City launches website to help businesses fill vacancies and help unemployed people find work

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) – In an effort to fill vacancies in the community, the City of Bowling Green and the Warren County government have partnered to target those currently unemployed or underemployed who are already there and to attract new talent to the Southern Kentucky area.

“Our awareness campaign aims to recruit and attract labor and to communicate our superior quality of life, our jobs and our opportunities to all who live in this region and to those who live in areas of migration. out of the country,” said Warren County Judge-Executive Mike Buchanan, one of the key players on the project.

The website will go live this week and is a step in the effort to connect employees with employers who are actively hiring.

“Bowling Green and Warren County have so much to offer with their quality of life, low taxes, health care, great school systems, location, and our thousands of career opportunities,” said Jeff Meisel, Director of Bowling Green City.

The site, created by CrowdSouth, will be the main resource for job seekers to research companies that are currently hiring and learn more about the area and what makes it an attractive place to live. Hiring 10-county area employers will also have the opportunity to submit information to have their business featured at no cost to them. The campaign will also include digital and traditional outreach in the coming months, aimed at connecting employers with candidates.

At the start of 2022, there were more than 4,000 open positions in sectors such as manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare, education, construction, logistics, retail, etc.

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