Untapped Talent - African Americans
According to the One Economy study from 2017, African Americans living in the Des Moines area have an unemployment rate of 16.7%. The overall county unemployment rate was 3.5%, showing that employers are in need of work and could focus on hiring Black/African American individuals.
This event will share more information on this issue, connect you with resources, share best practices by giving you real-life examples, and
provide you with practical tools to tap into this large pool of untapped talent to fill your talent needs.
11 - 11:30 Networking and lunch (lunch not provided, but you can bring your own)
11:30 - 11:35 Welcome and introductions
11:35 - 12:15 Panel Discussion
Will Holmes - Starts Right Here Movement
Dennis Henderson - Broadlawns Medical Center
Negus Sankofa Imhotep - Urban Dreams
Nancy Richardson - Hy-Vee
Facilitator: Sailu Timbo - Director of Diversity and Recruiting, Hy-Vee; Inclusion Council Member, GDMP
12:15 - 12:45 Q&A
12:45 - 1 Wrap up and call to action
*This event will also be live-streamed via YouTube. You can access the stream by clicking here.