Employer Focus Group – Regional Workforce Needs

ITC_logo_web(1)Our region is experiencing tremendous growth, and the need for a skilled workforce is greater than ever. Many companies have an immediate need for skilled talent, and as the Baby Boomers retire in the years ahead, this need will be compounded.  Indiana’s Technology Corridor, (ITC), our regional economic development group, recognizes that employers in the region are interested in improving the competitiveness of the local workforce to expand the pool of qualified employees, and that collaboration will be key to ensuring a robust talent pipeline for the years ahead. To address this need, we are developing a regional action plan to guide our efforts to attract and retain a skilled workforce.

For this plan to be successful, we will need the input and participation of key employers like you.  ITC has contracted with a third-party firm to help us build this regional workforce attraction and retention action plan. The team is currently focusing on gathering information and research related to regional workforce needs. Their findings will ultimately highlight where we should be focusing talent attraction and retention efforts; what regional assets we should leverage to attract talent; and what strategies we can employ to connect with and recruit a skilled workforce as a community.

As part of the research, the team will host 3 focus group discussions to solicit feedback from area companies regarding talent needs and recruitment strategies. Discussion points will include:

  • What are your company’s greatest needs related to identifying and hiring talent?
  • What are your company’s greatest needs related to skills?
  • How do you currently address recruitment needs?
  • What is your company’s interest in participating in regional talent attraction initiatives?

We hope to see you in attendance at one of the following meetings.  Please register by clicking the link next to the desired date.

 March 31 – Delphi Opera House, Delphi – 11 am – 1 pm March 31 Focus group Delphi Opera House

 March 29 – Purdue Research Park, West Lafayette – 11 am – 1 pm March 29 Focus group Purdue Research Park

Thank you in advance for your willingness to speak to the consulting team and inform the development of our regional workforce attraction and retention action plan.

Kara Webb – Workforce Attraction Regional Team

Laura Walls – Carroll County Economic Development

March 15, 2016 07:20 pm | Education and Event

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