BY EMMA PEPPER, DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS, THE HUB
The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) recently released the results of an ongoing survey that said there are more than 1000 manufacturing jobs currently open in West Virginia, most of them new positions. RCBI’s Appalachian Hatchery program, a project that is underwritten by federal funds made available through the POWER Initiative to drive economic opportunity in communities across Appalachia that are put at a historic disadvantage due to a reliance on the coal industry, is monitoring the availability of these jobs.
Derek Scarbro, Director of the Appalachian Hatchery, says, “RCBI will continue to monitor the state of hiring in West Virginia through its Appalachian Hatchery program, a POWER project, that has allowed RCBI to hire up to seven new outreach specialists who are visiting our manufacturers every day.”
Many of these job openings are listed on RCBI’s new resource website, call the Business-to-Business Marketplace. The website is a free online networking tool for manufacturers and support companies to post information about their businesses’ products, services, capabilities, contract opportunities, equipment, and job openings.
Find the Business-to-Business Marketplace at http://www.b2bwv.com/.