CSAC Convenes Regional Meeting on Workforce Issues
June 23, 2022
Big or small, urban or rural, all counties are feeling the workforce squeeze. County and industry leaders gathered in San Luis Obispo County on June 23, 2022, for CSAC’s Summer Regional Meeting on county workforce issues.
In his welcoming speech, host and San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson laid out the moment county leaders find themselves in related to recruiting and retaining employees:
“The goal is clear. What we need to accomplish is clear. How we go about doing all of it is not clear,” he said.
Participants learned about the latest research and data regarding workforce issues, including a presentation by Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson on the challenges inherent in the East Bay Area, such as the unprecedented county vacancy rates and the hurdles both within and outside of counties that impact the provision of services.
Additional panels focused on San Luis Obispo County’s partnership with the local Chamber of Commerce and First 5 Commission to create the Family Friendly Workforce Accelerator program, which is designed to help businesses attract and retain a strong, inclusive workforce through the implementation of family-friendly policies, as well as partnership opportunities with education, CalVolunteers, and the California Statewide Communities Development Authority. Participants had the chance to reflect and share on what they’ve learned during the educational session at the close of the day.
All presentation materials are available on the CSAC Regional Meeting page, including a recording of the live meeting. We wish to thank the supervisors, CSAC corporate partners, and speakers for joining CSAC for a fantastic meeting.