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USM Corporate Partners panel discussion - “Recruitment & Retention: New Ways to Think About Maine's Workforce”

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The Maine workforce is changing, and change can be good for business. Join University of Southern Maine Corporate Partners for a a panel discussion “Recruitment & Retention: New Ways to Think About Maine's Workforce,” on Thursday, October 10, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Abromson Community Education Center, on the Portland Campus. The panel discussion will be facilitated by USM Corporate Partners faculty Chair Richard Bilodeau.

Hear from experts as well as potential employees about ways to recruit and retain people from three important segments of the Maine workforce: millennials, new Mainers and retirees returning to the workforce. 

Panelists will help frame candid conversations about how changes in the Maine workforce are shaping business culture and success. 

USM Corporate Partners promoAttendees will get a chance to mingle with panelists post discussion, and the event will conclude with a debrief session featuring Said Eastman, CEO of Jobs in the US, representing JobsinME as the 2019-2020 Corporate Partners Supporting Sponsor.

Panelists will include: Suheir Al Askari and Katie Schindler, USM Career & Employment Hub; Barbara Babkirk, Heart at Work Associates; Hannah DeAngelis, Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigration Services; Chanel Lewis, IDEXX; Baba Ly, Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigration Services; and David Pease, Bangor Savings Bank.

 
Save the dates! USM Corporate Partners Signature Series – upcomingl dates/topics:

Thursday, December 5, 2019
"Training & Development: Techniques for Better Employee Performance and Satisfaction"

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
"Communicating & Dialoguing in the Digital Age: Tips for Staying Connected without Technology"

USM Corporate Partners is a community of leading companies and organizations that share a commitment to growing Maine's skilled and educated workforce through active collaboration with the University of Southern Maine. Learn more.