Freeport, Illinois — The Freeport School District held an Employer Summit on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at the Freeport Middle School Conference Center. Representatives from the Freeport Health Network, Highland Community College, Freeport Fire Department, Freeport Police Department, City of Freeport, Northern Illinois Development Agency, MetLife, Monroe Clinic, and the Freeport School District were present.
Approximately 30 businesses and organizations were invited to discuss ways local businesses and organizations can:
1. support each other in the recruitment of employees,
2. attract minority candidates, and
3. retain talented employees.
The group plans to explore ways vacancies throughout Freeport and the surrounding area can be made available electronically in a central location, making the job search process more efficient.
They also plan to develop an advertisement listing vacancies throughout Freeport and the surrounding area that all businesses and organizations can use when recruiting.