Strategies & Free Resources to Support Your Workforce Needs

Oregon Hospitality Foundation

Date and Time
May 25, 2021
2 p.m.
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Workforce shortages continue to be cited by restaurant and lodging employers as the number one issue now facing businesses. Many industry partners say recruiting was tough even pre-pandemic and now the challenge is even greater. How can Oregon’s hospitality industry hope to address these ongoing shortages?

Join the Oregon Hospitality Foundation for a discussion with experts who will share both big picture strategies our industry could consider for building an employee pipeline, and shorter-term tools that are available to help support today’s workforce needs. Gain insight from a recent collaboration on the Oregon coast that elevates the acknowledgement of our industry’s economic contributions and will help align that region’s workforce board priorities to include hospitality employers’ needs.

Speakers include:

  • Wendy Popkin, Executive Director, Oregon Hospitality Foundation (facilitator)
  • Todd Nell, Director, Workforce and Talent Development Board (WTDB)
  • Heather DeSart, Executive Director, Northwest Oregon Works (NOW)
  • Arica Sears, Deputy Director, Oregon Coast Visitors Association (OCVA)
  • Ricqué Smith, Portland Metro Assistant Area Manager, WorkSource Oregon Regional Business Services, Oregon Employment Department