Photo Gallery From 2016 State of St. Louis Workforce Event

By on August 30, 2016
Photo Gallery From 2016 State of St. Louis Workforce Event

Enjoy our assortment of photos from this year’s event. The State of St. Louis Workforce Report is brought to you each year by the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College.

Visit to learn more and to download the full 2016 State of St. Louis Workforce Report and the 4-page infographic summary. Each year since 2009 the College and its research partners have tracked the recovery and growth of our region’s workforce, as well as its continuing challenges, through the research and production of this report. It has provided timely and critical workforce intelligence that has helped St. Louis Community College respond to the needs of our students and employer partners. We also believe that it has provided valuable information to the region’s many public, private and community based organizations who are struggling to prepare or acquire the skilled workforce necessary to drive our economy forward.

For 2016 the report focused on three key industry sectors important to sustaining and growing the region’s employment base: manufacturing, healthcare and transportation & logistics. Because of the special focus of this year’s report the survey sample differs from past years. Nevertheless, key findings from a survey of 478 employers from these industries align with previous survey findings including a continued steady increase in hiring with more than four in ten employers anticipating hiring increases and less than 2% anticipating decreases. Approximately one-half of the employers from these industries indicate that the shortage of workers with knowledge or skill is the most significant barrier to expanding their business. Healthcare and transportation employers also cited government policies or regulations as significant barriers. The event included a presentation of the findings and reactions by a panel of leading employers facilitated by Jeff L. Pittman, Ph.D., Chancellor, St. Louis Community College. Attendees had an opportunity to participate in small group discussions after the report. The event aired live on HEC-TV network.

Learn more about this year’s event. Click any of the following to view a larger image:

About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard has held various Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Articles - Email

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