The Electronic Security Association (ESA) has created a new website, GetIntoSecurity.com, to position the security industry as a progressive and interesting place to work. The key features include valuable industry facts and information, a career spotlight section that gives visitors a snapshot of the types of positions available within the industry, special pages designed to speak to students, those looking for new beginnings, returning veterans and those looking for second careers. The site also features success stories and video testimonials from those who have found a career within the industry that helps visitors envision themselves working within the industry. Recruiters, guidance counselors and school administrators will also find helpful information to share with students and candidates to help them find a job. Visitors are able to access job postings on the Security Industry Recruiting Center, and the site connects visitors with security companies near them.
ESA established the Industry Advisory Group (IAG) to sound out the views of top executives from high-volume integration companies on the industry’s top issues, opportunities and challenges. At the 2014 ESA Leadership Summit the group identified workforce development as a critical issue for their businesses and the industry at large.
A smaller group of individuals within the IAG was then created to develop tools and resources designed to reach outside the security industry to raise awareness of the profession and promote it as a viable career choice. The website is a result of this group’s hard work, ESA stated.
The primary goal of this website is to educate and attract new talent and to entice these qualified candidates to seek out a career in the security industry. “The reality is that the U.S. workforce, moving forward, will continue to experience a shortage of skilled workers,” said Marshall Marinace, president of ESA. “ESA is committed to ensuring that the electronic security industry is well positioned to meet the challenges ahead. Therefore, ESA has devoted resources to make sure this website and overall workforce development project attracts new talent to the industry to ease the strain on security companies trying to find qualified candidates to work within their businesses.”
Marinace said there is no other site like this, designed for the electronic life safety and security industry. “The site is designed to benefit anyone looking for a career in the security industry as well as recruiters and guidance counselors. The site provides extensive information on the benefits of a career in the industry along with helpful resources for candidates to get started with their job search,” he said. Through the site, visitors can search jobs by accessing the Security Industry Recruiting Center and can find security companies in their area.
The website is maintained by ESA with input from members of the IAG and other ESA members that are interested in getting involved. Individuals who deserve special recognition for the development of the website include:
- IAG Chairman Joe Nuccio, president of ASG Security
- IAG Vice Chairman Steve Firestone, president of Select Security
Members of the website development working group include:
- Rose Alexander, Alarm.com
- Ryan Brady, TRG Associates
- Joe Mitton, Select Security
- Brandon Savage
For information, visit www.getintosecurity.com.