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Join us at our Triangle Talent Forum

At this year’s Triangle Talent forum, we will explore “The Workforce of Tomorrow” and will be answering the question - how are you and your organization preparing for the future workforce?

Did you know that more than 70 percent of our existing businesses in the Research Triangle region plan to grow their workforce in the next three years? This would result in approximately 36,000 new jobs (Workforce Skills Analysis, 2017). This statistic represents the Triangle's growing need to diversify and strengthen the talent pipeline.

On Feb. 20, join us to hear from keynote speaker, Rob Humphrey, an executive with LinkedIn. Rob currently lives in the Triangle and has over two decades of experience in the recruiting industry. Rob will discuss his perspective on the intersection of schools, companies, and talent and how this is the key to producing a talent trifecta in our community. He will discuss elements that are critical for the workforce, education, and business partners to successfully continue recruiting and retaining top talent.

Following Rob Humphrey will be a panel moderated by Gary Greene of Greene Resources. Gary will be joined by a dynamic panel of individuals who are currently navigating through changes in the workplace, new hiring trends, the impact of technology on jobs, and training for the right skills. Panelists include:

  • Lindsay Tarabocchia, assistant vice president, Channel Management, Credit Suisse
    • Lindsay manages the Real Returns program for Credit Suisse - helping senior level professionals enter back into the workforce following an extended break.
  • Kimarie Ankenbrand, managing director, JLL
    • Kimarie is the second female Managing Director for JLL in Raleigh.
  • Jannaeé Sick, front end developer, MedThink Communications
    • Jannaeé recently re-entered the workforce after taking an extended break following the birth of her first child.
  • Briana Landis, student, Meredith College, Class of 2019
    • Briana is currently a student at Meredith College and has a unique perspective on the job search process.

Ashley Cagle, assistant executive director of Wake County Economic Development, wants to shine a light on the Triangle’s ability to continue to strengthen talent recruitment in the area. “Wake County and the greater region are known collaborators when it comes to understanding the needs of talent. With 47 percent of the local population holding a bachelor’s degree or higher, it is critical we study and learn how we can stay competitive and adjust to the changing needs of our workforce.”

We will see you on Feb. 20 at the Raleigh Convention Center. Registration opens at 8 a.m., with the program starting at 8:30 a.m. You can register here.

 

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