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Business Forum on Workforce Development

Contact: Gail Hairston

 

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To maximize various efforts from multiple organizations and businesses, including the University of Kentucky, a Business Forum for Central Kentucky Workforce Development was presented today at the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington. The forum offered regional business people, educators, and regional and state government leaders a chance to share their experiences in global competition, corporate restructuring, and hiring and retaining employees.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 20, 2003) -- Increasing global competition and the restructuring of America's corporations have forced organizations to examine ways to become more efficient and productive. Employers are finding that the process of hiring and retaining employees are methods that make a difference.

Providing a productive and trained workforce has never been more important in developing and strengthening the Central Kentucky economy.

To maximize various efforts from multiple organizations and businesses, including the University of Kentucky, a Business Forum for Central Kentucky Workforce Development was presented today at the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington. The forum offered regional business people, educators, and regional and state government leaders a chance to share their experiences in global competition, corporate restructuring, and hiring and retaining employees.

UK President Lee T. Todd Jr. presented the Central Kentucky Perspective; state Workforce Development Secretary Willie Lile discussed the State Perspective; and Manpower Inc. regional workforce development director Hazel Moro talked about the National Perspective. Futurist Ed Barlow concluded the forum with a presentation of ideas and strategies titled, “Creating a Competitive Human Capital Advantage.”


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