The Knoxville Chamber has developed a plan to recruit and retain more skilled and educated talent to the region. Chamber VP Amy Nolan announced the program, tagged Talent Redefined.
Research showed Knoxville lagging behind other Southeastern cities in the 25-54 age group. Nolan said implementing the Chamber’s plan “will require bold conversation, action and innovation to create an authentic message.”
Talent Redefined prioritizes retaining young adults earning post-secondary degrees and interning in the Knoxville area, as well as attracting the type of talented individuals that regional employers are seeking. The strategy’s recommendations consist of:
- Increasing the talent pipeline between Knoxville-area employers and local postsecondary education institutions
- Growing the impact of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at regional employers to the wider community
- Positioning the Knoxville region as a long-term destination for 25- to 54-year-old professionals
- Assisting with the recruitment and engagement of professional-level talent.
Read the full report here.