The Detroit Economic Club hosts an in-depth discussion on the future of recruitment and workforce development

Watch the event on-demand on One Detroit Facebook or YouTube

Is the talent war reshaping business? Today’s workforce and workplace has undergone massive upheaval. With roughly 600,000 job openings forecast in Michigan by 2026, the region’s growth and prosperity will rely heavily on building a robust talent pipeline of high-quality workers.

On November 17, the Detroit Economic Club (DEC) in partnership with Detroit Public TV presents a Future of Work installment to examine the multifaceted trends and issues every company faces: attracting, developing and retaining the right employees.

The competition for talent recruitment and retention has never been so fierce. What do employees want? What does a hybrid workforce mean for a company’s culture. How can we meet the needs of employees and still drive performance?

Guest speakers Mark Hoplamazian, president and CEO of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, and Mark Mendola, vice chairman and US managing partner of PwC, will lead the conversation and explore solutions.  Each runs a large corporation with enormous volumes of personnel and are on the frontline of grappling with today’s talent issues.

As we advance through the 21st century and beyond, work will inevitably change. The new industrial revolution has created challenges for employees and employers alike. Through its Future of Work series, Detroit Public TV examines different aspects of the ever-changing working world and the long-term impact on workers, employers, educators and communities.

These virtual town halls probe such topics as affordable childcare for working mothers; the future of teaching and education; workforce equity and inclusion; developing careers and investments in the state’s design industry; examining whether Southeast Michigan has the infrastructure, amenities and funding to attract and retain workforce talent; and more.  For a deeper dive into Detroit Public TV’s Future of Work initiative, visit

Detroit Public TV serves as a media partner on this event, making it more widely available by livestreaming it on “One Detroit” platforms. Viewers can join the conversation on One Detroit’s Facebook or YouTube.

For more information on this event, please visit the DEC website.

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