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2022 State of the St. Louis Workforce

The Pathway to Job Growth

State of the St. Louis Workforce

The State of the St. Louis Workforce event and report explore trends and challenges impacting our region’s employers and workforce. Join us Wednesday, Aug. 31 from 9-10:30 a.m. to hear from our region's experts about "The Pathway to Job Growth." The event will be offered in both in-person and livestreaming formats. 

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Event: Wednesday, Aug. 31
9-10:30 a.m.

You will receive a link to download the 2022 State of the St. Louis Workforce report (upon release) with event registration.

 

In-Person Format at
Terry M. Fischer Theatre
STLCC - Florissant Valley
3400 Pershall Rd, Ferguson, MO 63135

SOLD OUT
In-Person Attendance

No seat? No problem!
Register for our Livestream Format so you don't miss the report from our region's workforce experts.

 

Livestream Format
courtesy of our media partner, Nine PBS

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The 90-minute event will be offered both in-person and via Nine PBS’ stream on Facebook and will feature:

  • Dr. Jeff Pittman - St. Louis Community College Chancellor
  • Robert Bobroff - St. Louis Business Journal Market President and Publisher
  • William M. Rodgers III - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Vice President and Director of the Institute for Economic Equity
  • Angie Carr - Nine PBS Vice President and Chief Impact Officer
  • Betsy Cohen - St. Louis Mosaic Project Executive Director and author of “Welcome to the U.S.A.–You’re Hired!”
  • Andrew Dearing - Spatial STL Advisors President; GeoFutures Initiative Lead
  • Danish Nagda, MD – Rezilient Health CEO and Founder
  • Phyllis Ellison - St. Louis Community College Associate Vice Chancellor, Workforce Solutions Group

The State of the St. Louis Workforce initiative is made possible by St. Louis Community College Workforce Solutions Group’s media partners, collaborators, and sponsors, including:

  • Nine PBS and Pathways to Work
  • St. Louis Business Journal
  • Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC)
  • Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and The Institute for Economic Equity
  • St. Louis Regional Business Council

Our Workforce, Our Mission

Understanding the Greater St. Louis region's workforce is the first step in developing talent and building successful partnerships. Each year, the State of the St. Louis Workforce report and event explore trends and needs impacting regional employers and the labor market.

To set our students up for success, we need to teach them relevant skills for in-demand fields. To teach them those skills, we need to understand the needs of the workforce. We use our research to shape our programs so that our graduates are equipped to excel in the ever-evolving job market.

Each year, we invest time and resources into taking an in-depth look at the job market around us. We then present our findings to the community at our annual State of the St. Louis Workforce event.

Download the 2021 Report

This report explores the trends and challenges impacting our region’s employers and workforce and examines “Equitable Recovery, Equitable Opportunity, Equitable Growth” with a focus on aspects of the recently released STL 2030 Jobs Plan, including the definition of “quality jobs,” building the pipeline to equitable opportunity, the workforce of the future and the role employers, institutions and individuals can play in helping our region become a talent engine and magnet for workers living in St. Louis.
Download the report release presentation slides.
See all State of St. Louis reports.

Download the 2020 Report

Prior to COVID-19, the 2020 report questioned if our region had achieved a full-employment economy and discussed who had been left behind. It explores the shorter-term impacts of COVID-19 on our region's workforce and the implications of what lies ahead.
Watch a replay of the 2020 State of the St. Louis Workforce virtual event.
See all State of St. Louis reports.

Download the 2019 Report

In the 2019 report, employers reported a shortage of skilled applicants, while also responding that the desire to hire new full-time employees had wained compared to the previous year. Employers continue to balance a desire for experience and education with the need to maintain a pipeline of candidates in a low unemployment economy. In addition, you'll discover perspectives from three local organizations as they discuss who is being left behind in our full-employment economy, why, and what is being done to eliminate those gaps.
See all State of St. Louis reports.

 

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