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Talent Thursday Live Talks Help Introduce Young Talent

  • September 1, 2020
  • 3 min read

They’re live, candid conversations meant to introduce young talent to the Sioux Falls area and beyond.

For several weeks, the Sioux Falls Development Foundation has hosted Talent Thursday, a live chat on Facebook co-hosted by SiouxFalls.Business that has talked with young professionals about their career paths, company culture Sioux Falls lifestyle and opportunities for growth and giving back.

Companies featured so far have included First Premier Bank, ISG and Marsh & McLennan.

“We’ve focused on career clusters we have here and where we’re looking to supply critical talent,” said Denise Guzzetta, vice president of talent and workforce development.

“So, biotech, health and life sciences, energy and technology, so we’re showcasing these interesting journeys, and this is all leading up to Talent Draft Day, one of our largest programs, where we celebrate talent and workforce.”

For young professionals such as Kim Munoz, a personal banker at First Premier Bank, the talk represented a chance to share her love for her job.

“It was awesome,” she said. “When I was asked to do this, I watched the previous Talent Thursdays and it was so cool to learn about the different talent in Sioux Falls I wasn’t even aware of, so I learned something from each video.”

In addition to running the videos on Facebook, Guzzetta is sharing them on Handshake, a network that colleges and students use to connect with employers

It is the largest network of its kind dedicated to early career professionals, so we’ll be looking at 2,000 schools across the U.S. where this content will be streaming,” she said. “And then we’ll use that to encourage people to register for Talent Draft Day 2020.

Talent Draft Day 2020 will be held in-person at the Best Western Ramkota and also as a national virtual symposium livestreamed on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube platforms on October 8, 2020.

To take a look inside the live chats, or to learn more about Talent and Workforce programming at the Sioux Falls Development Foundation, click below:

To get connected to Talent Draft Day on Oct. 8 and other workforce development opportunities in the Sioux Falls area, Contact Denise Guzetta.