Dave Moore, Data Journalist and Staff Writer - Dallas Regional Chamber
Roughly 800,000 jobs have been created in the Dallas Region over the past 10 years, leading companies to cannibalize each other for talent. One solution – according to panelists who gathered at the Dallas Regional Chamber on Aug. 14 – is to grow the skills of the region’s workforce of 3.8 million people.
More than 85 educational and community leaders attended the DRC’s fall Education to Employment Outlook series event, where they heard a panel discuss strategies for improving the job skills of workers and students who are entering the region’s booming workforce. The forum occurred at the DRC’s office in Downtown Dallas.
“Between now and 2030, it is projected that 60 percent of all new jobs will happen in just 25 cities,” said Drexell Owusu, Senior Vice President of the DRC’s Education & Workforce team. “Dallas – having led the nation and job growth – will probably continue to lead the nation in job growth. We know this need is incredibly acute. We also know it will be sustained for a long period of time.”
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