HOW CAN THE GSDC HELP AT YOUR HALFWAY POINT?
Welcome back from your long, holiday weekend, and welcome to the second half of 2022. It’s a good time to remind you that the GSDC is always here to help your organization. If you need assistance securing resources, making connections or simply want to confer with someone on how to approach certain challenges, please contact any of the people at the bottom of this page.
If we don’t have the answer, we’ll put you in touch with someone who does.
RECORD-LOW LOCAL UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG 6 KEY TAKEAWAYS IN LATEST QBR
St. Cloud area unemployment reached its lowest point since measurement began in 1990, registering at 1.8% in April 2022. That was one of six key takeaways shared by King Banaian, Dean of the St. Cloud State University School of Public Affairs, during a recent in-person and virtual review of the June 2022 Quarterly Business Report.
Other takeaways related to different pattern of jobs; five of six Leading Economic Indicators being up; strength out of Omicron is expected to continue; many didn’t return after being laid off; and productivity will be uncertain post-COVID.
HAVE YOU TAKEN A SHINE TO YOURSELF LATELY?
The most expansive marketing tool the St. Cloud area has ever had for highlighting its many advantages is viewed by employees, entrepreneurs, young families and others throughout the world.
But when is the last time we, as busy professionals already in the region, took a look St. Cloud Shines, created and updated by the GSDC?
Take a minute or two to look around right now!
IS YOUR HIRING PROCESS COSTING YOU TALENT?
The Harvard Business Review recently asked that question in the headline of an article that may be of interest to GSDC investors. According to HBR, “The average time-to-hire includes multiple interviews and lasts around 43 days. However, 62% of working professionals say they lose interest two weeks after an initial interview if they haven’t heard back.”
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2 UPCOMING EVENT REMINDERS
-The Recharge St. Cloud Electric Vehicle Expo, co-sponsored by the GSDC, goes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, July 9, at the River’s Edge Convention Center.
-July 22 is the deadline for nominating an area innovator (perhaps yourself) for a GSDC Innovation Award.
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