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BIAW invited to participate in 2021 Economic Symposium

June 6, 2021

Invitation to ESD Economic Symposium

The Washington Employment Security Department (ESD) – Labor Market and Economic Analysis (LMEA) division invites BIAW to attend its 2021 Economic Symposium, an online event, June 15 and 16.  


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The Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) is convening government, private sector, small business, non-profit and community leaders from across the state to:

  • Address key workforce and economic development challenges; and
  • Share data-driven plans and solutions for navigating post-pandemic economic recovery efforts.

Even if you’re busy on June 15 and 16, your registration provides access to all of the sessions and virtual booths until December 31, 2021

A wide variety of topics

This year’s online Economic Symposium provides the opportunity for attendees to network and connect with experts and colleagues from across the state around a wide variety of economic recovery topics that everyone is talking about including:

  • Review of the data regarding Washington’s employment conditions, economy, job market and workforce during the pandemic
  • Washington state and regional economic forecasts
  • The future of the office as workplace: remote and hybrid options
  • (Re)training and upskilling workers for remote work, in-demand & emerging new jobs
  • Economic recovery trends and strategies from Washington state agency leaders
  • The future of workforce development: innovative approaches, programs and initiatives
  • The future of economic development: innovative approaches, programs and initiatives
  • Sustainability of the Unemployment Insurance system
  • Workforce and Economic Resiliency Planning
  • Status of industry sector recovery efforts: Who is thriving and how employers are addressing specific challenges brought about by the pandemic
  • ESD’s Labor Market & Economic Analysis’ website of data and resources

Check out the current list of confirmed speakers.

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