BRAC, LSU Alumni Association create partnership to promote local talent

BRAC, LSU Alumni Association create partnership to promote local talent
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POSTED: Friday, May 11, 2012 - 4:00am

UPDATED: Friday, May 11, 2012 - 4:04am

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) and the Louisiana State University (LSU) Alumni Association have agreed to facilitate the promotion of BRAC’s talent development program among LSU graduates.

The agreement states that the alumni association will distribute information about the program to its members and chapters and provide BRAC the opportunity to partner with the association at chapter events in order to promote the Capital Region and the availability of job openings within it. In turn, BRAC will work to identify career opportunities for out-of-region LSU graduates and provide the resumes of alumni members interested in returning to the Baton Rouge area to companies with open positions. The MOU’s goal is to grow the number of resumes included in BRAC’s talent database.

“We visit with LSU alumni all over the country who say, ‘If I could find a career opportunity in the Baton Rouge area that has the same or better financial rewards of my current job, I would return in a heartbeat.’ The LSU Alumni Association is excited to partner with BRAC to help alumni fulfill their dream of returning to Baton Rouge,” said Cliff Vannoy, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the National LSU Alumni Association.

“Access to talent is often a key factor in economic development decisions. This partnership is a historic opportunity to increase the number of talented, seasoned professionals in the Capital Region,” said Adam Knapp, President and CEO of BRAC. “We are pleased to join with the LSU Alumni Association to connect directly to out-of state LSU graduates looking to return to the region, while adding value to the Association’s great suite of alumni services.”

BRAC is currently building a diverse talent database that can be accessed when regional companies are searching for candidates for hard-to-fill positions. Those interested in being a part of the database can find more information on the “call for resumes” and confidentially submit a resume at www.brac.org/resumes.

The talent development program is a core program of BRAC’s five-year strategic plan, The Creative Capital Agenda. The multi-faceted program is designed to address a major concern

identified by BRAC’s economic development prospects and investors and is dedicated to retaining and attracting talented professionals to the Baton Rouge area. Over the next few years, BRAC will be implementing a number of strategies aimed at increasing the region’s talent level with initiatives focused on college graduate retention, candidate attraction, and newly relocated employee assimilation.

About the Baton Rouge Area Chamber

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) leads economic development in the Baton Rouge metropolitan area, the Creative Capital of the South. Serving as the voice of the business community, BRAC’s investors includes more than 1,200 organizations whose employees represent over a third of the workforce.

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