PCDP releases ‘Preble County Careers’ job portal

New endeavor aims to connect employers and job seekers.

R-H Staff

PREBLE COUNTY – Need a job? Need an employee?

Preble County Careers is bridging the gap between job seekers and opportunities, and employers and the current and emerging workforce.

After years of a planning and months of hard work, the Preble County Development Partnership this week is introducing to the public the new Preble County-centric job portal: preblecountycareers.com.

“Our local companies are in need of and seeking local talent, who all too often do not realize the opportunities available to them in their own backyards,” PCDP Economic Development Director Brenda Latanza said.

The goal of Preble County Careers is to ensure individuals in the community and surrounding area are aware of the jobs and careers available to them here in Preble County.

“All the careers listed on preblecountycareers.com will be located in Preble County,” Latanza stressed.

“Our mission is to connect job seekers of all ages with local businesses. We are also focusing heavily at steering high school students, college students and adults toward the appropriate training and/or education that can lead to a career that is available right here, right now,” Latanza added.

“There are jobs available in Preble County, and there are job seekers in Preble County. It’s now time to connect the two groups, and Preble County Careers aims to do just that,” Preble County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Leslie Collins said. “This job portal will help secure a strong workforce for our hometown businesses, and our communities will grow stronger because of it.”

“And it doesn’t matter the age of the job seeker – teens from Preble County’s five school districts who participated in a junior leadership conference in fall 2018 resoundingly said they wanted a ‘job board’ letting them know what jobs were available in Preble County,” Collins added. “Now they will have it and be trained to use it.”

Working with the Preble County Educational Service Center’s new Career Connections Director, Harold Niehaus, Preble County Careers will ensure students in every Preble County school district — Eaton, National Trail, Preble Shawnee, Tri-County North and Twin Valley South — will be registered and connected to options for their future. Options the PCDP Board of Trustees hopes will encourage the emerging workforce to remain in Preble County upon graduation or come back home to work following their chosen postsecondary education option.

Preble County businesses of all sizes are encouraged to register their company and post all job openings on the site. Local residents and other jobseekers looking to work in Preble County are encouraged to register and upload their resumes to the database as well, allowing them to be matched to careers fitting their backgrounds.

Visit www.preblecountycareers.com today to register and explore what the future in Preble County holds.

New endeavor aims to connect employers and job seekers.

R-H Staff