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Igniting Missouri’s workforce in the wake of COVID-19: Annual statewide Workforce2030 Conference going virtual

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As Missouri seeks to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear that more must be done to help workers upgrade their skills so they are qualified for available jobs. Despite high unemployment numbers during the pandemic, many Missouri employers still lack candidates with the right talents. Workers who find themselves unemployed or underemployed in the wake of the pandemic need innovative upskilling and re-skilling opportunities.

This April, The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is partnering with the Missouri Association for Workforce Development to host a statewide, fully interactive, virtual Workforce2030 Conference.

“The Missouri Chamber is intensifying its efforts to help students and economically sidelined Missourians attain the knowledge and experience needed for the opportunities that are arising in the post-pandemic economy,” said Daniel P. Mehan, Missouri Chamber President and CEO. “Our annual Workforce2030 Conference is how we have united hundreds of employers, educators and lawmakers from across the state to collaborate on innovative solutions and policies, which in the wake of the pandemic have become more crucial than ever before.”

This year, highlights from our speaker lineup include:

  • Thoughts from Gov. Mike Parson on the state’s workforce and economic recovery
  • Data trends shaping the post-COVID talent ecosystem, with Burning Glass CEO Matt Sigelman
  • Insight on how to rank among America’s best places to work from Marilyn Bush, market president of Bank of America
  • How to boost employee morale and avoid layoffs, from leaders in the healthcare and entertainment industries
  • Best practices in diversity and inclusion training being deployed by Missouri’s top companies
  • The future of human work in the age of smart machines with Jamie Merisotis, President & CEO of Lumina

Workforce2030 will be held April 21-23 from 9am-1pm each day. The full agenda and further details can be found at mochamber.com/workforce2030-conference.

Members of the press are welcome to attend any portion of the event. RSVP through Karen Buschmann at kbuschmann@mochamber.com or by phone at (573) 634-3511 to receive an attendance link. Please add this listing to all community calendars.

The annual Workforce2030 Conference stems from the Missouri Chamber’s Workforce2030 Report, published in 2018, which takes a comprehensive look at where Missouri stands compared to other states and includes a national analysis of best workforce development practices. Download a free copy of the report here.

Watch highlights from our previous Workforce2030 Conference:

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