CHAMBER LUNCHEON: TAP INTO A DIVERSE TALENT POOL

August 18, 2022 CONRIC PR

Date/Time
08/18/2022
11:30 am - 1:15 pm


The pandemic caused a major disruption in America’s labor force—something many have referred to as The Great Resignation. In 2021, more than 47 million workers quit their jobs, many of whom were in search of an improved work-life balance and flexibility, increased compensation, and a strong company culture. The shortage of workers is also in part due to so many baby boomers retiring, and not having enough younger workers to replace them.
When it comes to worker shortages, the service industry in Southwest Florida, in particular, is feeling the pinch. The labor crunch is especially evident in health care — and in retail and restaurants, with so many “Now Hiring” signs hanging inside and outside of chain and independent stores across Southwest Florida.
One in four Americans live with a disability that impacts life activities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and of that population, just 18% are employed, compared to 62% of individuals without a disability, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
How can your business tap into this workforce and what are the benefits?
Join us Thursday, August 18th from 11:30am – 1:15pm at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at The Bell Tower Shops (13501 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers, Fl 33907) for our monthly luncheon where we will learn just that!
You will hear from Elly Hagen, disability advocate and parent of a young adult with a developmental disability. You will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with representatives from:
These organizations can connect you with individuals ready to work, and show you how to build an inclusive workforce that benefits your business and your employees.
For more information or if you have any questions please email Cameron at cameron@fortmyers.org

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