Regional Businesses Use Large Think Tank to Come Together and Discuss Common Issues

BENTON – Southern Illinois Works will hold a conference at the Benton Civic Center on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 7 to 11:30 a.m. to discuss extreme challenges regional businesses face in the recruitment and retaining of workers.

One of the event sponsors is Rend Lake College. Gabriele Farner, Dean of Applied Science & Advanced Technology at RLC, says the conference is essentially a big think tank of southern Illinois businesses.

Business leaders of both large and small companies as well as agency staff are encouraged to register. Farner gives a breakdown of how the conference will play out during the day.

There is not a registration deadline, however Farner says registration is necessary to attend and the earlier you do so, the better. Details on where and how to register can be found here.