Kansas City Business Journal, Workforce: Creating and Filling a Pipeline of Skilled Employees, March 25, 2016
For many businesses, labor accounts for as much as 70 percent of their total costs. And that’s just employee wages and benefits. Businesses spend millions of dollars more each year training new employees and educating current employees.
Most business owners and managers know that finding qualified employees—and keeping them—is crucial to their success. Recently, the Kansas City Business Journal gathered several area experts to discuss the quality of the metro area’s workforce and trends they expect to affect businesses. Publisher Stacie Prosser moderated the discussion about what businesses, educational institutions and community organizations can do to make sure Kansas City businesses can find workers with the skills they need now and for years to come.