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Growing Your Workforce and Attracting Talent in Greater Louisville

Growing Your Workforce & Attracting Talent in Greater Louisville

Workforce development and talent acquisition are challenges that many employers are facing, and our team at GLI has developed great solutions to navigate this process with strategies that best meet your needs. Whether you are locating to the region and looking to recruit talent, upskill/reskill your current workforce, build talent pipelines, or expand/sustain current operations, GLI can assist you in navigating Greater Louisville’s robust workforce ecosystem.



Live in Lou

Live in Lou is the region’s premier talent attraction and retention initiative. GLI has developed a suite of tools to assist you as you recruit top talent to the region. Employers can post open jobs on the largest local-only job board, access relocation guides, and showcase information to new and existing candidates about what makes Greater Louisville unique. We’ve also developed a thriving City Champs Ambassador program that connects new or prospective residents with trained city ambassadors to provide a warm and friendly welcome.

Job Seeker Connection Program

This program allows GLI to identify employers who need talent and match them with employees seeking work. Employers tell us the open positions they are looking to fill, and the GLI Talent & Workforce Team actively look for talent in the marketplace and maintains a list of those candidates. When candidates match open positions, we connect you to them.

Workforce Ecosystem Hub

GLI has developed a robust online platform to help both employers and job seekers identify opportunities and partnerships in our community. These include workforce partners, training programs (free and fee-based), financial aid, apprenticeship resources, and more! Employers can also find resources to eliminate barriers to work, and upskill/reskill their workforce, as well as info on state and federal funding available to supplement the cost of that training.

LinkedIn Talent Insights

Through a partnership with LinkedIn, GLI can develop customized campaigns to help you hire that hard-to-find talent. We analyze available talent across the U.S., identifying geographical areas where the supply of that talent outpaces demand, where salaries and/or cost of living are comparable or beneficial to Greater Louisville, and curate a list of potential candidates who fit those parameters. We then contact the candidates on your behalf and send qualified, interested candidates to your inbox. Email Christine Tarquinio to learn more.

Private Label Talent Attraction Campaigns

If you are looking to expand your business or need to fill large numbers of positions, GLI can build a customized talent attraction campaign for you! Utilizing data gathered from our LinkedIn Talent Insights partnership, GLI builds a customized digital ad campaign to attract the right talent. Email Christine Tarquinio to learn more. We develop the creative, place and monitor the media, provide weekly optimizations, and report regularly on engagement. Your role? To accept resumes, interview, and hire great candidates.

Helpful Guides

Employer Guide to Work-Based Learning: Have you been looking to harness the power of emerging young professionals in your organization, but don’t know where to start in creating an internship? Or do you just want to make sure your internship and co-op programs are following national best practices? GLI can help with our work-based learning guide.

Understanding & Mitigating Barriers Guide: Many members of our community face one or more barriers to stable employment. GLI helps employers understand how to mitigate barriers like transportation, childcare, expungement, digital access, and more, through educational content, coaching, events, and connectivity to available resources. You can view the guide here and additional resources here.

International Relocation Guide: Whether you’re an immigrant professional, a student enrolled in one of our universities, or a foreign-born worker transferring to Louisville, we’re happy to help you learn how you can actively participate in and enjoy your life in greater Louisville. This Relocation Guide – funded by UPS – is meant to support your transition to our community and lead your journey to enjoying a fulfilling life in Louisville.