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Toledo Region Talent Attraction Symposium

The battle to attract and retain talent is heating up across the country.  How will the Toledo Region position itself to compete for the country's best and brightest talent? It started with the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce's Talent Attraction Symposium held Monday, October 19th, 2015.

Corporations, small businesses, employment agencies, governmental workforce initiatives and more came together to learn from national experts and companies throughout the region about local and national trends and best practices in talent attraction and retention.  The event agenda can be viewed here.

Thank you to those who joined us to gain valuable insights and help shape a much needed regional talent strategy. Presentations from the day are linked below. And make sure to check out our video from the Summer in the City intern program.

Session Presentations

When Economic Development and Workforce Development Overlap - Why does a talent shortage continue to plague global employers and what should your company be doing about it?   Speaker: Rebecca Dernberger, VP/GM, Northeast Division, Manpower

Attracting the Gen Y(oung) Worker - What do you need to know to successfully land Millennial talent?  Speaker:  Amy Lynch, Generational Edge Consulting

It's All About CULTURE - Creating a strong culture to move your company forward.  Speaker:  Jim Haudan, Root Inc.

Diverse by Design - Meeting the talent challenge in a global economy. Speaker: Mary Stagaman, VP, Cincinnati Regional Chamber of Commerce 

How to Implement a Successful Internship Program - a panel with experts from SSOE Group, Lourdes University, Hart, Assurex Health and more.


We thank our sponsors:

Gold:  Buckeye CableSystem and Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority



Silver:  Ohio Means Internships & Co-ops

Event Partners:  Lourdes University, University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University, BioOhio and Ohio Aerospace Institute

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