Though we have added nearly 10,000 new jobs over the past nine months in Middle Tennessee, our most recent workforce study
predicts that our region will face a significant gap in information technology (IT) workers over the next several years. For our economic development efforts, this represents both a challenge and an opportunity.
at our Partnership 2020 meeting on April 17, the Chamber is launching an IT worker recruitment project to retain these critical jobs by attracting high-skilled technology talent to Nashville. The project, led by George Lazenby of Emdeon, will provide opportunities for Chamber members to provide input about the skills and talent they specifically need through a detailed survey. It will culminate with an external marketing campaign that aims to satisfy our short-term need for talent by showcasing Nashville as a magnet for the creative class.
In addition to the short-term solution of external marketing, we understand that there is a need to improve our pipeline of local talent through training and education. We will collaborate with community partners such as the Nashville Technology Council, Metro Nashville and the State of Tennessee on this long-term phase of the project.
If you are interested in participating in the IT worker recruitment project, click here
to complete a short online form. This will help us accurately capture your contact information and make sure we keep you in the loop as the initiative progresses. With help from our volunteers, we will begin work this summer.