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“The Future of Work in Central Illinois: Building a Just Labor Force and Thriving Businesses”

Panel Discussion with Kevin Cassidy, Director and Representative to Bretton Woods and Multilateral Organizations for the International Labour Organization Jacob Young, Director of the Center for Cyber Security at Bradley University Dr. Derrick Booker, Director of Social Emotional Development for Peoria Public Schools Andrew Ngui, Director of Innovation and Startups at Greater Peoria Economic Development Council The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been felt deeply across our economy in Central Illinois, in our country, and around the world. Future economic success centers on a labor force that is trained and valued, working for businesses that are finding success in the post-Covid economic climate. This program will explore how we can educate and train current and future workers, utilize technology and flexibility to accommodate the spectrum of work options that developed during Covid, and protect against potential abuses and injustices that have been exposed by the pandemic. From worker shortages and the impact of inflation to economic growth across the region, an exploration of the tools of success and how to make them work together in this new global reality will be the purpose of this program.

“The Future of Work in Central Illinois: Building a Just Labor Force and Thriving Businesses”

October 20

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Michel Student Center Ballroom

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