For immediate release:
April 22, 2020
Contact: Erin Montgomery
Maryland Chamber of Commerce Promotes Talent Exchange, a Free Tool Connecting Job-Seekers with Businesses That Are Hiring
ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Chamber is pleased to help promote the rollout of Talent Exchange, a new resource developed in response to the massive wave of layoffs and job losses occurring in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Employers with impacted workers and companies that are hiring to meet COVID-related demand can sign up to join the Talent Exchange to connect individuals to jobs. The tool is free of cost and was recently made available to state chambers of commerce, whose leaders are sharing the resource with their members and others in their respective states.
“Right now, there is a sense of grief and bewilderment as millions of workers are displaced, laid off, or furloughed, yet unbeknownst to them, there are companies out there that are facing an unprecedented demand for talent,” said Christine Ross, president and CEO of the Maryland Chamber. “I am excited to have the opportunity to share this much-needed and brilliantly designed resource with Marylanders who desperately need temporary or permanent jobs, as well as members of our business community who are in need of workers despite the economic downturn.”
Indeed, the Talent Exchange website sums up the problem with two simple sentences: “Many organizations are letting people go. Others can’t hire fast enough.” Powered by artificial intelligence that understands transferable skills for any role and matches people accordingly, Talent Exchange was created by Eightfold.ai in partnership with The Food Industry Association (FMI) and supported by McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm.
To learn more about Talent Exchange, please see the McKinsey & Company blog post.
If you’re a company that would like to be involved with the Talent Exchange, please fill out this form.
To learn more about the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, Maryland’s only statewide business advocacy organization, please visit www.mdchamber.org. To see a comprehensive list of COVID-19-related resources for businesses and workers, please click here.