One Event, Two Panel Discussions to Support Businesses Struggling to Hire Staff
Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 8am – 9:30am

The Washington County Chambers of Commerce Partnership (WCCCP), which includes all nine chambers of commerce in Washington County, are excited to host “Hiring in a Tight Labor Market; One Event, Two Panel Discussions” to assist businesses struggling to hire employees.

The event will take place virtually on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, from 8am – 9:30am. Panelists will remain available until 10am to field questions from any participants wishing to seek guidance about their specific hiring challenges. The event is free to all employers who register in advance at https://bit.ly/HiringNow-WCCCP.

The first panel presentation will focus on mandated vaccinations, flexible workplaces, and other issues related to retaining the incumbent workforce. Panelists include Vantage Point HR Principal Consultant Tom Engel out of Beaverton and Eric Postma, an employment attorney with Bittner & Hahs, PC.

The second panel will discuss how businesses can stand out and become an employer of choice by differentiating job opportunities and streamlining the recruiting and hiring process. Panelists include Ashley Hill, CEO of Arnell Recruiting Services out of Hillsboro and Robert Knight, owner of Express Professionals in Tualatin.

“In an unprecedented labor market, businesses have to rethink their hiring practices in order to compete,” said WCCCP Chair Kevin Ferrasci O’Malley, CEO of the Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce. “Beyond raising wages, employers must be more efficient in how they recruit and respond to applicants while also addressing potential employee concerns about working in a COVID-19 world. This panel discussion will help businesses identify how they can improve in these areas.”

Advanced registration is required at https://bit.ly/HiringNow-WCCCP.

About the Washington County Chambers of Commerce Partnership

The WCCCP is a 501(C)6 organization dedicated to collaboratively promoting a vibrant business environment through advocacy and education. Its members include the Banks Chamber of Commerce; Beaverton Chamber of Commerce; Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce; North Plains Chamber of Commerce; Sherwood Chamber of Commerce; Tigard Chamber of Commerce: Tualatin Chamber of Commerce; Washington County Chamber of Commerce; Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce.

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