When it comes to the local job market, staying in the know can be tough.
Is that pending LinkedIn request really going to be the watershed moment in your understanding of Sarasota's health care industry? Are newspaper job listings a good indication of how well the tourism business is doing? And Craigslist is a proverbial minefield of solicitations.
This Thursday, the Sarasota Young Professionals Group will offer some much-needed insight into the local job market. More than 400 high school students, and upwards of 200 college students and working young professionals will convene with industry leaders to discuss Sarasota's leading industries for the second annual YPG State of Jobs conference.
Representatives from the area's five leading industries, including technology, health care, engineering and manufacturing, business and finance and tourism and hospitality, will discuss career opportunities and examine trends among Sarasota students to assist local educators and employers in a State of Jobs recap March 26.
The conference will be divided into high school, college and career track portions and will feature lectures from speakers including YPG chair Chris Laney, County Commissioner Paul Carigiulo, Bridget Ziegler of Al Purmont Insurance, Visit Sarasota County Director of Sports, Nicole Rissler, entrepreneur Rich Swier, Gold Coast Eagle CEO John Saputo and more.
IF YOU GO:
YPG State of Jobs — takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Suncoast Technical College. Free. Registration required.