April 27 employer online seminar focuses on employee retention


For Immediate Release: April 21, 2022
Media contact: Clinton.Renn@labor.idaho.gov

Southeastern Idaho employers are invited to a free Zoom seminar Wednesday, April 27, 9 to 10 a.m., to discuss employee retention.

Representatives from local businesses Spudnik, A & E Engineering and East Idaho Credit Union, will share best practices on how they retain talent, followed by a Q & A with participants.

Upheavals in the workplace because of the pandemic led to the “Great Resignation,” when a record number of American workers left their jobs, and is still contributing to the tight labor market across the country.

In March 2022, there were approximately 2.4 job openings for every unemployed Idahoan looking for work, according to The Conference Board’s Help Wanted Online.

“We’re seeing more activity in hiring as we move through spring and get ready for summer hiring, but employers have instituted some changes and new ideas to attract good workers, which is always the goal whether in tight labor markets or not,” said Clinton Renn, Department of Labor workforce consultant.

This is the fourth in a series of monthly employer seminars organized by the Idaho Department of Labor’s Pocatello office, featuring a different topic each month.

The event is free and will be held online. To register and receive a Zoom link, contact clinton.renn@labor.idaho.gov or 208-236-6710 ext. 3644.

The event is sponsored by the Idaho Department of Labor and the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce.

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