Economic Vitality Corporation Launches Resource to Connect Businesses with Talent

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIF. – (April 29, 2020) – The Economic Vitality Corporation has launched a new online resource to connect businesses with talent. Called the Employer-Talent Connection Resource, this website will help organizations on the central coast to retain and attract employees from inside and outside of San Luis Obispo County.

In a time when unemployment rates are changing rapidly due to COVID-19, this unique resource will serve both local government and private organizations, while also enabling prospective employees of all occupations to search for career paths and opportunities. This resource includes a mapping tool to identify businesses by region and industry sector as well as company contact information and a wide range of information about living and working in the central coast.  

As a non-profit economic development organization in its 25th year, the EVC sees this resource as an innovative means to addressing both the short- and long-term challenges that local businesses face in recruiting and retaining employees, which often is caused by a lack of information about opportunities and benefits of the region.

“Local businesses aiming to hire talent from elsewhere are challenged to help prospective employees understand the breadth of companies and the high quality of life on the central coast. The site will help prospective employees mitigate the risk to relocate here for a new job,” said project lead Loreli Cappel, the EVC’s Senior Project Director.

“EVC is providing resources to the business community that will make a difference in what matters most now and in the future. This site connects talent with employers, showcases local companies and raises the profile of our region,” said Jolie Ditmore, EVC Board Chair.

“One of the biggest hurdles of locally growing companies and head-of-household jobs is attracting  and retaining talent. Prospective employees are challenged to identify remarkable companies and job openings in our region, and to create connections,” said Michael Manchak, EVC’s President and CEO. “Growing companies and jobs requires linking employers with a talent pool, and Employer-Talent Connection Resource is designed to support this need.”

“Especially during this uncertain time, I'm glad the EVC is taking steps to connect individuals whose jobs have been impacted and community organizations to opportunities in the area. We are a strong community that thrives when we stick together. I hope this resource is a new way for us to do just that," added Congressman Salud Carbajal.

Noreen Martin, CEO and Board Chair of Martin Resorts, said, “Providing effective resources like this will help unlock the potential for connecting talent and employers in our region to help the recovery from COVID-19 and to grow and diversity our economy.“

The Employer-Talent Connection online resource is sponsored by Noreen Martin and Martin Resorts, Morgan Family Foundation, Clever Ducks, and Your People Professionals.  

To access the Employer-Talent Connection website, go to


ABOUT US --Established in 1994, the Economic Vitality Corporation (EVC) serves all of San Luis Obispo County as a non-profit economic development organization. We are committed to stimulating the region’s economic vitality by creating jobs, fostering investment, and promoting business.  (805) 788-2012

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