The City of Dublin received a Workforce & Talent Award from the Mid-America Economic Development Council (EDC). The Workforce & Talent award recognizes an activity or innovative program that attracts new talent to the area, strengthens the skills of the existing workforce and/or encourages retention of new talent in the area.
The City was honored for the Chatstrike Hiring Event held in July that supported recruiting efforts for Dublin-based businesses in the medical and bioscience industries. The event featured a virtual job lobby where those interested in working in Dublin could conveniently chat with job recruiters at participating companies.
More than 250 job candidates participated in the event. A second event, Dublin Talent Connect, was offered for industries across Dublin with more than 1,000 job seekers participating. Future events are planned for 2023.
“The Chatstrike platform offers an easy-to-use, manageable tool for recruiters, and the online components make it convenient for job seekers looking for a new role,” says City of Dublin Director of Economic Development Jennifer Klus. “The response from both our business partners and potential employees has been incredible, and I’m thrilled we found a meaningful way to support both sides of the recruiting process.”
For many years, Mid-America EDC has sponsored the annual Economic Development Awards competition to recognize and stimulate the creative use of quality marketing by economic development organizations throughout the 13-state Mid-America region in promoting their respective communities. The awards were presented at the organization’s Mid-America Competitiveness Conference.
More than 4,300 businesses operate within Dublin and the City’s diversified corporate base includes Fortune 1000 headquarters, start-ups, emerging tech companies, higher education and international businesses. The City was named “Best Suburb for Business” for the 12th consecutive year by Columbus CEO magazine. Dublin is committed to being the city where diverse businesses want to be located to grow, thrive and participate in the global economy.
About the City of Dublin, Ohio, USA
Dublin is a city of nearly 50,000 residents located just northwest of Columbus, Ohio. It offers residents and corporate citizens responsive services, attractive housing options, superior public education, direct regional highway access, abundant park space, thoughtful and strategic planning, innovative ideas and technology and a dynamic community life. Dublin is ranked the number one small city in Ohio and is consistently named one of the safest cities in the nation. It is home to more than 20 corporate headquarters, an entrepreneurial center, 4,300+ businesses, world-class events and the urban, walkable Bridge Street District. For more information, visit DublinOhioUSA.gov or call 614.410.4400.