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ICW in partnership with the Families and Work Institute and the Twiga Foundation are conducting a nationwide campaign to demonstrate the value of workplace flexibility as a sound business decision.
The gap between available jobs and available workers with the skills needed in those jobs could grow to 35 million or more in 5 years. Yet, individuals with disabilities remain an untapped resource of potential workers. Learn how to access: information and referrals, technical assistance, public awareness, and training on all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
A business heavyweight tells local leaders that education is the key to the nation's future. State Farm CEO Ed Rust was the featured speaker at the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs series.
Business leaders need to get more involved in politics to help ensure they can recruit workers with the necessary skills, said Ed Rust Jr., State Farm’s chairman and CEO.
The CEO of Bloomington-based State Farm Mutual Insurance sounded a call for education reform before an audience of 330 people Friday at a Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored breakfast meeting at Four Points by Sheraton.
U.S. News STEM Solutions 2013 will bring together business, education and government leaders who have long recognized the need to connect the dots between STEM education and careers. Adding to last year’s successful conference format, the second edition will give more dedicated time for these leaders to interact and collaborate.
The Institute for a Competitive Workforce will hold its annual education and workforce summit on September 17 & 18 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC. Details to come.