Building the Workforce of the Future
The Bay Area’s high-value innovation economy requires increased availability of qualified workers across our region’s broad socioeconomic spectrum. The gap between employer workforce needs and the skills that job applicants possess is a growing economic concern. Workers and educators need better information about the changing economy and the skills that are most needed for today’s high-demand jobs. Employers need new ways to engage and influence their workforce supply chain.
Cur goal year is to identify the most unfilled, high-demand occupations in our region for major employers then convene and facilitate employers, educators and community based organizations to effect systems change. Creating this systems change through distinct, quantifiable projects, we will implement solutions to address workforce talent and skills gaps and improve talent pipelines; address barriers to workforce entry faced by Bay Area talent with a focus on historically underrepresented populations.
Teresa Briggs, Vice Chair and West Region and San Francisco Managing Partner, Deloitte
Glenn Shannon, President, Shorenstein Properties
Julius Robinson, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for the Americas, Union Bank