SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The Savannah Downtown Business Association (SDBA) has created a new job board for Savannah’s businesses to post job openings.
It comes as an urgent need persists to hire qualified workers in every industry throughout the Coastal Empire.
After hearing about the need, Jackie Schott, the executive director of SDBA, thought to create the local, online database of employment opportunities.
“We’re always struggling to find the best way to find help,” said Erika Snayd, the co-owner of an interior design firm and a new retail store, Asher and Rye. After trying ZipRecruiter, she decided to post on SDBA’s site.
“I wanted something local,” she explained. “With ZipRecruiter, I wasn’t quite sure how it all worked and the talent I’m going to get. I went with the Downtown Business Association because it’s more local.”
According to the organization, the new employment marketplace is free to businesses that are current members of the SDBA. The job board is available to businesses that are not members for a monthly rate.
Schott says businesses, on average, have been paying $500 to $600 per month on job postings.
“Everything is on here, and it’s businesses that are all over Savannah,” said Schott. “So while, yes, we’re the Downtown Business Association, and we have a lot of downtown business on there… there are a lot of other opportunities that are scattered throughout Savannah and Chatham County, as well.”
Individuals searching for a job or businesses that want to post a job can visit the job board on savannahdba.com.
There is also an opportunity on the site for employers to find job seekers through an uploaded resume.