The Northeast Workforce Solutions Series kicked off in February with about 160 participants from Grand Rapids, Grand Marais, Hibbing and Duluth to engage in a workforce gap conversation. The State Demographer reported on the stagnant population dynamics and the need to look at new migration to move the needle of population growth and workforce diversification. Most recently, the State of Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development reported that since January 2017, the northeast region had gained 6,200 jobs which employers are now challenged to fill at a time when job seekers hold the cards.
As a follow up to that conversation, organizers with the City of Duluth, Duluth Workforce Development Board, the Northeast Minnesota Workforce Board, Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation along with several public and private partners are hosting the second series aimed at introducing innovative talent recruitment strategies planned for April 18 in Duluth and Chisholm.
The second of the multi-part series will be conducted in Duluth in the morning and Chisholm in the afternoon but both will feature the same keynote speaker, Janice Urbanik, Executive Director of Partners for a Competitive Workforce, and has worked extensively on developing the talent supply chains for the regional industry sectors in Cincinnati, Ohio. Additionally, participants will gain valuable insight from panelists who are attracting employees to their organizations in creative ways.
The event will take place on April 18, 2018.
Morning Session in Duluth: 7:30-10:30 AM, program at 8 AM
Greysolon Ballroom, 231 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802
Afternoon Session: 12:30-3:30 PM, program at 1 PM
Minnesota Discovery Center, 1005 Discovery Drive, Chisholm, MN 55719
Registration in advance is highly recommended to obtain the $20 per person rate using the following web links, same day/on site registration is $25/person:
Duluth location: z.umn.edu/
Chisholm location: https://z.umn.edu/
The event is recommended for business owners, people in the human resource management field, or managers/supervisors seeking solutions and opportunities to network.
More Info Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/859403424259654/