Workforce Connection Hosting Employer Forum

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- On Thursday, September 26th from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Workforce Connection will be hosting an employer forum on Attracting, Retaining, and Managing Your Workforce.

The event will be held at the Regional Design Center, located at 315 N. Main in Rockford.

Business Owners, Executives, Managers, Accounting/Financial Staff, and HR Professionals will benefit from this free event. The event will offer informal exhibits and displays covering services available to area businesses, plus formal presentations on these topics:

Business Incentives
Hear about the numerous opportunities for training including work experience, customized and on the job training as well as tax credits and bonding.

Making the Most of Your Investments
Learn about using ACT WorkKeys in your screening, selection and development of employees

Projecting Your Business Needs--Using Labor Market Data
Using available economic analysis tools will allow you to make sound decisions regarding your business growth and potential opportunities in the market.

Qualified Candidates In Just a Click Away
Accessing a qualified workforce doesn't have to be expensive or difficult. Learn how to access part-time or full-time candidates for available positions or leadership opportunities.

Healthcare Legislation
What does the Affordable Care Act really mean to your business and your employees?

Plus a General Session
on “What makes a company a good place to work and the culture and competitive strategies necessary for success?” For more information and registration, visit

Forums have also been scheduled for October 10th at Highland Community College in Stephenson County and October 30th at the Community Building Complex for Boone County.

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