3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
With the unemployment rate at 3.8 percent, West Michigan employers are struggling to find workers to keep their businesses on track.
One of the best opportunities for companies is to make better use of an under-appreciated labor resource: "second-chancers" who have have been incarcerated or under supervision for felonies.
The topic will be discussed in-depth at this free education-and-networking event, featuring senior executives from Fifth Third Bank, Cascade Engineering, Butterball Farms and the Women’s Resource Center.
The discussion will include best practices of businesses that successfully hire “second chancers” including how they mitigate risk and find opportunity.
- Jeff Korzenik, Chief Investment Strategist/SVP, Fifth Third Bank
- Fred Keller, Founder and Chair, Cascade Engineering
- Mark Peters, CEO, Butterball Farms, Inc.
- Sandra A. Gaddy, CEO, Women's Resource Center