With almost daily reports of Fisker troubles and the loss of potential jobs here in Delaware, coupled with layoffs in other large corporations, we’re seeing the downside of relying so heavily on big companies as the solution to job creation.
I’m encouraged by the shift in economic focus toward small, local businesses and I remain convinced that Delaware is in an excellent position to thrive in such an environment. Although I admit to shopping at Target and Home Depot, I do make an effort to patronize local boutique shops as well. Not just because I, myself, am co-owner of a small business. I appreciate the level of service, and in many cases, getting to know the people who work there.
We created Springboard Careers to offer a solution to smaller and mid-sized companies who may think they can’t afford good help. We have a corps of women motivated to bring their skills back to the workforce after an employment gap, and many will trade six-figure salaries for some flexibility and quality environment.
Why should employers consider women like those from Springboard? From our experience and research, these highly motivated job candidates bring maturity and confidence; react well in a crisis; offer a variety of skills and experience; make excellent mentors; multitask effectively, possess strong organizational skills; and communicate well across generations.
Sounds like a win-win, and we’re honored to play a role in bringing talent back to the Delaware-area workforce. For women interested in beginning the process of career reentry, please join us at “Skill Up & Spring Ahead: Career Workshop for Women” on Friday, October 12 from 6:45 – 9:00 PM at the Blue Ball Barn in Wilmington.
Springboard Careers, located in Wilmington, Delaware, specializes in helping women overcome obstacles associated with employment gaps. By teaming up with local experts in an array of personal and professional development fields, Springboard is the one-stop resource for career on-ramping in the area.