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Oakland County Workforce Development Seeks Employer Survey Input to Meet Future Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Demand

Public Date: 10/26/2012 12:00 AM
Contact: Stephen W. Huber, Marketing and Communications Officer
Phone Number: 248-858-1848

​Media Advisory

Who:       Oakland County Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs and the Oakland County Workforce Development Board, several employers
               that cannot find enough qualified job applicants, Automation Alley and various educational institutions.
What:      A press conference to introduce the 2012 Skills Needs Assessment Project. This regional survey of advanced manufacturing employers is designed 
               to identify gaps in knowledge, skills and abilities in the current workforce that prevents employers from filling advanced manufacturing jobs now and in the
               immediate future. A similar survey was done in 2009 for Emerging Sectors companies within Oakland County.
Where:    The Oakland County Executive Office Building, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford. The event will be held in the first floor lobby.
When:     10 a.m. Monday Oct. 29, 2012
Why:       Advanced manufacturing employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers to fill existing job openings and future jobs will go unfilled. Companies are
               encouraged to participate in the survey which will result in the creation of customized job profiles to identify the skills lacking and those needed for future
               employment in advanced manufacturing.