The Summit, held at the Crowne Plaza Convention Center in Springfield, Illinois on October 27, 2022, brought government and private sector industry leaders together to discuss best practices and to inspire innovation through a variety of presentations and though-provoking discussions.
Businesses are facing extreme challenges in recruiting and retaining workers. Join us in the discussion as local employers share best practices addressing important issues.
September 1, 2022 (Marion, Illinois) — After more than 35 years serving Southern Illinois with compassionate leadership and a firm commitment toward education, workforce and economic development initiatives, Kathy Lively, CEO at Man-Tra-Con Corporation, has announced plans to retire by the end of the year.
The Southern Illinois Workforce Development Board is proud to announce that Man-Tra-Con, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and Spero Family Services were named among 44 community-based organizations throughout the state of Illinois to receive a total of $12 million in funding from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) for training and related support services to help individuals struggling to find meaningful employment.
We are excited to announce that Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) in Carbondale, Illinois, has recently been named one of the top ten finalists competing for the 2022 Industry Week Best Plants Awards.