Melissa Rea Concord Chamber

Concord chamber supports local hiring

Concord chamber supports local hiring
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Melissa Rea Concord ChamberCONCORD, CA (Sept. 19, 2021) — Many businesses are currently hiring, but the pool of applicants is not applying as usual.

Throughout the pandemic, many people needed to seek new employment – whether it was a decided career change or an unfortunate layoff. There are many resources available for both job seekers and employers in our communities to help hire or even provide training to ensure the proper skills are met.

Chamber members can post open positions on the chamber’s website at The information will also be shared via the chamber’s various social media platforms. These are great ways for businesses to increase search engine optimization (SEO) and searchability.

In addition, the chamber recently created a Facebook group called “Greater Concord CA Job Listings” for businesses in the area to post and share their jobs.

Solving workforce challenges

The Workforce Development Board (WDB) of Contra Costa County is a great resource to solve workforce challenges by partnering with local education, economic development, labor and community organizations. The WDB offers a variety of services to help further your career, whether it be searching for a job, creating an attention-catching resume or brushing up on various skills. They also offer specialized training to help employees be placed into the trades and vocational jobs.

Express Employment Professionals, a chamber member, helps job seekers find a job that works with their skillset and experience and also gives employers assurance that employees will fit well with the business. Express Employment can assist with both full-time and temporary staffing, as well as human resources services and consulting. The Concord branch is locally owned, providing confidence the staffing agency is aware of the community needs and insights on who is in need while receiving personalized help.

Hiring a local workforce ensures we can create a “live, work, play” community, investing in our workforce, keeping dollars spent locally and driving economic vitality.

Melissa Rea is Director of Operations & Marketing for ­Concord Chamber of Commerce. For more information call 925-685-1181, visit or stop by the office at 2280 Diamond Blvd., Suite 200, in Concord.