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Build Your Talent Toolbox: Take Root In Amarillo | Job Up
Wednesday, April 6th, 2022
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch is provided.
ANB Skyline Room - 16th Floor
410 S. Taylor St. Amarillo, TX 79101

Are you trying to recruit and retain the right talent? Our businesses in West Texas are made up of some the most hard-working, pioneer-spirited people. Making sure those people get plugged into the right jobs is crucial to our economic success. The pandemic magnified the challenge of finding the right fit for open positions and also made it even more difficult to get connected with future employees. 

We've heard from local employers that they would rather have fewer good, qualified candidates than a thousand applicants who aren’t the right fit. So Workforce Solutions Panhandle and the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation teamed up to find a solution. Introducing...Job Up! A place for a better conversation with better candidates who are looking to Take Root & Job Up In Amarillo! 

Take Root In Amarillo | Job Up is a brand new tool for employers to engage not just active job seekers but passive job seekers who would like to move up in their careers. We attract talent who have desires to connect with West Texas based companies and they feel comfortable doing so with the premise of remaining anonymous until the candidate is comfortable to reveal their identity. The Amarillo area is one of the few communities in the nation to utilize this new technology that provides an innovative hiring strategy. Add this tool to your talent toolbox and sign up today!

This event will give business owners and HR managers the tools  to recruit talent to Amarillo with the incorporation of Take Root In Amarillo | Job Up and information from guest speaker, Chris Hodges, CEO of GoGig, which powers the Take Root In Amarillo | Job Up platform. 

GoGig develops anonymous career advancement communities that allow municipalities to drive prosperity across the entire workforce in their areas. Remaining anonymous allows unemployed, underemployed, overqualified, and passive job seekers all to benefit from the platform for career advancement without unconscious bias or jeopardizing their current job.

Guest Speaker: Chris Hodges
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In his 15+ years of experience, Chris has accomplished more than most by the age of 30: co-founded and worked on three successful technology ventures with one successful exit, advised & invested in other startups, worked in B2B sales, built brands from the ground up, increased customer retention and loyalty and launched multimillion dollar products both online and in retail. GoGig is Chris’ second successful HR Tech company and is backed by three of the top VC funds in the country, the CHRO of Macy's, the Founder of, and more.

Chris Hodges is a graduate of Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management with a BS in Management, and holds an MBA from University of Florida’s Hough Graduate School of Business.

Parking options:

You may park in the ANB lot as well as any two hour street parking. One hour parking is optional for you. You will most likely be out of the event by 9 am, but it is not guaranteed. Paid parking will not be validated.


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