastname@example.org.