Talk to anyone in the local business community and you’ll find one common struggle: workforce. Finding high-quality, proficient workers is a challenge. The Midland Business Alliance is focusing our efforts in this area to help build an effective pipeline of qualified workers.
We know many organizations are working on a wide variety of talent initiatives, so we’ll start by compiling a database of employment resources. The MBA will also gather data by convening a group of community stakeholders to identify workforce gaps and potential solutions. This clearinghouse, combined with training programs, will enable employers to attract, retain and develop qualified workers.
Another part of this strategy is talent attraction. By working with HR managers in our business community and looking at industry studies, we will better understand what prospective employees seek in their work and community.
The MBA’s attraction efforts will not only show that Midland is a desirable place to live and work, but also show the caliber of employers and job opportunities our community has to offer.
Key Programs & Initiatives
- Leadership Midland
- Leadership Midland Alumni Association
- Positive Psychology
- Our Community Listens (OCL)
- Chamber Scholars/Global Networking
- Training tools for employers
- Internship support