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East Midlands Chamber - Employability and Skills Summit - 2019

East Midlands Chamber - Employability and Skills Summit - 2019

Tuesday, 9 July 2019 - West Park Teaching Hub, Loughborough University, Loughborough - Employers continue to report a shortfall in skilled labour*, and prosperity rests on having access to a skilled, productive workforce.

Whatever size employer you are, book now to come along to the 2019 Employability and Skills Summit to explore solutions to your recruitment challenges.


Detail taken from our Q1 Quarterly Economic Survey shows:

  • Investment intentions - we are seeing a downward trend across the board, of particular concern is businesses intentions to invest in training - this score is the lowest it has been since immediately after the referendum in the summer of 2016 and comes at a time when recruitment difficulties continue to rise.
  • 60% of businesses are reporting difficulties in recruitment. These results came during a quarter when unemployment in the East Midlands continued to rise (as opposed to the rest of the country where it is falling) suggesting local issues not being experienced elsewhere in the UK.
  • When asked which factors were more of a concern than 3 months ago “Access to skilled labour” remains consistently high on employer’s agendas.

On the day:

The Summit is aimed business representatives, particularly those individuals responsible for the HR function within their organisation, business owners, representatives from the education sector, policy makers and business representation organisations.

Through a number of keynote presentations, panel discussions and workshops the Summit will explore the implications of these findings, focusing on two key themes: Bridging the Gap: Improving the link between education and employers and How do we deliver the workforce employers in the East Midlands demand.

Visit the chamber's website to view agenda and book your place

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