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Metro Newsroom Supports Job Seekers & Employers

Tuesday June 22, 2010 has come to town and Mayor Jerry Abramson, Congressman John Yarmuth and Norton Healthcare joined forces today to celebrate the arrival of this new and innovative regional resource. or the Kentucky Indiana eXchange helps link job seekers to employment opportunities, employers to the region’s best talent and prospective students to the training and education they need to fill higher-skilled jobs and contribute to regional prosperity. The site also looks to connect our region in an unprecedented way using state-of-the-art social networking tools.

“Tools that help our region attract, retain and develop the talent we need to meet our employers’ needs and even help to attract new business and jobs to the region are critical. helps us do that,” Abramson said.

“Working together as a region is key to our economic prosperity,” Abramson added. “This web portal’s social networking tools can help us break down traditional boundaries. On the internet there are no county lines or state borders.”

Abramson was one of numerous elected leaders throughout the 26-county region who issued week proclamations, encouraging area residents to learn more about the new regional web portal.

In addition to its job board feature, has numerous applications to help guide job seekers and workforce counselors who may be assisting them. It also has several tools for HR professionals and its regionally focused, current data can support employers in hiring decisions.

“It’s more critical than ever that job seekers know how to use the internet to help land the career they want,” said Congressman Yarmuth. “The portal makes it easy, giving Louisvillians and people throughout the region, the chance to network online with prospective employers, educators, and job training programs all at the click of a button.”

“We’re excited to explore all of the features of kix and leverage it to support our recruitment efforts,” said Tony Bohn, Norton Healthcare’s Vice President - Chief Human Resources Officer. Norton hosted this week event in Louisville.

The Wired65 initiative funded the creation of The WIRED program – Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development - is a U.S. Department of Labor program. The “65” moniker given to this regional WIRED initiative is symbolic of the interstate corridor that helps tie us all together.

“We are thrilled to have Mayor Abramson, Congressman Yarmuth and Norton Healthcare participating in Week,” said Debbie Wesslund, Wired65 grant coordinator. “Ours is a region of great ideas, a place where imaginations and individuals thrive. is helping us thrive and showcase all of our great ideas.”

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