The Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation in 2019, 2022 and this year partnered with the University of Minnesota, GREATER MSP, the Itasca Project and other communities in identifying leaders to participate in the program called Minnesota Young American Leader's.
The job market continues to be a job seeker market with over 8,900 open jobs on JobSpot according to Gail Cruikshank. Gail is the Talent Director from the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation who joined me on WJON.
The shortage of quality workers applying for jobs has encouraged local employers to make themselves more appealing to job seekers. Gail Cruikshank is the Talent Director from the St. Cloud Development Corporation.
The work to connect area businesses with the future workforce continues with the EPIC program. EPIC is a community collaborative providing career exploration opportunities for the St. Cloud area future workforce to ensure they identify the career path best aligned for their passions and skill sets.
A shortage of construction workers is one of the challenges Central Minnesota is currently dealing with. I was joined on WJON by Summit Academy President LeRoy West and Talent Director Gail Cruikshank from the Greater St. Cloud Development Cooperation.
Hiring and retaining top quality talent in workplaces has been more of challenge in recent years due to the worker shortage much of the country has been impacted with. Gail Cruikshank, Talent Director from the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation, and Lacey Solheid, Associate Talent Development Partner at Blattner Company, joined me on WJON.
More than 6,000 jobs are available according to Gail Cruikshank, Talent Director from the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation. She says approximately 500 of those jobs are in the construction field. Cruikshank says there are currently limitations for 16 to 18 year old people who'd like to work on construction sites.
St. Cloud District 742 students have an opportunity to explore careers. Gail Cruikshank, Talent Director from the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation and Laurie Putnam, Assistant Superintendent District 742 joined me on WJON today.
We continue to see a job seekers market in Central Minnesota. I was joined today on WJON by Gail Cruikshank, Talent Director for the St. Cloud Development Corporation and Tammy Biery, Executive Director for Career Solutions. Gail and Tammy discussed opportunities for summer career exploration.