A number of regional partners representing Cheshire, Sullivan and Southern Grafton counties have been working on a federal EDA grant focused on workforce development in the region. Keene State College, Hannah Grimes Center, DRTC, River Valley Community College, and the Claremont MakerSpace would be the recipients of funds over a three year period to provide workforce and entrepreneurship training programs if we are successful with the grant. It is an important component of the grant to show regional demand for these kinds of services. I wonder if you would be willing to submit information in response to the following three questions? And feel free to add comments or quotes that you might like us to incorporate in the grant documents. We are asking the same questions across the region and will aggregate responses for confidentiality purposes. I really appreciate your help!
How many open positions do you have currently at your business?
In an ideal world with qualified applicants, how many additional positions do you think you will add in the next 3 years to keep up with anticipated growth of the business?
What proportion of your current workforce do you anticipate will retire within the next 3 years?