This virtual event, hosted by Handshake, included a deep dive into California labor market insights based on the activities of 88,000 employers in California recruiting on the Handshake platform.
The panel discussion featured:
- Eloy Oakley, Chancellor, California Community Colleges
- Peter Callstrom, President & CEO, San Diego Workforce Partnership
- Norris Palmanteer, Director of University Relations and Recruitment Marketing, Intel
- Shelley C. Farr, Director of Global Talent Acquisition – Strategic Programs, Concentrix
The panel explored the shifts in employer engagement and recruitment amid a global pandemic (among other broad economic trends), and how these surface in the evolving role of workforce and career readiness in the higher education ecosystem.
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