Florham Park N.J. – August 23, 2020 – 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), a division of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, with support from the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, 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. “In order 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.”
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 its 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. Jane Armstrong is director of the board. “Connect to Morris promotes Morris County’s strong job market and high quality of life,” Armstrong said. “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.
“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.”
“We believe Connect to Morris can play a major role in helping the Morris County economy and its businesses and workers to recover from the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus,” Hunscher added. “We see this as becoming an invaluable resource for the county’s business and nonprofit community.”
About the Morris County Chamber of Commerce
The Morris County Chamber of Commerce has more than 725 member organizations that range from entrepreneurs and small businesses to large corporations and Fortune 500 companies. The chamber’s mission is to collaboratively advance the interests of its members to champion a thriving business and community environment. The chamber’s many events, meetings and seminars provide a platform for its members to connect, collaborate, learn and succeed. The chamber is dedicated to the advancement of Morris County's businesses and community by providing services, information and advocacy to support the success of its member organizations. They are headquartered in Florham Park.
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