It's the type of news that gives employers collective goose-bumps: local talent pools across America are shrinking for many different industries. Community colleges and universities struggle to graduate qualified workers in the skilled labor, science and health care fields. Small- to mid-sized employers are often those that are the most impacted, lacking national employer brands, sophisticated talent attraction programs, and are unable to compete in the 21st century economy.
But there is hope: many business groups, educational institutions and state and local workforce development teams are partnering together to reverse the brain drain by investing in priority (industry) sectors to fix the pipeline and create a talent magnet to the area. In this webcast, we'll hear about how a region can band together and not let the best and brightest move out of town and create a globally competitive workforce and a vibrant economy.