The Pasco Economic Development Council (Pasco EDC) recently added new features on workforceCONNECTpasco.com.
The new ConnectOPP tool allows employers to help bridge the gap between employers and job seekers, according to a Pasco EDC news release.
The website now features more tools and resources for the Pasco County business community aimed at helping people wanting to fill openings and people searching for work.
The ConnectOpp tool is an opportunity platform for businesses to form connections and share experiences. It is aimed at building robust talent pipelines, exploring careers and cultivating sought-after skills in Pasco.
The idea is to serve as a conduit between those who have positions to offer and those who are seeking opportunities.
The goal is to enable employers to play a role in helping individuals discover their career interests, to acquaint them with job prospects and to guide them toward acquiring the skills needed to pursue their desired career paths.
The website also includes an interactive map tool helping users to discover the range of options available that seek the job user’s skills and ambitions. The companies listed on this tool offer employee training and/or professional development opportunities.
Pasco’s employment opportunities include jobs in advanced manufacturing, aerospace, aviation, defense, business and professional services, high technology, life sciences and medical technology, logistics and distributions.
The website also includes a resource page for employers and job seekers, with resources catering specifically to each audience.
It also has a collection of data and statistics to help users collect data to make decisions for their individual business and workforce.
The goal of workforceConnect is to connect Pasco’s businesses and career seekers with valuable data and community resources, the news release notes. The program is supported by Penny for Pasco.
Bill Cronin, Pasco EDC’s president/CEO, noted in the release that Pasco’s target industry has increased by 50.7% over the past decade and has more than 10,500 jobs in the pipeline that need to be filled over the next 10 years.
“It’s crucial that we continue to work with our business community to understand their workforce needs and align them with the proper education and training partners,” Cronin said.
“This refreshed platform gives them many opportunities to connect with resources and career seekers.”
Published November 01, 2023