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Alternative Sourcing Solutions to Attract & Retain the Right Candidates During a Pandemic

  • 09/15/2020
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom - Virtual Meeting


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Join us for a virtual seminar titled "Alternative Sourcing Solutions to Attract & Retain the Right Candidates During a Pandemic".  Talent acquisition professionals will discuss several aspects of sourcing talent during the COVID-19 pandemic and how you can still find the candidates you need to keep your business successful

Learning Objectives: You will learn about three different incentives and benefits of recruiting 2nd Chance candidates, discover ways to provide soft skills and technical training to recruit and retain talent that

SHRM/HRCI Credits: 1 hour general credit for HRCI/SHRM


Date: Tuesday, September 15th

Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • Registration Time: 11:30am - 11:45am
  • Program Time: 11:45am - 12:45pm
  • Panel Q&A: 12:45pm - 12:55pm
  • Announcements: 12:55pm - 1:00pm


Virtual Event - Zoom

Topic: Alternative Sourcing Solutions to Attract & Retain the Right Candidates During a Pandemic

Time: Sep 15, 2020 11:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Charlotte Kerns

Topic: Rapid Response

Charlotte Kerns is a Regional Operations Manager with responsibility for service delivery and business services to the seven county Kentuckianaworks region on behalf of the Kentucky Career Center.  Charlotte's teams offer a consultative approach towards developing customized recruiting and hiring solutions for business partners and addressing the needs of the job seekers that they serve to ensure that they are job ready.  In addition, Charlotte's team supports training and development activities for job seekers including delivering job preparations training in outlying remote counties and at inpatient recovery centers in the region to develop available talent pipelines.  With over 20 years of related workforce expertise, Charlotte is prepared to assist her team and those they serve with developing strategies that improve hiring quality, increase retention rates, control costs and align with the needs of employers.

Charlotte is originally from Georgia and now calls Jeffersonville, IN, home after 22 years in Louisville.  In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is always looking for innovative ways to serve the communities that she supports through the dignity of work.

Michelle DeJohn

Topic: Federal Bonding

Michelle DeJohn brings more than a decade of state government workforce development experience and private sector knowledge in human resources and training development to her role as Deputy Executive Director of the Office of Employer & Apprenticeship Services with the Kentucky Career Center. That combination gives DeJohn insight into what businesses need from government to help them excel and grow including customized diverse recruitment, skills assessments, work-based training assistance, and labor market information, all free of charge. As a liaison for employers, DeJohn can connect them to other valuable resources such as state and federal agencies, local workforce development boards and education stakeholders that can give employers an edge to find, train and keep the best talent for their businesses.

Joseph Paul, MPA

Topic: WIN Career Readiness System

Joe has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Kentucky (1986) and a master’s degree in Public Administration. After university, he served as a US Naval Supply Officer and had deployments to the Caribbean, North Atlantic and Mediterranean before returning to Kentucky. After 10 years in the private sector as a real estate auction house vice president and as a customer service manager, he worked for 1 ½ years as a FEMA Graphic Services Branch Manager for Hurricane Hugo mitigation in Raleigh, NC. He has been with the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet since 2008. 

Mr. Paul has experience in leadership, economic and workforce development, talent pipeline management and training. He currently oversees the Office of Employer and Apprenticeship Services (OEAS) employer requested testing services and serves as the office Resource Management Analyst for grant and legislative review.  

Amanda Inman

Topic: Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

With nearly a decade of state government and workforce development experience, Amanda Inman has served as the acting WOTC Coordinator for the last five years, officially taking the position in early 2020.  During her time with WOTC, Amanda has tirelessly worked to further the growth and success of this income tax credit, assisting employers to diversify their workforce and facilitating access to good jobs for American workers.

Lawrence Wilburn

Topic: Registered Apprenticeship

Lawrence Winburn’s background lies in successfully directing organizational planning and performance through strategic processes and staff development. Throughout his career, he managed recruitment procedures, employee training initiatives, staff coaching, union and non-union labor relations, and employee morale-boosting practices. Additionally, his established success in effectively interacting with staff and management team has provided him the opportunity of working with some of largest businesses in our state ranging from Toyota Georgetown (Quality), Ford Motor Company (Process Engineer), Metro Louisville (Management), KLDC Liuna (Organizer/Consultant), KSU’s KY/IND Bridges Project B2O Program (Consultant) to serving our great state as the Registered Apprenticeship Coordinator. His greatest achievement is his marriage of 25 years and 4 daughters, three attending UofL and one at Ballard High School.

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