St. Louis Community College presented the 2022 State of the St. Louis Workforce report at a special event on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the STLCC-Florissant Valley campus. Participants heard perspectives from business, education, and civic leaders about the workforce of the future, and the role employers, institutions and individuals can play in helping our region.
The 2022 report features statistical findings and insights from the region’s employers and workforce. The report also explores the pathway to job growth through the lens of the geospatial sector, immigration, and entrepreneurship, while debunking common misperceptions about the role of each in our region.
“This report is an extremely valuable tool that addresses in real-time the trends and challenges that are directly impacting not only our region’s employers, but our up-and-coming workforce,” said Kathy Osborn, CEO and president of the Regional Business Council. “In collaboration with St. Louis Community College and our key industry partners, we are able to help fill these gaps, strengthening the pipeline connecting talent with equitable opportunities in jobs that pay well and offer excellent benefits.”
The full 2022 report is available as a free immediate pdf download at https://stlcc.edu/workforce/st-louis-workforce/sslw2022-report-request.aspx
Highlights of the report are presented in the 2022 Report to the Region pdf infographic at https://stlcc.edu/docs/st-louis-workforce/2022-report-to-the-region.pdf
Speakers and panelists at the event were Jeff Pittman, Ph.D., chancellor, St. Louis Community College; Robert Bobroff, market president and publisher, St. Louis Business Journal; William M. Rodgers III, vice president and director of the Institute for Economic Equity, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Angie Carr, vice president and Chief Impact Officer, Nine PBS; Betsy Cohen, executive director, St. Louis Mosaic Project and author of “Welcome to the U.S.A.–You’re Hired!”; Andy Dearing, president, Spatial STL Advisors, GeoFutures Initiative Lead; Danish Nagda, M.D., CEO and founder, Rezilient Health; and Phyllis Ellison, associate vice chancellor, Workforce Solutions Group, St. Louis Community College.
All fourteen years of the State of the St. Louis Workforce reports are available as free pdf downloads at https://stlcc.edu/workforce/st-louis-workforce/st-louis-workforce-reports.aspx