Workers Wanted: Yakima County's New Labor Market

Join us for a one-day conference on how the local workforce has changed. Hear from our Keynote Speaker and several local panel discussions.


Register online at our Eventbrite page! 
Admission is $30 per person, which includes breakfast and lunch. 

The COVID pandemic forever changed the labor market. Even though businesses don't want to hear it, the world of work isn't going back to the way things were. To remain competitive in this challenging job market, businesses must focus on their most valuable resources: their people.

Never has the war for talent been so critical; companies not only need to attract great candidates but also keep them.

Join us for a full-day conference at the Yakima Convention Center to discuss how the world of work has changed.

  • Keynote presentation from Josh Wright, Executive Vice President of the Community division at Lightcast, the global leader in labor market analytics.
  • Speaker panels throughout the day discussing demographics, stories about successful local recruitment and retention efforts, pathways to upskill workers, untapped labor markets, State and Federal incentive programs, and much more.

SHRM continuing education credits will be available. Limited seating. Admission includes plated lunch.

More about Keynote Speaker Josh Wright:

Josh Wright serves as Executive Vice President of the Community division at Lightcast, the global leader in labor market analytics. His team works with more than 600 economic development, workforce development, site selection, and commercial real estate organizations in the US and Canada. These organizations use Lightcast’s real-time insights on local job markets to drive economic prosperity in their communities.

Wright regularly writes and presents on data best practices and emerging trends in economic development, workforce development, and corporate talent and location decisions. He previously served as head of marketing and PR for Emsi before its merger with Burning Glass in the summer of 2021.

He graduated from the University of Idaho with bachelor's degrees in journalism and history and was a sportswriter for two Pacific Northwest newspapers.


February 16th, 2023 9:00 AM through  3:00 PM
10 N 8th St.
Yakima, WA 98901
United States
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Event Fee(s)
SHRM Member $25.00
Non-SHRM Member $35.00
Student $20.00

Yakima SHRM is a regional, non-profit association and affiliate of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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