Working for Workforce Development
As Workforce Development continues to be a priority issue among our Chamber members, the Chamber met with representatives from Broome-Tioga Workforce on the challenges facing employers at job fairs and how to modernize. There continues to be many open positions in Broome County, but we also lead the way in unemployment in New York State.
This is quite the quandary and needs multiple community partners to solve this problem. There has been a current trend of many smaller, industry specific job fairs to try to fill the gap in employment. The Chamber hosts 2 job fairs each year, and we partner with Broome –Tioga Workforce to ensure that individuals searching for jobs are attending the job fairs. We are brainstorming on different ways to ensure all present employers have access to the job seekers they are looking for.