Forum on Attracting and Retaining Diverse Talent | Wed May 2, 2018

Forum on Attracting and Retaining Diverse Talent
calendar link icon  Wed May 2, 2018
Start: 7:30 am End: 11:15 am

Energy Innovation Center

Local Strategies in a Global World

Join the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh for a forum on the confluence of socio-economic and community benefits and challenges that need to be addressed to attract and retain a diverse workforce for Pittsburgh to become truly competitive on the local, national and global economy.

Speakers from different backgrounds will share their expertise on the economic impact of immigration in the region, the value and challenges of establishing minority workforce programs for local businesses, and recommendations for creating a diverse talent pipeline for the region.

Forum Panels: 

  • New American Economy‘s Report: The Role of Immigrants in Reviving the Great Lakes Region
  • Allegheny Conference‘s Inflection Point 2.0 Report- Workforce Needs and Current Barriers to Retaining Local Talent
  • Engaging Our Diverse Workforce – Inclusion & Attraction Strategies
  • From Policies to Practice: Pittsburgh Companies Share Their Experiences

What will participants  learn?

  • Programs, policies, and practices from Pittsburgh companies who have successfully made a commitment to recruiting a diverse workforce, including minority training programs and visa sponsorships
  • Data to support your business hiring decisions
  • Information about resources and best practices on inclusion strategies as well as attraction and retention of diverse talent
  • Insight and legal resources for recruiting international talent already residing in the USA
  • Current barriers to employment in Pittsburgh and recommended action steps to slow a workforce gap

Who should attend? 

  • Human Resources managers and staff interested in addressing hiring needs
  • Policy and decision makers in corporations and small businesses, non-profits, local government, and education
  • Individuals expanding diversity within the Pittsburgh area
  • Non profit leaders with an interest in bringing additional talent to Pittsburgh

A $30 registration fee covers the cost of breakfast and all materials. Discounts available for group tickets–more information on website.


World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Bringing the world to Pittsburgh for over 80 years

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