Talent Network Update – November 2011

The BioNJ Life Sciences Talent Network is an initiative funded by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development that allows BioNJ to offer a cadre of services to companies looking for talent and talent looking for their next position. Call us at BioNJ Headquarters at 609-890-3185 or visit our website to learn more.

Save the Dates for Upcoming BioNJ Talent Network Events!

BioNJ BioHUB Networking Event – A BioNJ Meet-Up for Industry Professionals
Tuesday, November 29

5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The Tap Room
Somerset Hills Hotel
200 Liberty Corner Road
Warren, NJ

We’re planning an event that can help members of the biotechnology community reconnect with past colleagues and meet some new faces. Mark time on your calendar now to attend our inaugural BioHUB Meet-Up. More information to follow shortly.

BioNJ Career Resource Event – In Partnership with The College of New Jersey
Tuesday, December 13

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
TCNJ Social Science Center
The College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ

Join us for this important event where you will hear from key local HR leaders and meet with important industry headhunters, education providers, career counselors, and other profession resource providers who can assist you with your transition in this challenging market!

Learn how you may qualify for special funding under the Pharmaceutical National Emergency Grant for a wide variety of highly focused life sciences education and training programs. Meet directly with staff of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development to jumpstart the process of enrolling in selected programs.

Please check the website for registration information for both of these exciting events!

Calling All Employers! – Tap the Talent Pool in New Jersey

BioNJ’s Life Sciences Talent Network team has hit the road running and looks forward to scheduling time to meet with your organization in the near future! If your company has current hiring needs and would like assistance tapping into the vast pool of high-quality industry talent in New Jersey, we can help! There are a wide variety of resources and services we offer through our Talent Network, and we want to be sure your organization can take immediate advantage of these great services!

In addition, BioNJ’s Career website offers employers the ability to conduct a wide variety of specialized searches for candidates and to post job opportunities, which we can promote through additional professional networks to give you even greater local visibility. We can even customize searches and plan innovative hiring events to help you grow your team! These are just a few of the services we offer. Give us a call at BioNJ Headquarters at 609-890-3185 if you are ready to learn more and gain some extra helping hands for your hiring and sourcing efforts.

New Jersey Hiring Incentives for Employers

BioNJ’s Life Sciences Talent Network works in close partnership with the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development to help industry business leaders take advantage of the wide variety of incentive programs currently available through the department. Your organization may qualify for money to subsidize wages for new hires through some of these incredible programs. Our team will make it easy for you to learn which programs are right for you, and we will connect you directly with the individuals who can walk you through the registration process. You may be amazed at the incentives out there. Click here for more information.

Biotech 5 Training and Workforce Development Grant Update

Attention all companies that are interested in FREE workforce development training for the coming year. Time is running out on your opportunity to take advantage of this valuable FREE resource.

BioNJ is partnering with the New Jersey Consortium of Community Colleges (NJCCC) to write the grant to meet your organization’s training needs for 2012. All classes are FREE, customized, and outcome-based to meet your unique workforce needs. Your organization can benefit from these FREE resources by improving communication, processes, and productivity, all contributing to your organization’s competitive edge.

But in order to be included in the program, you need to contact Linda Pontell immediately by email or by phone at 609-890-3185. The deadline is November 21.

In the past 4 years, a total of 394 customized training classes designed to help employees keep up with the latest developments in business practices and procedures have been delivered to BioNJ Member companies with more than 5,000 employees enrolled. The training classes have been delivered by community college and NJIT faculty.

Due to the advocacy work of BioNJ, along with the NJCCC and several of our Members, the Department of Labor and Workforce Development has issued a proposal that eliminates all financial reporting requirements for participants in the grant.

Stay Connected

The BioNJ Talent Network continues to grow with hundreds of new, local industry job opportunities posted by employer representatives to the website in recent months. Is your company using this incredibly valuable resource yet? If not, please contact BioNJ Talent Network Director Vicki Gaddy at BioNJ Headquarters by email or by phone at 609-890-3185. Or you can check out our Career Site (click on “Biotech Careers”).