Skilled to Work: Springfield Chamber of Commerce Holds Event

Businesses say they're facing a big employment gap.

Posted: Mar 15, 2018 7:38 PM
Updated: Apr 3, 2018 11:50 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – The Springfield Chamber of Commerce is helping keep Lane County’s workforce employed.

The chamber held a career connect event Thursday for high school students, who gathered at Springfield High School to attend a resume workshop, learn interview skills and network with businesses in the area.

Businesses at the event said they attended because they are facing a huge upcoming employment gap as the older generation of workers in close to retiring.

“This is where the workforce is, so we've got to come here and talk to them and let them know that we're available to help them with their goals,” said Mark Harrington, a recruiter for Chambers Construction.

Staff with the chamber said it’s so important to introduce students to these alternative paths, and these events are necessary to give them those opportunities.

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