Gannon and DCCNP Launching a Regional, Dual-Career Website
Posted: October 10, 2013
Gannon University is helping to launch a regional, dual-career
website,CareersFor2.com, that employers and professionals in northwestern
Pennsylvania can use to assist employees' accompanying spouses or
partners find jobs in the region. Gannon is a founding member of
the Dual Career Consortium of Northwest Pennsylvania (DCCNP) that
has created the website.
There will be a website-launch reception held on Thursday, Oct.
10, at 8 a.m., at Gannon University's Erie Technology Incubator at
130 W. Eighth St. in Erie. Employers are encouraged to attend to
learn more about the website and how they can attract and retain
professionals by using CareersFor2.com. A light breakfast and
validated parking will be provided.
Funding for CareersFor2.com was made possible by a grant from
the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the recruitment,
retention and promotion of female science, engineering, technology
mathematics (STEM) faculty. The initiative was developed and led by
a team of female professors from Gannon University's engineering,
science, and computer and information science departments. One
strategy of the NSF grant created and deployed the regional
dual-career consortium to address the job-candidate recruiting and
retention needs of tri-state area employers.
Many STEM professionals are part of dual-career couples.
Employers recruiting one-half of these couples are often challenged
to help find regional professional employment for the other half of
the couple. Without stable employment opportunities for both
members of the couple, job candidates often do not accept
employment offers. If they do accept them, many professionals leave
the employer within a year or two for other regions where their
partners can also find employment.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or
call Honey Stempka, project manager, at 814-969- 5402.
About the Dual Careers Consortium of Northwest Pennsylvania
Currently housed at Gannon University during the creation of
Careersfor2.com, the Dual Careers Consortium of Northwest
Pennsylvania will soon come under the leadership of LEADERie (Lake
Erie Area Diversity Education Roundtable), a partnership of
regional employers collaborating to influence the community to
embrace diversity. The mission of LEADERie is to promote diversity
and inclusion within our community and business organizations with
the goal of developing, attracting and retaining diverse