July 9, 2024

ACA Connects Joins Partnership Focused on Strengthening Broadband Workforce

By Grant Spellmeyer, ACA Connects President & CEO

With increased public and private investment in broadband infrastructure, the need for a highly trained and specialized workforce, and a focus on recruiting the next generation of industry leaders, ACA Connects Members face a hyper-competitive market for their employment needs. To help address these challenges, ACA Connects is joining a new partnership, led by Fierce Network and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), of states, companies, associations, and other stakeholders focused on building the broadband workforce of tomorrow.

BroadbandNation.org is a recently launched portal for prospective employers and employees to connect and fill open workforce needs. In addition, the portal includes information about training opportunities through community colleges and vocational schools, as well as certifications offered through telecom vendors, third-party contractors and other training programs.

ACA Connects Members who would like to post their jobs on the Broadband Nation portal can do so by providing an RSS (preferred) or XML feed. If you need to add any tracking parameters to the URLS, please do so PRIOR to sending the feed – as tracking cannot be added after we upload.  

Alternatively, the jobs portal also integrates with several HR platforms and can easily pull job listing directly from the source listed below. If your company uses one of these platforms to list jobs, simply provide your employer job page URL.

  • SmartRecruiters
  • Lever
  • Workable
  • Greenhouse
  • JazzHR
  • Workday
  • BreezyHR
  • iCIMS
  • Dayforce
  • UltiPro by UKG

Prospective employers will also be able to post job openings directly to the portal in the near future.

ACA Connects Members interested in utilizing the portal should contact Urvi Shah, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications for TIA, at [email protected].

From experienced broadband installers and tower climbers to IT experts skilled at combating global cybersecurity threats to customer service, we hope the jobs portal helps you identify, attract, and retain the top-tier talent that takes your company to the next level. And, as always, ACA Connects will continue to focus on opportunities to help you serve your local communities.