DHI Media Staff Report
VAN WERT — One more tool is ready for use in the struggle to match talent, especially hometown talent, with local job opportunities. Van Wert Works, is a web-based employment service featuring area employers looking for employees. It is based on a successful program for Mercer, Auglaize, and Darke County employees called Hometown Opportunity.
On Wednesday night, the new site went online at VanWertJobs.com and thus far the site is getting a good reaction.
“So far, the feedback from the businesses has been wonderful,” offers Van Wert County Economic Development Director Sarah Smith. “I can already see there being a need in the future to hire someone just to manage the website, which is the same thing that happened in Mercer County for their website Hometown Opportunity.”
Unlike the neighboring site, Van Wert Works will not allow direct submissions of resumes on the site, but it will be continually updated with new jobs and opportunities. According to Smith, four new job openings were emailed from local companies on the first day the site went live.
Directions to responding to the job postings can be found on the site.