2018 Wichita Industry Research Exchange
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 7:30 to 11:00 AM
Holiday Inn Wichita East I-35
549 South Rock Road, Wichita, KS 67207
Adapting to a Tight Labor Market – Understanding Trends and Discussing Strategies
There is growing discussion about a tightening labor market across the nation. This WIRE event will examine labor market conditions within the Wichita regional economy. Kansas Department of Labor and WSU researchers will begin the conversation with an examination of economic migration trends and the driving forces behind the labor supply. Business leaders will discuss these trends and tactics for recruitment in a seemingly tapped out labor market.
An annual community event featuring university and industry research and dialogue that addresses important business and industry issues and trends throughout the region and state.
Jay Smith, President and COO of INTRUST Bank
Exploring deeper elements of the labor market from discouraged workers to job vacancy trends
Visualizing recent migration trends by location, income and education
LOCAL LABOR SUPPLY
Understanding the natural growth of the working population and key labor variables for regional competiveness
Facilitating the Discussion
and Providing Key Insights