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Seattle Industry Leaders Discuss Challenges, Opportunities in Attracting Talent

Seattle Industry Luncheon

Seattle Industry Leaders Discuss Challenges, Opportunities in Attracting Talent

Grant Associates convened a group of industry thought leaders on April 17, 2018 in downtown Seattle to discuss workforce challenges and opportunities. Transportation and logistics, manufacturing and healthcare were each represented by leaders from companies including Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Machinists, Inc., Seattle Children’s Hospital, and Expeditors International.

The group delved into questions on the workforce development challenges in their particular companies and industries. They also offered optimistic solutions about how their companies are tackling the challenge of attracting talent. Finally, a succinct summary of trends “peeking around the corner” was shared. Several themes emerged, each of which are ripe and heavy with the need for deeper study. It was a very fruitful and lively conversation full of unique insights and creative solutions, and Grant Associates looks forward to holding similar discussions in other cities where we have a workforce development presence in the near future.