Raimondo Announces Radio Campaign to Highlight Job Openings at the Quonset Business Park
Ads for QuonsetJobs.com Back on the Air, More Companies Hiring at Quonset
Quonset, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced Tuesday that the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) is launching a new radio advertising campaign to promote QuonsetJobs.com
. The successful online initiative makes Rhode Island job seekers aware of available positions at the Quonset Business Park and the Port of Davisville. The Business Park has sponsored similar advertising efforts over the past several years, helping to fill the more than 10,000 jobs now located at Quonset Business Park.
To hear the new radio ads, visit: http://www.quonset.com/quonsetjobscom-radio-campaign/default.aspx
"Attracting more companies to our state to help us grow jobs for Rhode Islanders is one of my top priorities," said Governor Raimondo. "This radio campaign will help us raise awareness about the open positions at the Quonset Business Park companies as part of an effort to connect the unemployed or underemployed with new opportunities for success."
With the addition of several new companies and growth of existing industries, there is a wide variety of jobs available. The openings include positions in engineering, mechanics, marketing, IT, and various other fields. Companies at the business park have added over 4,000 new jobs since 2005.
"Strengthening Rhode Island's economy is a top priority for Governor Raimondo," said Stefan Pryor, Governor Raimondo's nominee to become Rhode Island's first commerce secretary. "QuonsetJobs.com
is a way for us to connect Quonset Business Park companies with the skilled job candidates they need. This radio campaign is another way to connect employers with potential employees."
site includes listings of companies offering jobs, along with contact phone numbers or links to help in the job hunt and application process. Content for the website is changed on a weekly basis, as jobs are filled and Quonset tenants list new openings. The page also includes links to the state Department of Labor and Training (DLT), local community information, and helpful links for both job seekers and employers.
"We take great pride in having almost 200 companies here and the more than 10,000 people working at Quonset, and we want more Rhode Islanders to join in our success," said Steven J. King, P.E., QDC's Managing Director. "We are dedicated to helping our businesses get the most qualified candidates hired, and we believe Rhode Island has the best workers in the nation to choose from."
The QDC has also been partnering with the DLT since November 2014 to co-host job fairs at the Business Park on the first Wednesday of every month. The job fairs feature a variety of business park tenants looking to fill current openings, and have been attended by hundreds of job seekers. The next job fair is set for Wednesday, February 4 at the Wide World of Indoor Sports (WWIS) from 9 a.m. to noon. Tenant companies participating in the February job fair, include Greencore USA, Ocean State Job Lot, Senesco Marine, Toray Plastics, and others. The WWIS South location is located within the Quonset Business Park at 1610 Davisville Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852.
This week the Business Workforce Center of the RI DLT is also hosting a two-day recruitment to help fill nearly 400 positions with Greencore, USA. The events will take place from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Tuesday, February 3 and Wednesday, February 4 at the Providence netWORKri Career Center One Reservoir Avenue, Providence. The recruitment events are a joint collaboration between the DLT, Quonset Development Corporation, the Workforce Partnership of Greater RI, and the Workforce Solutions of Providence/Cranston. Greencore hopes to have their new 100,000 square foot facility up and running at Quonset Business Park by March of this year.
About Quonset Development Corporation: The Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) is a real estate development and property management company. Formed in 2005 it is responsible for the development and management of the 3,207 acre Quonset Business Park®. Quonset Business Park is the home to almost 200 companies, more than 10,000 full and part-time jobs, and the Port of Davisville, which is a Top Ten auto-importer in North America.
(release from Governor's Office)