Training, education and a shift in perception may be just what it takes to fill the talent gap in the local workforce. Preparing the regional workforce in central Illinois is a key component of the strategy being developed through the new economic development project known as Focus Forward CI.
Today’s minority groups will together comprise the majority of the U.S. population before 2050, putting an end to white male dominance in the workplace, and significantly altering every aspect of the American workforce.
Three big changes have put the American immigration debate, which has been stalled for years, back into high gear. And the implications for the Midwest and immigrant-dependent regions like central Illinois will be huge.
Across the country, the need for highly-skilled manufacturing workers is greater than ever, yet fewer individuals are getting the training required to fill these open positions through a “traditional” education.
The strategic plan is your road map to the future success of the organization. So, assuming your strategic plan isn’t sitting on a shelf collecting dust, what have you done about your “people plan” to support reaching your business goals?
“Y” for Focus Forward CI? Its mission: to engage all populations in a regional effort to transform mindset, economic performance, environment and leadership in Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford and Mason Counties.
An organization’s workforce is arguably the greatest asset of any organization. As our economy becomes more dependent on human capital, understanding how to create and maintain a solid workforce is increasingly vital.
Frequently, workers in this age group are characterized as inflexible, slower and reluctant to evolve with technology. But most employers find that today’s older workers challenge these stereotypes and can be real assets.