March 15 - New York City


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"Ready To Work Talent' - Success and Measurement

Our first convening was sponsored by The Conference Board and PeopleScout, was hosted by Wells Fargo in New York City on March 15, 2017 featuring both larger and smaller employers representing financial services, retail, marketing, staffing and manufacturing. Employers presented potentially replicable success stories implemented to expand more inclusive hiring including upskilled veterans, people with disabilities, opportunity youth and the long term unemployed.

JPMorgan Chase / Gap Inc. / Jos. H. Lowenstein & Sons / Principal / Prudential / Robert Half / U.S. Bank / Wells Fargo


Beverly M. Riddick, Executive Director, Ready To Work Business Collaborative


Gad Levanon, Ph.D., Chief Economist, North America, The Conference Board
Presentation of current statistics of the labor market and skills shortage

Employer Success Stories:

Learn about programs that corporations have implemented to aid in hiring veterans, long term unemployed, underemployed, opportunity youth, and people with disabilities.

New Start Career Network, Heldrich Center for Workforce Development: 
Issues and solutions around the long-term unemployed

Principal Financial Group:
Mentorship from high school through employment— first generation college graduates

Gap Inc.:
Hiring opportunity youth

Wells Fargo:
Hiring long-term unemployed in targeted geographic areas

U.S. Bank:
Hiring veterans

Jos. H. Lowenstein:
America Works, non-college, manufacturing program

Hiring people with disabilities

Hiring veterans

Robert Half:
Methods to recruit ready to work talent

Break For Lunch:

Breakout Sessions

  • ‘Ready to Work’ Talent Acquisition Best Practices
  • Setting Goals, Metrics and Ways of Evaluating ‘Ready to Work’ Initiatives

Wrap Up:

  • Sharing group outcomes with all participants




View video of the day's programs:

March Video




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Ready To Work Business Collaborative works cooperatively to help employers develop hiring best practices that target the long-term unemployed, underemployed, people with disabilities, military veterans, and Opportunity Youth.

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