Jonesboro Unlimited (JU) is pleased to announce Casey Worlow as JU’s new Director of Talent Attraction. Casey comes to JU from St. Bernards Healthcare, where she served as the Strategic Partnerships Manager.
“The opportunity to join Jonesboro Unlimited is a perfect fit for my passion for seeing our community continue to grow,” Worlow said, “I grew up here and take a lot of pride in our community and all it has to offer.”
As Director of Talent Attraction, Worlow will focus on recruiting talent to support Jonesboro’s growing economy, emphasizing the retention of local graduates from Arkansas State University and surrounding colleges. Worlow’s role also includes working with local employers to enhance their talent attraction efforts.
Talent attraction has become an emphasis in economic development. People have more options on where to live and work, making for a competitive environment for cities looking to build a workforce suited for the twenty-first-century economy. Recognizing the importance of staying ahead of this trend, JU moved to add a Director of Talent Attraction as part of its new five-year Strategic Plan.
“Casey has the energy and experience to elevate Jonesboro’s talented workforce,” said Mark Young, President of Jonesboro Unlimited, “She knows Jonesboro. She knows how to present our community’s broad appeal and can do that in a one-on-one setting or to a large group of people.”
Worlow received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a Minor in Marketing and a Master of Business Administration from Arkansas State University. She is pleased to keep serving and growing the community she loves.
“There are so many incredible careers available in Jonesboro. They cross the spectrum. Working with local colleges and universities and local employers to tell that story is essential for our community’s growth, “ she said.
Worlow will be introduced to the Jonesboro Unlimited membership at JU’s annual meeting on Friday, February 18th.