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Competition is fierce for workforce talent – are employers holding up their end of the bargain?

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Across the nation, there are multiple job openings for every applicant, in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Chaffee County is feeling the squeeze; given the number of help wanted postings, reduced operating hours and upward pressure on wages, our local economy is being starved of its potential.

As an employer, how can you best compete? It’s not just about wages anymore. Employees want to be valued and make best use of their skills. Effective recruiting and employee retention skills may be the edge that allows your organization to surge forward — or fall behind.

EDC Workshop shows where the work world is headed —
Paying attention to key trends makes your business stronger

The Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will present the next in its series of #FUTUREOFWORK Bootcamps from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 6 at the Scout Hut, 210 E Sackett Ave. in Salida. The session will share best practices surrounding important current hiring trends:

  • Job Quality
  • Skills Based Hiring

Course Curriculum:

  • Beyond the 4-Year Degree: The Future of Skills Based Hiring
  • Intro to Work Based Learning (WBL) including Internships and Apprenticeships
  • Local Career Development Programs (CMC Salida, Salida Public Schools, BV School District)
  • More than Wages and Benefits: Job Quality as an Attraction and Retention Strategy

Chosen applicants will receive instruction from subject matter experts and align with exciting efforts underway in local and statewide academic institutions to meet future workforce development needs.

To learn more and apply, please visit this link.

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