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The Vanishing Workforce: Free webinar exploring the evolving talent crisis and implications for employers

A free webinar where we explored The Vanishing Workforce through the lens of everything we’ve learned so far in 2022 and looked forward to where we are heading.

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What You'll Learn

In this webinar, we explored The Vanishing Workforce through the lens of everything we learned in 2022 and looked forward to where we are headed. In 2022, there was a record number of over 11.5 million job openings across the United States. Businesses of all types struggled to attract and retain employees in what seemed like a true war for talent. Is this the new normal, will we eventually return to pre-pandemic conditions, or will the employment landscape continue to change?

This free webinar explored the collision of factors leading to our current talent crisis as well as essential steps employers must take to remain competitive.

Express Employment Professionals of Grand Rapids has partnered with Emsi Burning Glass to provide this free webinar. We are committed to helping our clients understand what is happening in the workforce and developing a strong strategy to successfully recruit and retain employees. The workforce outlook certainly presents challenges, but employers who take a proactive and people first approach can become an employer of choice and rise above the competition in this war for talent.


David Robb

David Robb

David Robb is an entrepreneur and business leader with extensive experience in the staffing and recruiting industry, workforce development, and economic/labor market dynamics. David is the Co-Owner and Managing Partner of Express Employment Professionals of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Express Employment Professionals is the largest privately held staffing company in the country and the Grand Rapids office consistently performs in the top 2% of all franchises. Since joining the Express team in 2015, David has partnered with Founder Janis Petrini to also launch and lead Specialized Recruiting Group and Frontline Training Solutions. Between their group of three companies they assist clients with all levels of staffing services and executive recruitment as well as employee training, HR consulting, and workforce strategy. Across all three companies, David leads a team of over 35 employees, serving clients both locally and across the country.   Previously, David worked as the Director of  Data Analysis at a top digital advertising agency. David has degrees in Business Administration and Economics from Calvin University. David is a sought-after speaker on economic conditions and labor market forecasts. He is also a regular contributor and featured expert on various local and national business publications. He serves on the Western Michigan Economic Roundtable for the Federal Reserve, the Grand Rapids Chamber Workforce Development Committee, and is actively involved in a variety of local non-profits.

Ron Hetrick

Ron Hetrick is the Senior Labor Economist and VP of Staffing Product at Emsi Burning Glass. With 30 years experience in labor economics, he is a leading expert in the current state of the U.S. labor market.