Attracting and Retaining Employees in MetroWest:
Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions
Join the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with MassEcon and the UMass Donahue Institute, as we hear results of their recent regional employer survey.
Whether you are a business owner, facilities and operations director, hiring manager, or human resources professional, the information presented, followed by a panel discussion featuring local employers, of various sizes and businesses, will provide valuable insights about the hiring challenges we face in suburban Boston.
Attendees will walk away with a shared sense of opportunity and new ideas about what it takes to hire, and keep, employees at every level and skill set.
7:30 - 8:00 - Networking and light breakfast
8:00 - 8:20 – What the data shows – UMass research findings about MetroWest workforce
Dr. Mark Melnik, Director, Economic & Public Policy Research, UMass Donahue Institute
8:20 – 9:20 – Panel perspectives and Audience Q&A. Current Panelists include:
Tony Kotarski, LS Commercial Operations Regional Leader – Americas, GE Healthcare
(Life Sciences, Manufacturer perspectives)
Ashley DePaolo, EVP and Managing Director, COMMCREATIVE
(Professional Services/Agency, Small Business)
Anastasia Bergmann, Human Resources Manager Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
9:20 – 9:30 - Concluding Remarks