2020 Talent Resource Week
The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce Talent Resource Week partnered with innovative business and community leaders from across the region to provide valuable tools and resources to help you attract, retain and develop your workforce.
Questions? Please contact Jeff Schaaf, director of talent strategy, at email@example.com.
2020 Talent Resource Week Topics
Tuesday, Oct. 6, noon-1 p.m.
REDI: Re-Entry Development Initiative
If you've attended one of our REDI events in the past, you know that recent data shows job openings exceed the number of unemployed workers by around 400,000. You also know that over 70 million U.S. adults have arrest or conviction records.
During our REDI: Re-Entry Development Initiative session, Sen. Robert Portman joins us to discuss employment barriers for people with felony convictions and former incarcerations. In 2005, then-Congressman Portman authored the Second Chance Act with the late Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, and it was later signed into law. Since 2009, more than 850 Second Chance Act grants have been made to government agencies and non-profit organizations from 49 states for re-entry programs serving adults and juveniles.
Sen. Portman will also be joined by Cathy and Ron Tijerina, co-founders of The Ridge Project. The Tijerinas are passionate innovators whose vision, skill and experience allow them to be catalysts for change.
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 9-10 a.m.
Impact Coalition's Employer Resource Network
This session describes how Employer Resource Networks (ERNs) can help businesses to improve attendance, retention and productivity across an economically diverse workforce. This session is targeted to business leaders, senior management, HR staff and all who are interested in learning how ERNs address the challenges employers face in recruiting and retaining employees and supporting them in advancing into higher-paying positions. The presenters will provide an overview and next steps for businesses wanting to join an ERN.
Stephen MacDonald, Lisa Smith: Administrators, Ohio ERN/Lucas County Family Council
Traci Jaksetic: Lead Agency, Lutheran Social Services of Northwest Ohio
Latanya Ridley: Success Coach, Lutheran Social Services
Matthew Siebert: Employer Member, First Hospitality Group
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2-3 p.m.
Hiring Employees with Addictions
Finding quality workers has been a challenge for businesses for some time. One way to fill those essential positions is to open the doors to potential workers that might have been overlooked in the past. Individuals re-entering the workforce, including those in the process of recovery from substance abuse, can expand the pool of available job applicants. Still, this population comes with its own unique challenges, but some business have been successful in giving career opportunities to these workers. Hear from a panel with experience hiring re-entering citizens and learn how to be successful by offering a second chance.
Thursday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m.-noon
What is a Micro-internship and How Can Your Company Utilize Them
Internships are great, but traditional programs are limited by the number of opportunities they can offer and the talent they can attract. Micro-Internships are scalable, easy to implement, and create a pathway into your existing programs. From on-demand project support to industry-leading diversity recruitment initiatives, Micro-Internships help your team identify, engage, and assess college students and recent grads nationwide.
Thursday, Oct. 8, 3-4 p.m.
Employee Resource Group Best Practices
Owens Corning believes in making sure people can be their true self at work. Employee resource groups, also known as affinity groups, bring this idea to life in multiple ways and build a more inclusive and emotionally intelligent culture. These groups, including the African American Resource Group, OUTreach, Women’s Inclusion Network and Interfaith Exchange, raise awareness around the communities each serves. Learn more from our partners at Owens Corning as they share some of the best practices for creating and managing employee resource groups.
Special Release Talent & Workforce Resources
Become a Featured Employer
We know the Toledo Region is full of MAJOR employers who offer outstanding opportunities for career growth and excellent benefits. We want potential talent to know who you are and why they should work in the Toledo Region, but we need your help to tell the story.
As a FEATURED MAJOR EMPLOYER with over 200 employees, your company will receive a custom FEATURE page on the Toledo Region website plus a dedicated social media promotion on the Toledo Region Instagram and Facebook page.
As a FEATURED EMPLOYER with less than 200 employees, your company will receive a dedicated social media promotion on the Toledo Region Instagram and Facebook page.
Upskill Your Workforce Today with the State of Ohio’s TechCred Program
No matter what industry you work in, technology is having an impact on the future of your business and the nature of your work. TechCred helps Ohioans learn new skills and helps employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a tech-infused economy. Many of these trainings can be completed online!
The current application period is open from October 1, 2020 to October 30, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
Here's how TechCred works:
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Guide to Hiring Immigrants
Our partner, Welcome TLC (Toledo Lucas County), has created a Guide to Hiring Immigrants to help employers connect to the talent they need in the Toledo region. The guide highlights:
Check out the Welcome TLC Guide to Hiring Immigrants for more information.
Selling Toledo Talent Attraction Toolkit
As competition among cities and regions grows and marketing efforts become increasingly sophisticated and aggressive, the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce is your partner for talent attraction. Our powerful, consistent messaging and these tools can be used by all community partners to promote the region.
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Manufacturing Earn-and-Learn Opportunities
Now more than ever, the manufacturing industry must come together to identify regional competitiveness issues and advocate as the collective voice for manufacturing. Our sector partnership’s earn-and-learn projects are vital to our region’s economic development, and provides a tried and true approach for a highly skilled workforce that continues to innovate and adapt to meet the rapidly changing needs of the 21st century.
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Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce Job Board
A strong, nationally recognized and committed workforce is one of Northwest Ohio’s proudest and greatest assets. The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce Job Board is here to connect employers with employees in need of work and to serve our members and partners, as well as the Toledo Region.
From October 1st through December 31st, 2020, all Chamber members will receive FREE job postings.
Submit your listing or apply now >