Columbus institutions unite to address shortages in professional talent
HR, business leaders and city officials to discuss challenges, solutions
October 8, 2007
Nationwide: Liz Christopher
Columbus Chamber: Susan Merryman
Columbus State: Will Kope
Columbus, Ohio — Consider these statistics: By 2010, demographers predict a worker shortage of up to 10 million people in the U.S. By 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor estimates there will be 165 million jobs and only 162 million people available in the workforce.
The shortage is fueled by a variety of factors: An aging workforce; skill set shortage (lower college graduation rates and immigrations restrictions); retiring Baby Boomers; slower workforce growth.
This is less than three years away. What is central Ohio, with one of the most highly skilled economies in the country, to do?
Nationwide Insurance, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and Columbus State Community College will collectively host a workforce planning conference for business leaders, HR professionals and recruiters, to help forecast future talent needs and to position Columbus in the race for talent.
The Chamber of Commerce will also be releasing new tools and resources during the event that are designed to help local employers attract and retain talent.
What: Attract and Retain Talent Forum Meeting
When: Wednesday, October 10, 2007
7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Who: Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman
Joe Marlotti, national expert on workforce generations
Ty Marsh, President and CEO, Columbus Chamber of Commerce
Investments Retirement Insurance www.nationwide.com One Nationwide Plaza Columbus, OH 43215-2220
Valeriana Moeller, President, Columbus State Community College
Terri Hill, Chief Administrative Officer, Nationwide
Where: Nationwide World Headquarters,Columbus, OH
Notes: A continental breakfast is available beginning at 7:30
a.m. and Mayor Coleman will kick-off the event at 8 a.m. Validated
parking is available at Nationwide’s Front Street garage.
Nationwide, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the world, with more than $160 billion in assets. Nationwide ranks #104 on the Fortune 500 list. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, motorcycle, boat, homeowners, life, farm, commercial insurance, administrative services, annuities, mortgages, mutual funds, pensions, long-term savings plans and health and productivity services. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.
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