St. Louis Community College to Present State of the St. Louis Workforce Report

By on August 5, 2016
Aug. 10, 2016 State of St. Louis Workforce Event

The St. Louis Community College Workforce Solutions Group will present the 2016 State of St. Louis Workforce Report on Wednesday, August 10 from 7:30 to 10 a.m. The theme of this year’s report is “Manufacturing, Healthcare, Transportation & Logistics – Driving the Economy…Shaping the Workforce.” The report will highlight key talent development issues for the region. It will be presented in the St. Louis Community College at Forest Park Mildred Bastain Performing Arts Center beginning at 8 a.m. The event includes networking and a continental breakfast, followed by the program and breakout sessions. The report and panel session will also air live on HEC-TV network.

The report focuses on key industry sectors important to employment growth in the St. Louis region. Compiled by the college’s Workforce Solutions Group, the report includes an employer survey that tracked trends in employment, highlights hiring practices and gauges employers’ perceptions on a range of workforce issues. It also highlights some differences between the manufacturing, healthcare and transportation industries in employment and workforce practices.

The findings will be released to over 300 business and community leaders as part of a St. Louis Business Journal seminar series. The event will include a presentation of the findings and reactions by a panel of leading employers, facilitated by Jeff L. Pittman, Ph.D., Chancellor of St. Louis Community College. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in small group discussions after the report and panel session.

“We are pleased to be able to provide, for the eighth consecutive year, this unique workforce intelligence. We hope that it engages and adds to the conversation about workforce needs and economic opportunity in our region,” said Steve Long, Associate Vice Chancellor for the college’s Workforce Solutions Group.

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About Julie Lay

Julie Lay is the Director of Communications for St. Louis Community College.