Mesa to host FREE Talent Recruitment Seminar on latest labor market trends and how employers must respond

As part of Mesa's Talent Recruitment Series, the City of Mesa's Office of Economic Development (OED) is hosting a FREE in-person seminar featuring Trevor Stokes, CEO of the Partnership for Workforce Innovation, on the factors influencing hiring locally and across the country, and what employers can do to respond to the rapidly changing talent environment. In addition, OED will be sharing the latest survey results on local employers hiring needs and workforce development resources.

The seminar will be held Thursday, May 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Dobson Lecture Hall in the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum at 1 E. Main St. To register, go to

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"Mesa's Talent Recruitment Series was created to provide immediate assistance to Mesa employers struggling to fill workforce vacancies," said Bill Jabjiniak, Mesa Economic Development Director. "Developing our workforce and maintaining a steady labor pipeline are critical to the success of our businesses and our community's economic vitality."

Recently, as part of the Talent Recruitment Series, OED hosted a seminar to introduce free workforce resources to help companies recruit needed talent and learn how to access those resources, market open positions and develop a pipeline to meet workforce needs. Following that event, OED held a workshop teaching Mesa companies how to maximize their recruiting, onboarding and employee retention efforts. For more information, visit

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The Talent Recruitment Series is part of OED's research and analysis to build a robust workforce development strategy. The goal is to assist Mesa businesses and support their workforce needs.

About Trevor Stokes
Trevor Stokes is the CEO of the Partnership for Workforce Innovation. His decades of experience and thought leadership in the alignment of economic development, education and workforce development strategy enables PWI to offer a broad spectrum of expertise that includes strategic economic and workforce development planning, labor market analysis, industry sector partnerships, and career pathways design and development.

His extensive background in economic research and labor market analysis includes more than 350 regional labor market studies conducted for Chambers of Commerce, economic development organizations, school districts, and workforce boards across the country.

Contact: Kim Lofgreen
Tel. 480-644-3962

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