2018 Wichita Industry Research Exchange

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 7:30 to 11:00 AM
Holiday Inn Wichita East I-35

549 South Rock Road, Wichita, KS 67207

 

Adapting to a Tight Labor Market – Understanding Trends and Discussing Strategies

 

There is growing discussion about a tightening labor market across the nation.  This WIRE event will examine labor market conditions within the Wichita regional economy.  Kansas Department of Labor and WSU researchers will begin the  conversation with an examination of economic migration trends and the driving forces behind the labor supply.   Business leaders will discuss these trends and tactics for recruitment in a seemingly tapped out labor market.

Presenting Sponsor:

 


An annual community event featuring university and industry research and dialogue that addresses important business and industry issues and trends throughout the region and state. 

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Welcoming Remarks
Jay Smith, President and COO of INTRUST Bank

SPEAKERS

BIO
TYLER TENBRINK
Senior Labor Economist
Labor Market Information Services
Kansas Department of Labor

LABOR AVAILABILITY

Exploring deeper elements of the labor market from discouraged workers to job vacancy trends 

BIO
PATTIE BRADLEY
Senior Research Economist
CEDBR
W. Frank Barton School of Business
Wichita State University

ECONOMIC MIGRATION

Visualizing recent migration trends by location, income and education
 

BIO
MIKE BUSCH
Senior Research Economist
CEDBR
W. Frank Barton School of Business
Wichita State University

LOCAL LABOR SUPPLY

Understanding the natural growth of the working population and key labor variables for regional competiveness

Jeremy Hill

BIO
JEREMY HILL
Director
CEDBR
W. Frank Barton School of Business
Wichita State University

MODERATOR

Facilitating the Discussion
and Providing Key Insights

 

PANEL DISCUSSION

BIO
JEREMY HILL
Director
CEDBR
W. Frank Barton School of Business
Wichita State University

PANEL
MODERATOR

 

BIO
KARA HUNT
Vice President of Human Resources

Delta Dental of Kansas

DELTA DENTAL
OF KANSAS

 

BIO
EILEEN McNICHOL
Chief Human Resources Officer

Sedgwick County

SEDGWICK COUNTY
 

BIO
ALEJO CABRAL
Director

Young Professionals of Wichita

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
OF WICHITA

 

BIO
SAMANTHA S. MEEDS
Senior Manager, Workforce Planning and Development

Spirit AeroSystems

SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS

 

 

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TIME

TENTATIVE AGENDA ITEM

7:00 Registration
7:30 Buffet Open
7:55 Welcoming Remarks: Jeremy Hill
Presenting Sponsor: Jay Smith 
8:00

Speaker: Tyler Tenbrink  —  Labor Availabilty, Exploring deeper elements of the labor market from discouraged workers to job vacancy trends

8:30 Speaker: Pattie Bradley  —  Economic Migration, Visualizing recent migration trends by location, income and education
9:00 Speaker: Mike Busch  —  Labor Supply, Understanding the natural growth of the working population and key labor variables for regional competiveness
9:30 -- Break --
9:45

  Panel Discussion - Labor Attraction, Practitioners will share their experience with labor scarcity and attraction strategies

1. Eileen McNichol, Chief Human Resource Officer, Sedgwick County
2. Kara Hunt, Vice President, Human Resource, Delta Dental of Kansas
3. Alejo Cabral, Director, Young Professionals of Wichita 
4. Samantha Meeds, Senior Manager, Workforce Planning and Development, Spirit AeroSystems

11:00 Closing Remarks / Adjourn

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VIDEO

WATCH: Video Playlist of the 2017 WIRE Event

Speakers Presentations

Panel Discussion



>> View the 2017 event page and speaker slides.<<

 



ATTENDEES

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