May 2016 Talent Update

By Gail Cruikshank, Talent Director,

Business visits are wonderful opportunity for us to learn more about our local businesses in Greater St. Cloud while exploring how GSDC may assist you in your business and workforce needs.  We have several business visits scheduled in the coming months but would love to hear more about your company as well.  If you have feedback to share or would like me to connect with you to learn more about your workforce opportunities as well as success, please reach out to me at

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Hiring our Immigrant Workforce 101 is a series in events planned for both the employers and the job seekers to help better educate while allowing each to better connect to discuss opportunities in Greater St. Cloud as it relates to workforce.

We held the 1st employer session on March 30th with over 80 employers and workforce partners attending. Great information was shared from our 4 panelists as to how they have successfully hired and retained immigrant employees. 

Following this engaging employer session, we focused on the immigrant job seekers hosting a session titled:  “Understanding the American Work Place”.  This session helped job seekers better understand our workplace and offered answers to questions they had regarding their employment search. 

Our 2nd employer event is scheduled for June.  Details will be finalized and shared in the coming weeks.

The Greater St. Cloud Immigrant Employment Connection Group will host subsequent events throughout the year. We will announce updates as specific topics and plans are finalized.

 Back by popular demand, our Coffee and Careers at Capital ONE events will be starting up again for 2016. We will host 4 events in 2016 featuring 6-9 different employers each time along with offering resume/interviewing and LinkedIn support to our job seekers.

Dates and times of our Coffee and Careers Events are:

May 10th – 4:30 – 630 p.m. – 6 employers confirmed

June 16th – 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. – 9 employers confirmed

Sept 16th – 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. – opportunities available to participate

November 18th – 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. – opportunities available to participate

If you are interested in participating in one of these events, please contact for more details.

Posted on May 6, 2016 .