Competition for jobs and talent in the global economy is putting greater pressure on communities. Increasingly, the success of regional economies is defined by their people and the quality and alignment of their workforce.
The nation as a whole is challenged by the unprecedented numbers of Baby Boomer retirements; Pittsburgh’s challenge is that its demographics put it first in line, and it lacks a deep pipeline of younger talent. Over the next ten years, 1.2 million workers will need to be hired or upskilled here, while more than a quarter of a million enter retirement. In the Pittsburgh region 22% of workers are over age 55, compared to 19% nationally, with no comparably sized group of younger workers behind them*. The Pittsburgh region has made internationally recognized gains over the past 30 years, but it must transform itself once again to meet this competitive challenge.
Join us as Linda Topoleski, VP of Workforce Programs and Operations with the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, shares with us the findings from their recent report: Inflection Point: Supply, Demand and the Future of Work in the Pittsburgh Region. Together, we’ll take a look forward look at the coming transformation of work across the Pittsburgh region and discuss its implications for employers, educators and workforce talent.
This will be a brownbag meeting, so feel free to bring your lunch. Drinks and desserts will be provided.