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Jan 6, 2016
Jamie Merisotis with Blair Taylor
‘Deploying the 21st Century Workforce’
Tonight’s event has been postponed and will be rescheduled for later in the spring. Nationwide, the unemployment rate has dropped to 5 percent, but in Spokane County it remains higher than average. What will it take to lower unemployment rates even further? Merisotis, president of Lumina Foundation, will explain why solving this crisis requires tackling the talent gap and promoting higher education.
$5
Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 7:30PM
Doors open: 6:30pm
The Forum
1119 Eighth Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101

Jamie Merisotis

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Tonight’s event has been postponed. It will be rescheduled for later in the spring. Nationwide, the unemployment rate has dropped to 5 percent, but in Spokane County it remains higher than average. What will it take to lower unemployment rates even further? How can the wage gap between workers decrease in our city? Jamie Merisotis, president/CEO of Lumina Foundation, says solving this employment crisis means “tackling the talent gap.” America Needs Talent is his guide for bringing the American workforce into the next century. In conversation with Blair Taylor (chief community officer at Starbucks), he’ll explain why educated, talented, and innovative individuals are needed in the United States–and how to attract and retain them.

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Presented by: Town Hall and University Book Store, as part of the Civics series.

Series supported by:

CMYKblue WEB   and  RealNetworks Foundation

and the True-Brown Foundation.

Series media sponsorship provided by:

KUOW 94.9

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