If you can't find candidates with the right skills to re-energize your company's workforce, you might need to consider an apprenticeship model. Hear from experts on this topic and so much more at the AWB Institute's 2018 Workforce Summit - next Wednesday!
This year, we're looking at ways to keep your best talent, debunking apprenticeship myths, and our legal experts are back to take your HR questions. It kicks off with lunch keynote Matt Poischbeg of SEA-LECT Plastics, sharing his experiences with being "pipeline ready."
Matt Poischbeg is the vice president of Sea-Lect Plastics in Everett and a leading advocate of apprenticeships. He believes they are a key piece of workforce development for the Washington employer community. He'll share his story of how an apprenticeship changed his life at AWB Institute's Workforce Summit March 21 in Bellevue. The half-day event will also feature conversations on innovation in education as well as what employers can do to engage and develop the talent they already have in staff. Of course, the day ends with a networking reception. Join us: www.awb.org/1/?cid=351. #AWBworkforce ... See MoreSee Less
AWB President Kris Johnson called on lawmakers to lower the business and occupation (B&O) tax rate for all Washington manufacturers, not just those in some parts of the state, during a hearing Friday before the House Finance Committee. The bill to reinstate the B&O tax relief for the sector, Substitute House Bill 2947 would lower the B&O rate for manufacturers in just 30 of Washington's 39 counties. Johnson told the committee that the entire sector needs support and that "it's time to let all manufacturers win." Read the blog: bit.ly/2BEMLz5. ... See MoreSee Less