Regional Labor Shortage Overview
At the highest level, the Rocky Mountain Partnership agrees that economic and social mobility is ultimately about ensuring ALL community members can provide for themselves and their families, and the economy is thriving.
In order for this to happen:
- An individual needs to be employed and earning a self-sufficient income in order to support themselves and their families
- Education, training, skills, and access to basic needs are critical to earn a self-sufficient income
- Education, training, and skills result in a talented workforce, which attracts, retains, and grows business and industry, which are critical to overall economic vitality
Through local and national research and in alignment with state and national coalitions, Rocky Mountain Partnership leaders have landed on four Ultimate Impact Dials as the overall long term outcomes to tell whether economic and social mobility and vitality is improving across the region. They monitor these dials trend over time, and work to impact these dials through their collective work.
It is crucial to the economic and social mobility of the region that community members are employed AND filling positions in industries that are critical to the region’s vitality.
In order to increase the number of community members who are employed in critical industries (and ultimately earning a self-sufficient wage) the Partnership has adopted collective work to:
- Remove barriers that community members are facing around being employed in jobs that are critical to meeting immediate community needs
- Increase access for up-skilling and credentialing opportunities once they are employed
The Partnership is calling this collective focus area “Rocky Mountain Climbs,” as our region continues its uphill battle to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more about the challenges our community faces, the work of the Partnership to mitigate the regional labor shortage, and how to get involved, see the links to the left of this page.
|For more information on the Partnership’s collective work around the Regional Labor Shortage, contact RMP Backbone Director of Collaborative Action Networks Matt Horn at, MattHorn@RMPBackbone.org|
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