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How Tech Valley Connect Works

Tech Valley Connect focuses on building both professional and personal ties to the area through networking. According to the Department of Labor, 70 percent of all people employed obtained their positions through networking.

Much attention has been given to the two-career problem which has become a major challenge for PhD and professional hiring employers, costing anywhere from two-to-four times the salary for each professional hire they lose. Tech Valley Connect helps with placement of an accompanying spouse/partner by having formed a consortium of area employers who are committed to the dual career solution. In addition to the usual settling-in services such as information about the community, schools, and cultural opportunities, our program uses our consortium’s resources and arranges  informational interviews with highly placed professionals in the field of the partner. These informational interviews will serve as networking opportunities in accelerating the partner’s job search.

Ways to Partner with Tech Valley Connect

Consortium Member

  • Enhanced recruitment compensation package to new hires
  • Includes 2-hour Pre-Hire Consult with candidate and/or family
  • Unique audience for employers to quality candidates through high-level networking
  • Access to password protected client resumes
  • Link to Tech Valley Connect’s  job listings
  • Invited to all social events
  • Highlight company profile in quarterly newsletter
  • Promote employer on marketing materials and website

Community Partner

  • Invited to all social events
  • Access to password protected client resumes
  • Link to Tech Valley Connect’s  job listings
  • May host events
  • Submit articles to quarterly newsletter
  • Web advertising as vetted resource
  • Website exposure to employers and relocated families
  • Promote employer on marketing materials and website

Annual Member

  • Unique audience to quality candidates through high-level networking
  • Participates in social events
  • Access to password protected client resumes
  • Link to job listings within employer’s organization
  • Ongoing promotion of employer’s current job openings

Sponsorships

  • Various levels available - Affords organizations direct exposure to high-end demographic of a newly relocated professional
  • Sponsor events - Businesses may choose to pick an upcoming Tech Valley Connect social event they wish to support

Resource

  • Website advertising where vetted companies,  medical practices and organizations convey their “wow” factors while explaining  their products or services

Please contact us for more information about becoming part of our regional consortium.

 

Working With Us

If you decide to become part of this regional consortium, we would suggest you review your forecasted hiring for the coming year and then schedule a meeting with us to go over various membership levels that may fit your organization’s scenario.

Tech Valley Connect conducts an evaluation of an employer’s needs and discusses how best to fit our services, and then follows up with on-site orientations  for the organization’s leadership team to define expectations.

When making referrals, appropriate candidates can be those who are in the final selection process and/or those relocating who have accepted offers.

Once referred, Tech Valley Connect  makes contact within 24-48 hours.