Investing in America’s Workforce
How Employers Create Good Jobs to Maintain Their Competitive Advantage
In today’s tightening labor market, companies across the country are adopting new business practices to create good jobs to attract, retain and grow their talent. The National Fund is partnering with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City to present a webinar on how the changing labor market is affecting two manufacturing companies and the strategies they use to design higher quality jobs, improve working conditions and strengthen operations. During the webinar, the business leaders will also discuss the role of technology in enhancing job quality and expanding employment.
The webinar will conclude by offering a menu of proven practices and programs used by employers across industries to increase their competitive advantage and help them to become an ‘employer of choice’.
Fred Dedrick, President & CEO, National Fund for Workforce Solutions
Kathy Jewett, Human Resources Manager, XLT, Inc. of Wichita, Kansas
Mike Mandina, President, Optimax Systems, Inc. of Ontario, New York
This webinar is the first in a series exploring strategies for improving job quality and outcomes for workers and businesses presented by the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, the Aspen Institute, the Good Companies, Good Jobs Initiative at the Sloan School of Management, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
Additional Webinars in this Series:
- March 22, 2018: Engaging Workers in Creating Good Jobs
- April 26, 2018: In Search of the Employment “High Road”: A Research Perspective on Developing Good Jobs
Participation in this series is free, but separate registration is required for each webinar.
More about the Investing in America’s Workforce Initiative
Investing in America’s Workforce is a Federal Reserve System initiative to reimagine and reframe workforce development efforts to improve outcomes for workers, more competitive businesses and greater regional economic growth.