Governor’s Task Force
 for the Recruitment & Retention of a
        Young Work Force
          for New Hampshire

        ...
“
Human capital .... represents
a strategic advantage in the
increasingly competitive
international economy in
which we al...
A baby boomer turns
 60 every 7 seconds.
Who will take their place?
What have we
found so far?
31
NH Rank by Median Age

      1990
5
    NH Rank by Median Age

            2007
(Congratulations. We beat Florida)
We’re lagging behind



 8.7%

            % Change in Stock of
             College Graduates
               (2000-2006)
There is an
explanation.
We’re not moving
backward.

We’re just falling
behind.
meanwhile...
66%
     Percentage of NH four year degree
graduates who plan to move out of state
32%
Percentage of NH Young Professionals who
 plan to move out of state within five years
There is hope.
59%
Percentage of NH college students in their
         last year who want to stay, or are
                       consider...
64%
Percentage of NH college alumni
  who live out of state that want
   to, or would consider, moving
                   ...
What’s Most
 Important to
Young Workers?
#1
Employment opportunity is the
  number one reason recent college
 graduates cite for moving from one
                  ...
58%
            Percentage increase of student
            debt levels in the last 10 years




Salary is VERY important.
94%
New Hampshire alumni stayed because
   “quality of life” was important
                   to their decision.
8
 The number of hispanic
  births born for every
             one death

The number of white, non-
  hispanic births for ...
NH Population




Minority   White Non-Hispanic
National Growth




 Minority   White Non-Hispanic
Recommendations
Formalize promotion
of New Hampshire as a
     Launching Pad
             for Life




             http://www.flickr.com/p...
Establish
College Leadership NH
Establish a Non-
Governmental Entity to
Continue Work in the
Area of Young Worker
Recruitment and
Retention
Design and Promote
a Life-Launch Portal at
StayWorkPlay.org
Establish
     Stay Work Play
Business of the Year
                Award
Encourage Business
Participation in
Stay Work Play
Student Loan
Repayment
Assistance Program
Engage and Empower Young
  Workers as Authentic
        Messengers
Support the
Increased Use of
Internship Programs
by Small and Mid-Sized
Businesses
Increase School-to-Work
Internship Opportunities
Encourage Use of
Apprenticeship
    Programs
Reintroduce Commuter Rail
Along the Capitol Corridor
Recognize the Central Role of
 Post-Secondary Education in
     Economic Development
Bridge the Digital Divide
     Without Compromising
              Availability of
            Best in Class
     Broadband...
Continue Support for
Increased Workforce Housing
Opportunities
Recreate
   College Career
Placement Offices
Give Young Workers a
"Retention Bonus Package"
that highlights why
New Hampshire
is a great place to
Launch a Career
Improve Child Care Options
 for Parents with Children Under
         Five Years of Age
Encourage the State to Utilize a
Workforce Planning Model
    to Ensure it Can Recruit and
          Retain Young Workers
View the full report at
  http://stayworkplay.com
The Task Force for the Retention and Recruitment of a Young Workforce for NH
The Task Force for the Retention and Recruitment of a Young Workforce for NH
The Task Force for the Retention and Recruitment of a Young Workforce for NH
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A summary presentation of the research and recommendations for the Governor's Task Force for the Recruitment and Retention of a Young Workforce for New Hampshire. On March 24, 2008, Governor John Lynch signed Executive Order 2008-03, creating The Task Force for the Retention and Recruitment of a Young Workforce for New Hampshire. The Task Force was charged with researching, creating and presenting to the Governor a strategic set of recommendations designed to improve New Hampshire's ability to retain and recruit the young workers who will help support the state's economy in the coming years.

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The Task Force for the Retention and Recruitment of a Young Workforce for NH

  1. 1. Governor’s Task Force for the Recruitment & Retention of a Young Work Force for New Hampshire July 1, 2009
  2. 2. “ Human capital .... represents a strategic advantage in the increasingly competitive international economy in which we all participate. -- Indiana Human Capital Retention Project
  3. 3. A baby boomer turns 60 every 7 seconds.
  4. 4. Who will take their place?
  5. 5. What have we found so far?
  6. 6. 31 NH Rank by Median Age 1990
  7. 7. 5 NH Rank by Median Age 2007 (Congratulations. We beat Florida)
  8. 8. We’re lagging behind 8.7% % Change in Stock of College Graduates (2000-2006)
  9. 9. There is an explanation.
  10. 10. We’re not moving backward. We’re just falling behind.
  11. 11. meanwhile...
  12. 12. 66% Percentage of NH four year degree graduates who plan to move out of state
  13. 13. 32% Percentage of NH Young Professionals who plan to move out of state within five years
  14. 14. There is hope.
  15. 15. 59% Percentage of NH college students in their last year who want to stay, or are considering staying
  16. 16. 64% Percentage of NH college alumni who live out of state that want to, or would consider, moving back to NH
  17. 17. What’s Most Important to Young Workers?
  18. 18. #1 Employment opportunity is the number one reason recent college graduates cite for moving from one region to another.
  19. 19. 58% Percentage increase of student debt levels in the last 10 years Salary is VERY important.
  20. 20. 94% New Hampshire alumni stayed because “quality of life” was important to their decision.
  21. 21. 8 The number of hispanic births born for every one death The number of white, non- hispanic births for every death is 1.3
  22. 22. NH Population Minority White Non-Hispanic
  23. 23. National Growth Minority White Non-Hispanic
  24. 24. Recommendations
  25. 25. Formalize promotion of New Hampshire as a Launching Pad for Life http://www.flickr.com/photos/toptechwriter/2040923940/
  26. 26. Establish College Leadership NH
  27. 27. Establish a Non- Governmental Entity to Continue Work in the Area of Young Worker Recruitment and Retention
  28. 28. Design and Promote a Life-Launch Portal at StayWorkPlay.org
  29. 29. Establish Stay Work Play Business of the Year Award
  30. 30. Encourage Business Participation in Stay Work Play Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program
  31. 31. Engage and Empower Young Workers as Authentic Messengers
  32. 32. Support the Increased Use of Internship Programs by Small and Mid-Sized Businesses
  33. 33. Increase School-to-Work Internship Opportunities
  34. 34. Encourage Use of Apprenticeship Programs
  35. 35. Reintroduce Commuter Rail Along the Capitol Corridor
  36. 36. Recognize the Central Role of Post-Secondary Education in Economic Development
  37. 37. Bridge the Digital Divide Without Compromising Availability of Best in Class Broadband Services
  38. 38. Continue Support for Increased Workforce Housing Opportunities
  39. 39. Recreate College Career Placement Offices
  40. 40. Give Young Workers a "Retention Bonus Package" that highlights why New Hampshire is a great place to Launch a Career
  41. 41. Improve Child Care Options for Parents with Children Under Five Years of Age
  42. 42. Encourage the State to Utilize a Workforce Planning Model to Ensure it Can Recruit and Retain Young Workers
  43. 43. View the full report at http://stayworkplay.com

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