Security Industry Recruiting Center answers need for qualified employees
October 16, 2012
Manager of Communications
Security Industry Association
Silver Spring, MD – One of the greatest challenges facing the security industry today is the shortage of qualified labor. While there may be many young men and women seeking jobs, a great majority of these potential employees are unaware of what the security industry has to offer. For some, security training is a viable alternative to a four-year degree, with some security professionals earning as much as, or more than, some college graduates.
For this reason, the Security Industry Association (SIA), the Electronic Security Association (ESA) and the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) have joined forces to launch the Security Industry Recruiting Center, an online resource for matching qualified job seekers with security industry employers.
SIA CEO Don Erickson lauded the teamwork that led to the job board’s launch.
“Increased collaboration with ESA and CSAA is a priority for SIA, and we appreciate the opportunity to work with them on this important project,” Erickson said. “We are excited about working with CSAA and ESA to make the Security Industry Recruiting Center the premier job board for security professionals.”
“The security industry is rapidly changing and needs employees who are interested in being a part of this high-tech world. We’re excited to offer an online resource to our member companies and to men and women seeking employment in the security industry. We encourage anyone looking for interesting employment to post their resume on our job board,” said Merlin Guilbeau, ESA executive director.
Designed to be simple and cost-effective, the recruiting center will allow the associations and both member and non-member companies to post available career opportunities, as well as review resumes posted by new industry recruits.
“We’ve wanted a job board for our members, and joining forces with ESA and SIA will allow us to have an even greater impact than we might have had on our own. Together, we’ll have the opportunity to attract a very comprehensive listing of potential employees and employers,” said Stephen Doyle, CSAA executive director.
To access the Security Industry Recruiting Center, visithttp://www.securityindustryrecruitingcenter.com.
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The Security Industry Association (www.siaonline.org) is the leading trade group for businesses in the electronic physical security industry. SIA protects and advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation on Capitol Hill and throughout the 50 states; producing cutting-edge global market research; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; and opening global market opportunities. As the sole sponsor of the ISC expos and conferences, SIA ensures that its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers as well as unparalleled learning and networking opportunities.
Established in 1948, the Electronic Security Association (www.esaweb.org), a non-profit 501(c) 6 trade association, has evolved into the largest professional trade association in the United States with the purpose of representing, promoting and enhancing the growth and professional development of the electronic life safety, security, and integrated systems industry. In cooperation with a federation of state associations, ESA provides government advocacy and delivers timely information, professional development tools, products and services that members use to grow and prosper their businesses.
The Central Station Alarm Association (www.csaaul.org) is a trade association representing providers, users, bureaus, and other agencies of Central Station protection services that are certified by a CSAA-approved Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), such as UL, FM and/or ETL.