Join us for a 2-day back-to-back conversation.
As the unemployment rate drops, employers find themselves fighting harder over a narrow segment of the labor pool. They also find themselves struggling with how to engage candidates reentering the workforce who had previously given up looking for employment after months or even years of frustration with a stagnant economy.
These problems and opportunities have driven some employers to adopt unique strategies with educators or leverage tried-and-true models like apprenticeships to fill the “new-hire” skills gap.
Oct. 31, 2pm EST — Educators + Employers = Unique Partners (1 Hour Event)
Nov. 1, 2pm EST — Apprenticeships – What’s Old is New Again (1 Hour Event)
Thanks to all who attended our recent virtual convening, the first in a series. Check back in soon and we will be posting our 2018 calendar of events.
Your connection to skilled LTU workers
Ready To Work Business Collaborative Ambassadors
Director of Talent Acquisition, U.S. Bank
Sr. Dir. of Community Relations, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
People who want to work and who can
contribute to your business are not
getting through the HR gatekeepers.
Who Are These People?
“Ready to work” is a subset of the U.S. labor market who have been reskilled or upskilled and are looking for employment.
- People with disabilities
- Opportunity youth
- The underemployed
- The long-term unemployed (LTU)
Your business can benefit from this pool of skilled labor.
What You Can Do
EMPLOYERS can make hiring the ready to work a C-suite priority.
WORKFORCE INTERMEDIARIES can help bridge the gap between employees and employers.
POLICY MAKERS AND GRANT MAKERS can help us better understand the issue and recommend standards.