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WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. - Businesses in Burlington, Salem, Gloucester and Camden counties who are looking for the perfect employees were able to have their needs heard on Monday thanks to the Retail, Hospitality & Tourism Talent (or RHT) Network.
The group gathered employers, educators and workforce development professionals for a Delaware River targeted industry partnership event at the Riverwinds in West Deptford.
The network, which is funded by a grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, discussed hiring trends, workforce talent gaps, and needed skills.
"We can create a region that has the right workforce, from the highly skilled to the skilled, to the unskilled we become a region that becomes very attractive to business at all levels and if we can begin to attract the right businesses by developing the right talent, that's good for everybody, great for the economy, good for everybody all over. That's the purpose of this and that's what we're here to do," said Les Vail, a member of the GLoucestor County Chamber of Commerce.
The RHT Network is based at Stockton University and is one of seven talent development networks in the state.