NewsPublic Affairs / July 27, 2017

Holcomb Creates New Cabinet Position For Talent Recruitment

LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo will become the state’s first Secretary of Career Connections and Talent.Eric Holcomb, Blair Milo, Secretary of Career Connections and Talent2017-07-27T00:00:00-04:00
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Holcomb Creates New Cabinet Position For Talent Recruitment

Gov. Eric Holcomb, left, announced the creation of a new cabinet position, naming LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo, right, as the state's first Secretary of Career Connections and Talent.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the creation of a new state cabinet position to focus on talent development and recruitment. LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo will become the state’s first Secretary of Career Connections and Talent.

Holcomb says Milo, in her new role, will work with state agencies, the business community, and higher education institutions. The goal is to ensure workforce development priorities are aligned to help meet future job needs.

“That we’re not just sitting on data but that it’s actually connecting with the employers, with the people most importantly so that they have that ticket to their success in their hand at any station of life,” Holcomb says.

The governor says he created a new cabinet position as a way to focus on the issue; he notes the Department of Workforce Development, in his words, “has their hands full.”

Milo says she’s excited to build on the work she says Indiana has done to attract businesses to the state.

“The next piece to take us to the next level is to coordinate the people component,” Milo says.

The new position will oversee the state personnel department and utilize its staff.

 

 

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