North Mason Chamber
Chamber Scholarship Breakfast Fundraiser
Thursday, October 18, 9-10am | North Mason High School
featuring keynote presenter ...
Sytease Geib, Vice President Workforce Development
Thurston County Chamber of Commerce
PLAN NOW for this inspiring breakfast when we have an opportunity - not only to raise money for our scholarship, but to hear from the students themselves. This is a bit different than any of our other events. The cost is $25 for anyone who would like to attend. We encourage businesses to sponsor a student attendee. Last year, student sponsorships allowed 10 DECA students to attend, and it was a rich experience for the businesses attending as well as the students. This is a perfect chance for them to see how chambers of commerce work in our communities. Your sponsorship will be acknowledged on the event program and in our newsletter.
Even if you do not know the name of the student, we can pool your donation with others so that more students can attend, and add your business name to our list of sponsors for this event. Questions? Please call Stephanie at 360-275-4267, ext. 3. We will also have a keynote presenter, to be announced at a later date. Thank you!
Catered by Wild & Woodsy Catering, Heather Simeral
MORE ABOUT OUR TOPIC: During and after the Great Recession, employers could be picky about who they hired because unemployment was high and job openings were scarce. In addition, they could raise job application requirements like asking for a college degree, even if the job didn't necessarily require one.
Today, that is no longer the case. According to the Labor Department, there were 6 million open jobs in the United States in April. Unemployment is the lowest it has been since 2007. This is great news for workers. Employers are ready to hire and they may pay more to recruit top talent. However, for business owners and employers, this worker shortage environment means that skilled employees may shop around for a better job with better pay and benefits.
How can employers recruit and retain their talent? What steps can employers take today to better prepare youth and our future workforce for local opportunities? Learn how you can attract and retain the talent you need for business success at this important event. We'll share best practices from local employers who are retaining top talent. Learn about upskilling, training, mentoring and how to diversify your workforce. Finally, learn why investing in workforce development today will reap benefits in the years to come.