Tuesday, June 12, 2018 1:00 PM ~ 2:15 PM ET

Many agencies that partner with the public workforce system provide similar services to businesses, creating "visit fatigue" for business. Are you exploring ways to streamline processes between partner agencies? Representatives from workforce, education, and economic development have explored and collaborated on promising practices for integrating business services across partners.  


Target audience: American Jobs Center (AJC) staff, State/Local Workforce Investment Board (WIB) board members and staff, partner agencies that provide services to businesses.

Learn about how regions and states across the U.S. have integrated their business outreach and services with partner agencies to provide a unified business service strategy to businesses. Take advantage of a new integrated business services framework and assessment tool—developed by your peers—that can be used to help advance your own work.

Many communities still struggle with effectively integrating business services across education and workforce and economic development. As a result, we’re still approaching businesses and their talent needs in silos and only reaching a small share of them regionally. Now, however, we have identified a specific set of promising practices that appear to be working. 


Jeff Ryan, Business Solutions Specialist, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration 

Todd Cohen, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Maher & Maher



Dr. Sharon Johnson, CEO, Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board, Inc. 

Andra Cornelius, CEcD, Senior Vice President, Business & Workforce Development, CareerSource Florida

Melissa Terbrueggen, Regional Director of Economic Development and Business Services, CareerSource Northeast Florida

Christine Quinn, Regional Administrator, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Region 5