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- Skills Mismatch
On September 12, I participated in a discussion hosted by the Aspen Institute and the Annie E. Casey Foundation on what it means to “work on the demand side” in workforce development. For employers, that indicates a need and a desire to engage more fully in the workforce effort. The conversation included voices from a range of workforce initiatives all over the United States. Two topics that I found to be particularly valuable were:
Employer engagement in the workforce system is critical today and becomes even more important as sector strategies are used to close the skills gap. Input from employers of all sizes and industries is needed to help shape meaningful workforce development. Business Leaders United is taking the lead in bringing employers’ voices to the process and looks forward to participating in and facilitating more of these conversations.