How Oregon Works: The Current State of Work in Oregon
September 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join us for the first of this seven-part, six month long series taking an in-depth look at current and future workforce challenges and opportunities facing 6 of Oregon’s most important industries. This series will include seven monthly special publications beginning in June of 2018 along with two events, the first on September 14th discussing the current workforce landscape in Oregon.
At the event we will host a panel of industry leaders and workforce experts who will weigh in on the challenges and potential issues related to the future economic health of the state and its residents.
Hear an insightful keynote for John Tapogna, President of ECONorthwest as he shares why Oregon and the nation are in the late stages of a long economic expansion, and the labor market is tight. A newly released talent assessment investigates todays skill gaps, shortages, and mismatches and then looks at how technology could shape work in coming years.
Join us for a discussion pertaining to these questions and more:
- Where are our challenges in closing the jobs and skills gaps?
- What are some of the most difficult jobs to fill and why?
- What are the demographic trends that are setting the stage for the future workforce and what are the implications for employers?
11:00 am – Networking & Registration
11:30 am – Welcome from Craig Wessel
11:35 am – Keynote: John Tapogna, President, ECONorthwest
Oregon and the nation are in the late stages of a long economic expansion, and the labor market is tight. A newly released talent assessment investigates todays skill gaps, shortages, and mismatches and then looks at how technology could shape work in coming years.
12:00 pm – Industry Panel Discussion with Tanya Webb, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Puppet, Lisa Powell, Chief Human Resources Officer at Providence Health & Services
12:35 pm – Government Panel Discussion with Andrew McGrough, Executive Director, Worksystems, Ken Madden, VP of Sales & Marketing, Madden Industrial and Mark Mitsui, President, PCC
1:00 pm – Closing