Members Only: New Faces of the Council of State: Education & Workforce Update (January 21)
The NC Chamber is pleased to virtually introduce two incoming members of the Council of State to the statewide business community: newly elected Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Catherine Truitt and Department of Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson. They will provide a preview of their upcoming priorities impacting North Carolina’s businesses in the current economic environment and share their perspectives on immediate and long-term challenges and opportunities in education and workforce. Invitations e-mailed to members only. Contact our team about joining the NC Chamber.
Connect Your Community: Breaking Barriers with Accessible Transportation (December 15, 2020)
A Stronger Workforce: The Business Case for Second Chance Employment, Part 2 (December 10, 2020)
At a time when talent supply presents the ultimate dilemma for employers in many industries, second chance employment offers a practicable solution for expanding skilled labor force. While the first installment in this webinar series, sponsored by Smith Anderson, emphasized the need and benefits to job seekers, job creators, and communities, this session focused on implementation. As part of a panel discussion, attendees had the opportunity to hear application strategies of second chance hiring in their business, address the topic from an administration angle (including available state and local resources), and gain deeper insights from the perspectives of an employment attorney and a government representative for successful execution. Watch here.
Members Only: 2020 Post-Election Update & Analysis (November 10; November 12, 2020)
The NC Chamber is pleased to offer its Member Roundtable series. Open only to member companies, these meetings bring together business executives and NC Chamber leadership to discuss specific topics currently impacting the business community. During this quarter’s virtual roundtable, we will review 2020 Election outcomes (including breakdown of federal, state, and judicial races), discuss key take-aways ranging from results analysis to fundraising, preview any leadership changes and its implications, and conclude with a live Q&A session. Invitations e-mailed to members only. Contact our team about joining the NC Chamber.
A Stronger Workforce: The Business Case for Second Chance Hiring (September 29, 2020)
Jessie Smith, W. R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Government; and Director of the UNC-Chapel School of Government’s Criminal Justice Innovation Lab, provides a sobering, data-rich assessment of NC’s criminal justice system. Following her overview, Fifth Third Bank’s Jeff Korzenik and SEPI Inc’s Mariah Agsten provide the employer perspective on second chance hiring, underscoring the benefits to job seekers, job creators, and communities as a whole. Watch here.
Education: The Road to Recovery and Resiliency (May 5, 2020)
COVID-19 forced numerous industries to quickly re-think the delivery of products and services. One of the biggest shifts occurred in education, with more than two million students in public or private schools and universities shifting to a virtual learning, at-home format. Join us Tuesday, May 5, at 2 p.m. as education leaders discuss the impact of COVID-19 on our state’s education systems and what the road to recovery looks like. Speakers include Peter Hans, president of NC Community Colleges; Dr. Randy Woodson, chancellor of NC State University; and Dr. Anthony Jackson, superintendent of Vance County Schools and NC Superintendent of the Year. Watch here.