Discussing the Changing LI Workforce
The dramatically changing demographics in the Long Island workforce will be a key issue addressed at The Long Island Works Coalition conference on Tuesday, May 24 from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. at the Smithtown Sheraton.
The half-day event invites local business professionals, industry leaders, state and local government officials and educators to tackle major local issues, such as the dramatic shift in age groups, the entry of recent immigrants into the community, and the increase in employing under-qualified staff.
Moderated by the President of the Long Island Association, Matthew Crosson, the event will also feature speakers who will examine and discuss current workforce issues from varying perspectives. Presenters for the conference are Gary Huth, Analyst for the New York State Department of Labor; Rita DiStefano, Human Resources Manager for Pall Corporation and chair of Suffolk County WIB; and Stu Rosenberg, Professor of Business at Dowling College, who will look at the issues from a historical perspective (immigration in the 1900's versus immigration today).
The format will be open microphone with a question and answer period following the presentations. There is a registration fee of $25 for the conference, which includes breakfast. Call LI Works at 631.843.4014 for further information.