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Helping you attract & keep quality employees

Collaboration between the Chamber's Workforce Training & Education Committee and local educational partners can help provide your business with employment resources that help sustain and grow our local economy.  Please take a moment to complete this survey pertaining to the level of interest and participation that your business or organization may have. 

Keep in mind that this committee is in the early, information-gathering stage and your input will help in developing strategies and programs in the coming months and years.  Your input is crucial and very much appreciated. 

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* 1. Would your business be interested in participating in any of the following?

  Yes No Unsure Unsure but would like to learn more
Hosting a student tour of your business.
Hosting a teacher tour of your business.
Providing a shadowing, intern or mentoring opportunity at your business?
Participating in a career & job fair at a local school to showcase your business & employment opportunities
Visiting a local school to discuss your business and employment opportunities with groups of students
Hosting a continuing education day at your business
Becoming a host for the Chamber's 2020, "Doors Open" program that promotes one-day tours and open houses at local employers
Completing a brief business snapshot form so that your company's information can be shared with local students researching career paths
Having someone from your business or organization serve on the Chamber's Workforce Training & Education Committee

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* 2. Please rank the following employer issues as they pertain to your business/organization.

  Major challenge Minor challenge Somewhere in the middle Not an issue at our workplace
Lack of applicants with soft skills: phone, customer service, verbal & written communication, problem-solving, adaptability, conflict resolution, etc.
Lack of applicants with industry specific skills
Payroll: Minimum wage increases/competitive pay/benefit packages
Drug and alcohol issues: marijuana legalization, addiction problems, employee assistance programs
Workplace flexibility requests: remote/work-from-home issues, flex-time, seasonal hours
Finding qualified "good" applicants/employees: dependable, solid work ethic, self-motivated, punctual, etc. 
Losing employees to competing businesses 

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* 3. Do you have any ideas, input or suggestions for the Chamber's Workforce Training & Education Committee on how to better connect area businesses and students to assist in career path development and a stronger local workforce? If yes, please share below.

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* 4. Please provide your business or organization's contact information.

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