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    Workforce Readiness: Positioning for 2016 and Beyond

    Date: November 18, 2015, 7:30am – 10:00am
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    Smullin Health Education Center
    2825 E. Barnett Rd.
    Medford, OR 97501
    $10.00 per member (no charge for first time guests)/ $15.00 for non-members. Students no charge.
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    Please join us for a special 5 person panel discussion on Workforce Readiness. Breakfast will be served from 7:30am to 8:00am. When you RSVP, please specify if you'd like to also attend the 7:30am to 8:00am breakfast.


    Workforce Readiness: Positioning for 2016


    Five local workforce readiness professionals, each with a different professional perspective, will present in this panel discussion.  As a setting for what employers need to know to locate and upskill the best talent for your organization, our panel will share labor force information and success stories from their respective agencies, including OED Workforce Analytics, the ORST Preferred Worker Program, OED Veteran Outreach, the Rogue Workforce Partnership, and a private employer. The panel members will also focus on the unique skillsets, economic, and cultural challenges that face job seekers and employers alike.  Attendees will come away with insights and tools for how to look at their current and future talent needs, and how to adapt their current employment practices to those needs to ensure a stable and competent talent pool to meet the strategic needs of business.  You'll walk away with valuable information on what our community partners offer local businesses in the area for human resources needs.

    Panel Participants                                        Role
    John Underwood and Joe Rossi                    Moderators
    Ainoura Oussenbec                                       Oregon Employment Dept.
    Aurora King                                                    Rogue Workforce Partnership
    Brian Nease                                                   Workforce Modification Consultant - ORST Preferred Worker Program               
    Chuck Hanger                                                Veteran Representative
    Suz Montemayor                                            HR Private Sector
    SHRM credits approved
    HRCI Business credits approved