Posted Monday, August 24th, 2020
Connecting Local Companies with Local Talent in Morris County
A new website allowing employers to post job openings and business profiles, and prospective workers to search for compatible open positions, has been introduced by the Morris County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC).
The EDC, which is a division of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce,launched the website with support from the Morris County Board of Freeholders, and in coordination with the Morris/Sussex/Warren Workforce Development Board.
The website – connecttomorris.com – is intended to be a hyper-local resource where businesses in the community can post job opportunities and a company profile, including a video showing prospective employees why the business is a great place to work, according to Meghan Hunscher, president of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce.
“Our mission is to ensure that Morris County’s economy continues to thrive,” Hunscher said. “To do so, businesses need a way to reach prospective employees, both locally and those considering relocating to the county, to showcase themselves and open positions they are trying to fill. In addition, workers need to be as informed as possible about job opportunities available in their community. We are providing a reliable resource for both.”
“Morris County is committed to supporting businesses to help them attract top talent to grow and sustain the economy of Morris County, which is a Forbes ‘top 10’ county in the country,” said Deborah Smith, Morris County Freeholder Director.
“Connect to Morris will allow companies in a variety of industries to create profiles and post videos about the benefits of working for their company and relocating to Morris County, which has a tremendous amount to offer. Residents and students will also be able to search for opportunities with companies in the county and stay in New Jersey,” Freeholder Smith added.
The website, with the tagline “Connecting Local Companies with Local Talent,” allows businesses to load their profiles at no charge, segmented by industry sector, and offers pages for employers to post job openings and individuals to post resumes.
There also is a page showcasing the quality of life in Morris County, a page for students and a resources page. The “Connect to Morris” website is also a resource that allows postings by nonprofits seeking volunteers and board members, as well as for apprenticeships and internships.
The chamber will encourage members to post profiles and job openings on the website and the Workforce Development Board will recruit additional businesses to populate the site, according to Hunscher.
“Connect to Morris promotes Morris County’s strong job market and high quality of life,” said Workforce Development Board Director Jane Armstrong. “It is an essential resource for our business community and residents.”
The website was funded through the MCEDC as a public, private and nonprofit initiative.