SPRINGFIELD, Mass – November 3, 2021 – The Springfield Regional Chamber (SRC) will host an informative three-part Workforce Development Webinar Series proudly sponsored by Johnson & Hill Staffing. The series will focus on educating business owners, employers, and employees on the preexisting trends of the labor crisis, how to utilize regional data and wage information to grow business, and how to develop and implement workforce strategies to meet the workforce needs of today and into the future.
“As our employer community are all too aware, all industries are experiencing significant workforce shortages. It’s critical to understand the driving forces behind the issues in order to develop successful strategies to adapt to our current reality and recruit and retain employees to maintain a competitive edge,” said Springfield Regional Chamber President Nancy Creed.
The first of the three-part series, The Demographic Drought, will be on Tuesday, November 9 from 1 – 2 p.m. The webinar will focus on ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic generated a heavy burden on the U.S. labor force and hit the accelerator on three demographic trends that all existed prior to the pandemic. Presenter, Hannah Grieser, a marketing and research specialist at Emsi Burning Glass, will walk attendees through the key underlying causes of the current labor shortage and help attendees plan an effective, substantial response.
The second webinar of the series, Using Data to Develop Your Workforce Strategies, will be on Tuesday, November 30 from 9 – 10 a.m. Attendees can expect to learn about regional data and how the use of labor and wage information can help develop workforce strategies to grow business. Presenter, Tim Consedine, regional economist with the New England Office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, will discuss the available data to help attract and retain employees, and outline the jobs and skills that will be in demand over time to help prepare adequate hiring and training strategies for the future.
The last webinar of the series, Developing Your Workforce Strategies, will be on Tuesday, December 14 from 9 – 10 a.m. The final webinar will feature a panel of industry experts that will discuss tangible ways business owners can implement workforce strategies in their organizations to ensure workforce needs are being met well into the future.
“Our employer community will find our Workforce Development Webinar Series beneficial to not only strategize their current workforce tactics, but to also focus on the crucial workforce development trends that will be pertinent in the future,” said Springfield Regional Chamber President Nancy Creed. “We’re thrilled to offer an educational forum where attendees will receive insight from industry experts to identify demographic trends, utilize data to support workforce strategies, and ultimately, implement effective procedures to help grow their businesses.”
Access to all three sessions of the Workforce Development Webinar Series is $80 for Springfield Regional Chamber members, access to one session is $29.95 for members and $39.95 for non-members. Participants can register online by visiting the webpages for each event: The Demographic Drought, Using Data to Develop Workforce Strategies and Developing Workforce Strategies Panel Discussion.
PHOTO CAPTION: Hannah Grieser, marketing and research specialist at Emsi
Burning Glass, will present during part one of SRC’s Workforce Development Webinar Series, and discuss the key underlying causes of the current labor shortage and help attendees plan an effective, substantial response.
The Springfield Regional Chamber is a business association representing the region and its geographic hub of Springfield and more than 500 businesses of all sizes, industries, and professions, providing leadership in creating a healthy economic climate.