The Rotary Club of Jamestown recently heard about the Jamestown Strategic Planning Committee's Action Team, known as GREATer Jamestown Jobs, which focuses on bringing young professionals to Chautauqua County. Composed of about 13 young professionals, their purpose is to connect companies and young professionals in order to build this area.
The team serves as an outlet for companies to find qualified individuals and vice versa. Often, area residents hear that young professionals cannot find gainful employment and companies cannot find qualified candidates to fill positions. The group hopes to change that, feeling that this area has a lot to offer. They are using avenues such as social media and the Internet, to post professional positions. When candidates have questions about the quality of life and opportunities to grow in Chautauqua County, they will be able to answer those from a similar standpoint.
Businesses are asked to contact a member of the team when they have a position being posted and they will help spread the word. And as always, they welcome new members and ideas.
The GREATer Jamestown Jobs Action Team spoke to the Rotary Club of Jamestown recently and were welcomed by the Club President Bill Tucker, fourth from right.
Members of the team include Megan Volpe of Jamestown Savings Bank, Frank Besse, of the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, Kase Kinney of Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Shane Uber of Spoto, Slater, & Sirwatka, Jacqueline Chiarot of U.S. Rep. Ton Reed's office, Ryan Atkins of The Post-Journal, J. Bryce Ireland of the Alliance Advisory Group, Inc., Blake Tarana of Tim Hortons, Kate Piazza of the Workforce Investment Board at Chautauqua Works, Hanna Soffel Briggs from ERA Team VP, Kris Sellstrom of the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities and Simone Mullinax from Jamestown Community College.