December 21, 2017 by Stacie Euken
A common theme from our Business Connections visits this past year – as well as most any conference we’ve attended or article we’ve read – is workforce. While it’s exciting that the state’s unemployment rates are so low (2% regionally!), it’s also worrisome and leaves many organizations wondering where they’re going to find good employees for their team. Fortunately, Manufacturing Business Technology magazine has some tips for you to stay ahead of labor challenges in 2018 (and its good advice for EVERYBODY – not just manufacturers!). When you have time, you can check out the entire article here. For now, here are a few take-aways and my own personal thoughts:
Another way to help address labor issues is by joining hands with other employers to make sure your community is a viable place to live, work, and play. While workforce will likely be a hot topic for years to come, being proactive and making use of available resources can help you get the right people on your team.
Always remember, you’re not the only one struggling; it is a common issue across the board - throughout our region, across the state, and nationwide!
Stacie Euken, Economic Development Coordinator
Midwest Partnership EDC