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OsceolaIowaJobs.com website launches to aid finding employment in Clarke County

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 9:48 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 1:55 a.m. CDT
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Contributed photo Pictured is the homepage for the website OsceolaIowaJobs.com.

Are you looking for a job in Osceola and don’t know how to take that first step? Now, there’s a solution for your problem — OsceolaIowaJobs.com

The website, which was formed through Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC), allows people looking for jobs to connect with local employers.

“Well, you know, the Internet gives you the ability to have a world-wide presence. So, why not use it?” said Bill Trickey, executive director of CCDC. “We decided we would create a website called OsceolaIowaJobs.com — so there’d be no question about where this is.”

Account

The website was launched Feb. 7. A person may register for an account, put in their information and select types of work desired.

Anybody interested in looking for a job may register for a free account on the website.

Trickey said the website has been created so people who register may take the opportunity to remain anonymous. When employers log on to the website, they will only see the names the system gives to its registered users.

Employers may send an email through the website, and through the system, the email will reach the registered user or applicant.

A registered user’s account will last for 30 days.

“After 30 days, you’ll get a note saying you’re coming off, so if you haven’t found a job, go back and renew your profile,” Trickey said.

There is also no cost for the employers or companies to be on the website.

Getting the word out

Trickey said Southwestern Community College officials are making sure their students are aware of the website.

According to Trickey, one of the reasons for creating the website was the challenge southern Iowa faces of attracting skilled workers to the area. However, Trickey said there’s a lot of great businesses in south-central Iowa, including close to 4,000 non-farming jobs in Clarke County.

“In the economic development business — it’s like any business — we say it’s a lot better to grow the business you have than spend a lot of time trying to attract new business,” Trickey said.

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