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Karla Porter

Karla Porter Human Capital & New Media

Karla Porter works with organizations that aspire to be employers of choice, are interested in attracting candidates who will develop into employee brand advocates that drive growth and continued success, embrace diversity, desire a culture of innovation and excellence, want to build rich internal and external communities and reward superior performance with celebrity. Contact Karla to talk about how you can work together to help your organization reach its full human capital potential. 

Karla Porter's Background

Karla Porter's Experience

Director Workforce Development and Human Resources at Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce

April 2009 - September 2011

Director of Workforce Development and Human Resources for a mid-size metro area economic development agency in PA. Research, develop, implement, manage and obtain funding for workforce development initiatives, oversee human resources and diversity task forces and programs and consult with members and prospective clients on HR, labor and skill requirements, pre-employment training programs and recruitment strategy. Connect companies to federal and state job training programs, provide labor and demographic data to prospective clients, develop and facilitate innovative partnerships between the business and education community to meet workforce needs and focus on attracting employers, creating quality employment opportunities and retaining skilled workers. Administrator for the NEPA regional 11 county job board

Partner at First Investment Real Estate, Commercial & Residential Mayan Riviera Property

September 2006 - August 2011

Managed the US/Canadian market for real estate sales in the Mayan Riviera, Mexico (south of Cancún). I have 10 year's resort property investment experience in Playa del Carmen & Cozumel. I am bilingual and savvy in Latin American culture and business etiquette.

Instructor at Kings College

August 2009 - December 2009

Spanish Language GED Prep

Recruiter II / HR Generalist at Telerx

November 2001 - April 2009

Full-cycle Recruiter for corporate positions through C-Level and outsourced customer service programs for Fortune 500 client programs.

Call Center Industry Consultant at Luzerne County Community College

2006 - January 2007

Call Center Industry Consultant Command Spanish Occupational Spanish Instructor

Sales Manager at Allegro Resorts Vacation Club

1997 - 2001

Trained, motivated, managed and closed sales for a team of 30+ inside and outside sales associates. Sales room gross 2.5-4m per year. Top RCI Caribbean Resort Sales Person of the Year Award.

Founder & President at Humane Society of Cozumel Island

January 1993 - January 1997

The Humane Society of Cozumel Island is a 100% non-profit association for the welfare of animals of Cozumel. The shelter has received over 7000 animals, found homes for more than 1500, and spayed or neutered over 5000.

Director of Program Development & Marketing at The Arc of Luzerne County

September 2011

Currently in program development of TRACE - TRAnsition to Community Employment, a two-year employability skills program for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism. Brand and social media management/ external communications and community building for programs and organization. Advocate / participant for regional and state level forums and discussions on diversity in the workplace. The Arc of Luzerne County in partnership with PA Department of Public Welfare ODP is organizing the PA Disability Employment Summit to be held October 4-6, 2012 at The Hershey Lodge.

Principal at Karla Porter Human Capital & New Media


Positively impacting the bottom line of diverse organizations through consulting in strategic human capital management, candidate attraction, recruitment strategy, diversity, onboarding, employee retention, employer branding, employee relations, strategic internal communication, relationship building, attaining employer of choice status, workforce development, and world class customer service.

Karla Porter's Education

Temple University

1987 – 1990

Luzerne County Community College

1985 – 1987

Karla Porter's Interests & Activities

Workforce Development,Candidate Generation, Direct Recruiting, Internet Recruiting, Creative Sourcing, College Relations, Military Experience, Project Execution, Community Relationships, Spanish, Digital Marketing, Employer Branding, Staff Retention, Grassroots Outreach, Managing Volunteers, Social Media Outreach, Human Capital Management, Talent Selection, Career Transitions, Diversity, Non-profits, Change Management, Employee Relations, Employee Engagement

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