As businesses continue to reopen, finding employees is a challenge in some major sectors. To help job seekers to better connect with employers, NH Employment Security (NHES) launched a new online workforce recruitment portal in late July, nhjobs.nh.gov, with more than 1,000 job openings, the majority of which are in long-term care facilities and manufacturing.
“This really started with the governor’s stipend program for frontline workers in the long-term care sector,” says Richard Lavers, deputy commissioner of NHES. “In working with those employers, we quickly realized there was a significant need for additional assistance with recruitment. We started building this new site and are now growing it beyond long-term care to provide opportunities for employers in all sectors across New Hampshire with the ability to connect with Granite Staters looking to get back to work.”
The pandemic shut down the large-scale recruitment events the state has historically sponsored in the spring and fall, yet many employers that are still hiring are finding it difficult to connect with potential employees despite high unemployment.
Those searching for a position are able to select from a list of communities, occupations and titles in which they are interested and are able to submit a form directly to the employer. Employers with job openings can reach out to contact NHES at email@example.com to get their information posted.