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Business in Community Discussion Series: Workforce & Employment - Shared screen with speaker view
Dana Ledyard
38:29
+1 Alissa rocks!
Help Desk
38:30
Ideas and Action Page: http://s.alchemer.com/s3/Business-in-Community-Discussion-SeriesRegister for another discussion in the series or read the speaker bios: https://businessvolunteersmd.org/business-in-community-discussion-series/
Alissa Ganser, Business Volunteers
39:49
Please share your questions for our speakers in the chat. We will address them after they have presented.
Alissa Ganser, Business Volunteers
42:42
Also, We want to hear from you! What has your company done to address issues of workforce and employment in the regional community? Share those ideas here: Ideas and Action Page http://s.alchemer.com/s3/Business-in-Community-Discussion-Series
Dana Ledyard
42:53
Is this data based on Balt CITY only or Baltimore metro? (Same Q for DC)
Dana Ledyard
43:20
Never mind I think the map answers my question! Looks like city only :)
Krystina Wales
55:32
Yes!
Dana Ledyard
58:40
Awesome news on the apprenticeship front!
Eryn Lessard
01:00:51
Building on Lisa's comment, I'd love to hear more about these collaborations can become regular, transparent, and inclusive as we move into the "next normal". What are avenues for organizations with a stake in workforce development to participate in these conversations and planning?
Help Desk
01:01:59
Learn more about Baltimore MOED: https://moed.baltimorecity.gov/Learn more about Goodwill: https://www.goodwillches.org/
Jenn Bell-Ellwanger
01:03:18
Transportation issues impact our youth seeking employment as well
Help Desk
01:04:18
Learn more about Baltimore Data Week: https://bniajfi.org/data_day/
Eryn Lessard
01:05:02
@Jenn Bell-Ellwanger -- to your point, the Fund for Ed Excellence recently released a report about the *huge* impact of Bmore's public transportation challenges on students: https://ffee.org/wp-content/uploads/FFEE_NotInService_2021_%C6%92single-Final.pdf
Jenn Bell-Ellwanger
01:05:58
Yes, thank @Eryn for sharing that important report!
Julie Kernan - Business Volunteers
01:06:23
So critical- we have a session dedicated to Transportation.
Julie Kernan - Business Volunteers
01:07:59
February 10, 2022...
Alissa Ganser, Business Volunteers
01:11:15
Thank you to our panel!
Pamela King
01:12:31
Good information --
Julie Kernan - Business Volunteers
01:19:40
It's about partnership!
Andrea Griesmar
01:19:44
With the huge shortage of healthcare workers, does Goodwill offer or have you explored CNA training programs?
Kristin Kosmides
01:19:58
What a great program and partnership!
Dana Ledyard
01:21:02
Importance of public + private partnerships and partners working together across the pipeline!
Kristin Kosmides
01:21:18
Partnership and innovation!
Larry Moscow
01:21:46
Given the role inadequate child care plays as a barrier to work, are there proof point examples-- either locally or nationally--that can be used to demonstrate the positive correlation between providing accessible day care to increased employment?
Krystina Wales
01:21:51
I’m hopeful because we all recognize that change can happen! As Joe said, we did it in a crisis so we can do it if we work together.
David Tillman
01:21:53
Connecting the business community to the specific needs of their surrounding population.
Jan Houbolt
01:22:06
What is the average top salary for pharmacy tech?Is it a pathway to store manager?Possibility of partnering Walgreens , Rite Aid, etc?
Katie Sutton
01:22:12
My biggest takeaway - the workforce and employment challenge does not rest on the shoulders of individuals. There are huge systemic obstacles - transportation, childcare, legal, housing, infrastructure - that need to be addressed. Businesses have a ton of potential to address those.
Eryn Lessard
01:22:29
**Second @Katie Sutton
Jenn Bell-Ellwanger
01:23:17
it takes a holistic approach to tackle labor/workforce issues. Need the supports and connections with education, transportation, healthcare etc...
Amanda Parsley
01:23:41
The correlation between unemployment and access to transportation, access to affordable childcare options and access to internet. There are so many layers to enabling talent to get to their employer.
Dana Ledyard
01:23:56
There have been studies in some cities that cover free preK - that link that benefit with increases in women’s employment
Matthew Riggin
01:23:57
This was fantastic! Thank you to our panel & hosts. The stats around digital and mobility equity in the context of unemployment were eye opening.
Dana Ledyard
01:24:24
@Larry I don’t have the link handy but I think Washington DC was studied on the economic/jobs impact when they implemented this benefit!
Dana Ledyard
01:25:52
I think employers themselves also need to commit to making changes and adapting how they operate in order to welcome and support new pipelines of employees
Katie Sutton
01:25:54
Do you get the sense that employers are thinking about accommodations or changes they can make in order to attract and retain talent - not just for "white collar" or experienced employees, but also for entry level. I'm thinking about ways that employers could accommodate for the broken systems - flexible hours to allow for transportation, child care, not requiring disclosure about legal issues, mental health care, days off, etc.
Eryn Lessard
01:26:02
Lisa, I love that Goodwill is expanding its footprint directly into the North Ave corridor at Coppin. Too often, we expect folks to "come to us" for resources.
Katie Sutton
01:26:06
^^ Dana, same thought!
Dana Ledyard
01:26:12
@Katie +11111111 to those changes
Dana Ledyard
01:26:15
JINX
Jason Perkins-Cohen
01:26:16
@Larry -- don't have the studies at my fingertips but there are case studies that providing safe and affordable child care is an obvious game-changer for parents who without it -- lose access to jobs, wages, etc.
Help Desk
01:26:26
Register for our next session on Thursday, September 23rd. We will be focusing on Education and Youth: https://businessvolunteersmd.org/business-in-community-discussion-series/Take our survey for the Business in Community Workforce Development Session: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/5139769/ab54dc1c403fPlease select Special Event Business in Community Discussion Series! We appreciate your feedback.
Alissa Ganser, Business Volunteers
01:28:38
Any other employers on the call have innovative partnerships and solutions to these challenges?
Alice Zients
01:29:47
We, at TEKsystems, are working in partnership with Per Scholas in a similar capacity!
Jessica Gappa - Comcast
01:29:49
@Alissa I'll give a shoutout to @Alice Zients who has also provided some awesome support for tech programming with Per Scholas.
Alice Zients
01:30:01
Thanks, Jessica :)
Andrea Griesmar
01:30:05
Can you share more about how candidates for the CVS partnership program are sourced and selected?
Jason Perkins-Cohen
01:30:22
It does take a village. The good news is -- we have a lot of villages ready to support. I mentioned Baltimore Health Corps -- this initiative involves the public agency, a community college, a cbo to provide training, MVLS providing legal assistance and another provider offering behavioral health support. While it may sound complicated, the model can easily be replicated!!
Jason Perkins-Cohen
01:30:46
and it can be done at scale!
Help Desk
01:32:11
Register for our next session on Thursday, September 23rd. We will be focusing on Education and Youth: https://businessvolunteersmd.org/business-in-community-discussion-series/
Kate Schulze, Ethics Alliance Maryland
01:32:28
I wonder if we’ve thought enough about the available resource in our over 50 population. Many of them have been laid off as a result of COVID and are competing for the same jobs as younger, unskilled workers despite having degrees, skills, etc. Not keeping this resource in the workforce deprives us all and sets us up for a problem down the road (lack of financial resources).
Amanda Parsley
01:32:38
Thank you for this session, it was incredibly insightful and thank you to the panelists for sharing your experience and knowledge!
Gretchen LeGrand
01:32:43
Thanks all for the great conversation!
David Tillman
01:32:58
Thank you! I really enjoyed this session.
Eryn Lessard
01:33:51
Thank you, Alissa, Joe, Jason, Lisa, and Erika!
Brian Gerardo, Business Volunteers
01:33:58
Ideas and Action Page: http://s.alchemer.com/s3/Business-in-Community-Discussion-SeriesTake our survey for the Business in Community Workforce Development Session: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/5139769/ab54dc1c403fPlease select Special Event Business in Community Discussion Series! We appreciate your feedback.
Cassandra Sullivan
01:34:04
Thanks, everyone. Encouraging to hear about the innovative partnerships to meet our community's needs -- employment and beyond!
Julie Kernan - Business Volunteers
01:34:10
THANK YOU to our panelists and guests!!!
Dana Ledyard
01:34:17
Thanks all! Great session!
Chichi Nyagah-Nash
01:34:27
Thank you very much, this was a wonderful conversation.
Jenn Bell-Ellwanger
01:34:31
have a great day, thank you!
Jason Perkins-Cohen
01:34:38
My apologies all but I have to run as well. Great session.
Joe Jones
01:45:50
I need to transition to another meeting. Have a great rest of the day everyone!
Krystina Wales
01:45:59
Thames Joe!
Krystina Wales
01:46:03
Or thanks
Sharon McWilliams
01:47:25
Thank you
Kate Schulze, Ethics Alliance Maryland
01:47:29
Great session! Thanks
Andrea Griesmar
01:47:32
Thank you so much for a great discussion!
Katie Sutton
01:47:38
Thank you. Amazing as always!
Erika Bailey
01:47:44
Thank you