Tuesday, 9:45am to 10:45am
Gooseberry Falls 1 Room

Minnesota will soon experience its own “Sliver Tsunami”- a large aging workforce retiring and demanding health care services, and fewer healthcare workers to fill that demand. Workforce strategy consultants from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development will discuss strategies for addressing this shortage by recruiting, retaining and developing qualified talent. This session will also include a discussion on diversity hiring and overcoming barriers to employment.

Shawn Herhusky, MBA, MA

Workforce Strategy Consultant
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)

Shawn Herhusky, M.A., M.B.A is a Workforce Strategy Consultant with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) for Northeast Minnesota. A graduate of the College of Saint Scholastica with Master’s Degrees in Management and Business Administration, his focus is on helping businesses overcome the challenge of developing, recruiting, and retaining a quality healthcare workforce. He is also a licensed health and life insurance producer with 13 years’ experience in the health insurance industry.

Adesewa Adesiji, MBA

Workforce Strategy Consultant
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)

Adesewa Adesiji, MBA, is a Workforce Strategy Consultant with Minnesota’s Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED); she has 15 years of experience in workforce and career development. Previously she held the positions of both Business Services Representative and Workforce Development Representative under DEED working with businesses in recruiting, retention and career development efforts as well as preparing job seekers with entry into the workforce. Adesewa has a B.A in Sociology from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and MBA from Augsburg College.