Where Did My Job Go?
Wednesday, November 1, 2023 | 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex - Room 180
5015 East 29th Street North, Wichita KS 67220
(29th Street N & Oliver)
The pandemic has created and destroyed occupations and industries. This event will explore this phenomenon within the labor market over the last three years, which includes the use of contingent labor and spatial mobility. CEDBR staff will outline the employment trends and expectations over the next few years, while industry experts will provide their take on adaptation in evolving labor markets.
|Registration and Networking
Unveiling the Shifting Landscape: Job Postings
When My Job Didn’t Go: The Ability to Work Remotely
Shaping the Future: Understanding the Contingent Labor Market in Kansas
Success Strategies in an Ever-Changing Labor Market: What Do We Learn from Economic Research?
|Closing Remarks / Adjourn
8:30 a.m. Registration and Networking
8:40 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
8:50 a.m. Unveiling the Shifting Landscape: Job Postings- Jeremy Hill, Director; Jonathan Norris, Research Economist; Craig Compton, Research Economist
- This presentation offers a comprehensive analysis of job postings and requirements within the state of Kansas in the post-COVID era. As the employment landscape continues to evolve in response to the pandemic's impact, it is crucial to understand the shifting job market dynamics and the skills demanded by employers.
- The presentation begins with an in-depth review of job postings and the evolving requirements of employers across various industries in Kansas. Through a detailed analysis of these job postings, attendees will gain insights into the emerging trends, key skill sets, and qualifications that employers are seeking in the post-COVID era. This analysis will provide a comprehensive understanding of the changing job market landscape and enable participants to align their skills and expertise accordingly.
- Furthermore, the presentation includes a thorough review of the Job Openings and Labor Turnover (JOLTS) data specific to Kansas. By examining this data, attendees will gain valuable insights into job vacancies, employee turnover rates, and hiring trends within the state. This analysis will enable participants to gauge the level of labor market activity and make informed decisions regarding their career paths or recruitment strategies.
- In addition to analyzing job postings and JOLTS data, the presentation incorporates forecasts of occupations and skills. By leveraging industry research and expert projections, attendees will gain a forward-looking perspective on the anticipated shifts in occupational demand and the skills that will be in high demand in the future job market. This forecasting will assist participants in making informed decisions about their career paths, training and upskilling initiatives, and workforce planning strategies.
9:10 a.m. When My Job Didn’t Go: The Ability to Work Remotely- Maria Tito, Group Manager, Federal Reserve Board
9:40 a.m. Shaping the Future: Understanding the Contingent Labor Market in Kansas- Jodi Pelkowski, Associate Professor, Department of Economics WSU Barton School of Business
- Factors influencing the need for contingent workers will be explored, providing insights into the utilization of contingent workers, including temporary employees, freelancers, independent contractors, and consultants, within Kansas and by industry. Attendees will gain valuable insights into contingent worker demand, characteristics of the contingent labor force, recruitment strategies, and future considerations.
10:10 a.m. Break
10:20 a.m. Success Strategies in an Ever-Changing Labor Market: What Do We Learn from Economic Research?- Claudia Macaluso, Applied Macroeconomist, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
10:50 a.m. Optimizing Workforce Agility: A Panel Discussion about the use of Contingent and Remote Workers- Amanda Duncan, Vice President, Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas, panelists- Dave Cunningham, Founder & CEO, Flint Hills Group, Shaley Johnson, Marketing Operations Manager, Twin Valley, and Melissa Musgrave, Head of Employment, Airbus
- Provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the benefits and challenges associated with employing contingent and remote workers.
- Explore best practices in managing and integrating contingent and remote workers within organizations.
- Discuss the implications of this workforce shift on productivity, employee engagement, and overall organizational success.
- Share insights into the future of work and how organizations can adapt to these changing dynamics.
11:30 a.m. Closing Remarks
CEDBR IRE Presentation
Maria Tito Presentation
Claudio Macaluso Presentation
Jodi Pelkowski Presentation