Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Event: Jobless Recession - Due to Outsourcing or Lack of Area Skilled Workers?

I came across this event and thought it might be a good one to try to attend. Here is the information...

Thursday, March 3 - Center for Economic Education
720 4th Avenue South - St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301-4498
Phone: (320) 308-2157
St. Cloud State University - St. Cloud MN

Is the “Jobless” Recession due to Outsourcing or Lack of Area Skilled Workers? What Skills do Employers Need to Stay on the Cutting Edge?

The 49th Annual Winter Institute combines academic and business expertise to analyze and respond to the labor market of tomorrow. We offer valuable predictions about the skills successful employers require to stay on the cutting edge and how to create and maintain such expertise. The morning & luncheon events present straightforward discussions of labor market theory and predictions. The afternoon events propose business insights and bold forecasts. All events provide insights to guide you successfully into the future.

For Students and Academic Professionals:
What future does the Chairman and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis forecast?
What does the New Economy have in store for workers and employers?
When do we start training workers? When can we stop? What types of training are most effective?

For Business and Community Leaders:
How can you align your organization to take advantage of the upcoming economic landscape?
Engage with leaders in your community and industry to discuss your labor needs and how to find quality workers.
Implement ideas about creating and maintaining quality labor in the short-term and long-term.
How can employers keep quality workers?

Academic Event
Kimberly Ritsche Auditorium in Stewart Hall & Atwood Memorial Center
Luncheon: $12:50 early bird registration before 2/18/11; $15 for late registration after 2/18/11 (e-registration is required)

The 2011 Winter Institute will host three leading world-renowned economists to discuss the latest forecasts and work outlining what is in store for national labor markets, demand and supply. Chris Farrell, economics editor for Marketplace Money, an American Public Media nationally syndicated public radio personal finance program will be presenting the luncheon address. Register Today!

2011 Schedule
9:15 Continental Breakfast
Ritsche Auditorium, Stewart Hall
9:45 Winter Welcome
Amanda Bardonner, Student Government President;
President Earl Potter, St. Cloud State University
President Kathy Gaalswyk, Initiative Foundation;
President Teresa Bohnen, St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce
10:00 Labor Markets and Monetary Policy
Dr. Narayana Kocherlakota
President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
10:45 Workers in the New Economy: What We Know and What We Think We Know
Dr. Julie Hotchkiss
Policy Analyst Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
11:30 Building an Effective American Workforce
Dr. James J. Heckman
Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, and 2000 Nobel Laureate.
12:30 Lunch* in Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom
1:45 Luncheon Address, The American Workforce: A tale of two economies (with thanks to Charles Dickens)
Chris Farrell
Economics editor for Marketplace Money, an American Public Media nationally syndicated public radio personal finance program
2:45 Business Panel
Jill Magelssen, Express Employment Professionals
Brian Myres Head of Sales, ING DIRECT USA
Dolora Musech, Batteries Plus
Chuck Rau, RIE Coatings
Dr. Terry Fitzgerald, Senior Economist and Assistant VP, FRB-Minneapolis
Dr. Julie Hotchkiss, FRB-Atlanta
Dr. James J. Heckman, University of Chicago
4:00 Networking, hors d’oeuvres
4:45 Economic Outlook
Dr. Thomas Stinson, Minnesota State Economist
Dr. Dan Laufenberg, Stonebridge Capital Advisors
Dr. Steven Hine, Research Director, Labor Market Information Office
Dr. King Banaian, Economics Professor, St. Cloud State University
6:00 Alumni Reception

Posted by Julie Vreeland, NRS, Brainerd

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