“The regions that get out in front and identify how to get more people not only into the workforce but prepared for the jobs of the future, will be the leaders in both workforce AND economic development. That’s where we want to be,” said Gov. Walker.
Becky Frankiewicz, president of ManpowerGroup North America, gave a keynote presentation on “2018: From Rust Belt to Brain Belt,” providing greater detail on the challenges facing Wisconsin employers. Due to limited talent supply, increasing demand and changing job types, “We have to shift from being consumers of labor to creators of talent,” Frankiewicz said. She outlined a four-part, simultaneous strategy for businesses to survive and thrive:
Functions likely to see the largest increase/decrease in headcount in the next two years
65 of Gen Z will perform jobs that DO NOT EXIST yet
The day’s lineup of speakers included: Mike Laszkiewicz, Rockwell Automation ; Bill Avery, Direct Supply; Raymone Jackson, Northwestern Mutual; and a team from Kansas City sharing their best practices on talent development and attraction as part of the region’s KC Rising economic growth initiative.
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