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Regional Economic Conditions: Worker Experience Survey

April 19, 2022 | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. CT
Virtual video event

Ron Wirtz Director, Regional Outreach
Regional Economic Conditions: Worker Experience Survey

How are job seekers faring in the current labor market? What are their objectives, and what are the biggest obstacles keeping them from finding a preferred job given the many opportunities in today’s labor market?

Ronald A. Wirtz Regional Outreach Director

Today’s labor market faces a fundamental conundrum: jobs are plentiful, but workers are not. Labor force participation has fallen over the last two decades, and fell even further during the pandemic, with few signs of a quick rebound.

Our Regional Outreach team recently surveyed job counselors and others who work with job seekers to learn more about the job-seeking experience. This survey was conducted with the help of the Minnesota Association of Workforce Boards, a statewide coalition representing Minnesota’s 16 local Workforce Development Boards.

Regional Outreach Director Ron Wirtz hosted a discussion on what workforce staff told us about job seekers’ experience in today’s job market, which was followed by a moderated Q&A session with workforce development leaders.

Event Details

Virtual video event

Presenter Information

Tammy Biery

Tammy Biery Executive Director
Career Solutions

Sahur Hussein

Sahur Hussein Career Planner
Career Solutions

Jinny Rietmann

Jinny Rietmann Executive Director
Workforce Development, Inc.