June 3rd, 2022
THE WAY WE WERE IS NOT THE WAY WE ARE: FEAR STALKS THE LAND – ARE WORKFORCE SHORTAGES TEMPORARY OR A NEW NORMAL?
Jeffrey B. Jones, AICP
Even as some workers return to the labor market as the pandemic recedes, underlying dynamics in the labor force indicate that labor supply shortages will persist. What impact has the opioid epidemic had on siphoning prime-age men out of the labor force?
After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
(1) Trace the rise and fall of the state and national economic trends in recent years and discuss how these changes have impacted individuals and addiction use / abuse; and,
(2) Explore the various theories about the current and future impact of our economy on the workforce and present creative ways some organizations are working to ‘survive’ in this changing and challenging time.