By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky
The launch of the Kentucky Talent Hub comes at a critical time for the state’s COVID-19 pandemic recovery. Kentucky’s labor force participation ranks 48th in the nation at only 56.4 percent and there are over 100,000 open jobs across the Commonwealth.
The Kentucky Chamber Foundation and Workforce Center created a new online platform to connect employers with job seekers.
“Kentucky has many signature industries, but talent is our greatest export,” said Kentucky Chamber Foundation Workforce Center Executive Director LaKisha Miller. “Kentucky Talent Hub will help connect Kentucky employers with the talent they need so we can continue to grow and cultivate new opportunities for Kentuckians inside our state.”
About Kentucky Talent Hub
The new user-friendly, automated website will help address Kentucky’s workforce needs. Employers across all industries can post opportunities of any kind, including full-time, part-time, fair chance, freelance, and internship positions to the site.
The platform also provides a space for employers to directly engage with applicants and job seekers, view each applicant’s Kentucky Talent Hub profile and credentials, and more. As employers continue to post their open positions, job seekers will set up a custom Kentucky Talent Hub profile to search and directly apply for opportunities based on location, industry, highest education credential needed, fair chance employment, and more.
Workforce and education partners can post events and resources to engage not only employers and job seekers, but anyone looking for new professional experiences and training.
The active job listings that were previously on the Who’s Hiring page were transferred to the Kentucky Talent Hub website. Employers and job seekers can begin adding and applying for positions now at talenthubky.com.