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Employer Recruitment Specialist

Company: The WorkPlace
Location: Bridgeport
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Job Description:

EOE STATEMENT: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Job Title: Employer Recruitment Specialist (Bridgeport/Hartford/New Haven)

Department: Operations

Reports To: Program Manager - CT P2E Program

Classification: Non-Exempt

Salary Grade : $45,000 to $50,000



The WorkPlace is an organization of ideas, actions, resources, and initiatives - all designed to strengthen the workforce. 'Think it forward' is our corporate culture. Every discipline within our organization is encouraged to innovate and activate as we put ideas into motion for the greater good of the economy and society as a whole. As a not-for-profit organization with state-wide and national workforce development programming, our goals are to ensure that the workforce can acquire the necessary skills to move along a career path and ensure businesses have the talent they need to grow.

The Employer Recruitment Specialist will provide guidance, counseling, support, and other employment-related services to program participants. The position will establish and maintain activities to develop and secure job openings with local employers, market the program and coordinate participant job placement activity. The Employer Recruitment Specialist will establish relationships with employers and businesses, promoting the services provided by the program.

Identify employment opportunities and supervise program participants with the job search process, including job matching, job fairs, networking and other related employment workshops.
Research, recruit and secure available employment opportunities with businesses promoting the services available through the program.
Provide follow-up services to participants that have completed training services maintaining their connection to the program until they have achieved their job placement.
Represent The WorkPlace at events including chamber activities, job fairs and business expositions.
Coordinate and host job fairs, employer recruitment, on/off-site visits with employers to establish relationships and identify and develop job opportunities for participants.
Maintain participant records to include eligibility documents, assessment forms, referral logs and other documents as required.
Assist participants with interviews preparation prior to all interviews to maximize the chance for successful outcomes.
Research job market and employment trends and stay connected to the local American Job Center.
Other duties as assigned


Responsible for own work and not required to direct or supervise other personnel but may occasionally instruct or show another employee how to perform the work.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Certified Professional R--sum-- Writer preferred or willingness to obtain this credential
Knowledge of databases/case management systems
Comfortable making outgoing phone calls to business and organizations

Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a four-year college. At least one year of related experience. Sales expereinced preferred.


The ability to understand more advanced computer skills and be proficient in the advanced knowledge of software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access.


Funding for this position is from a federal and/or state source and may require proof of vaccination or weekly testing.



LOCATION: CT, Bridgeport


Keywords: The WorkPlace, Bridgeport , Employer Recruitment Specialist, Human Resources , Bridgeport, Connecticut

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