This screenshot shows how the new Pasco Economic Development Council Workforce CONNECT Program website appears on screen.

NEW PORT RICHEY – Pasco County businesses and potential employees have a new way to connect with each other.

The Pasco County Workforce CONNECT Program has launched the first tool of its kind in the area to help employers find engaged workers, training programs, and industry specific data.

“This is a huge resource and tool for Pasco County employers, as well as the workforce,” said Pasco Economic Development Council President and CEO Bill Cronin. “Employers can find data and resources to develop pipelines of talent, which in the long run will reduce talent and acquisition costs. Job seekers can explore in-demand career paths and available education programs in Pasco County.”

The newly-launched website features both an employers and job seekers option.

Businesses will have access to detailed data and information showing where the county’s future workforce is being trained, how many people are being trained, and the level of training they are receiving. The site will also connect employers directly with an abundance of quality talent, focused on the six target industries that represent rapid growth in high skill wage job openings.

The site also provides a road map for new hires that goes from initial employment all the way to advancement into leadership roles, and showcases how to streamline the process to reduce the costs through strategic partnerships with CareerSource Pasco Hernando and others.

“I am proud of the Pasco EDC and how they continue to evolve to meet the needs of our businesses and workforce in Pasco County,” said County Commissioner Mike Wells who serves on the EDC board of directors. “Giving the business community access to workforce data and resources specific to Pasco is huge and will help them continue to grow.”