SyberWorks e-Learning Podcasts: Episode #17: Is There Really a Workforce Shortage?

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SyberWorks, Inc., a leader in custom e-Learning Solutions and the Learning Management System industry, today announces the next episode in their e-Learning Podcast Series: "Is there really a workforce shortage?"

Dave Boggs, CEO of SyberWorks, states, "Today's podcast presents our second interview with Jim Kissane, a noted Workforce Development expert, author of the Workforce Development Blog, and a Fellow at, an engineering - and construction-focused e-Learning content company. In this episode, we debate the question of whether there really is a workforce shortage in today's labor market."

Boggs continues, "Jim also discusses the labor shortage's impact on talent acquisition and retention. He examines the labor factors that a company can control and those that they cannot." Mary Kay Lofurno, Director of Marketing at SyberWorks, narrates the series.

SyberWorks e-Learning Podcast Series: Episode #17: "Is there really a workforce shortage?" is located in the SyberWorks Online Media Center at in the About Us section of the SyberWorks web site. The transcript is located at

About Jim Kissane:
Jim Kissane is an accomplished turnaround executive, writer, and industry consultant. He is a research Fellow with, as well as a trainer and business coach, and is constantly working to improve the performance of business owners' most valuable asset -- their people.

Drawing on over 30 years of business experience, including many years as a Booz-Allen management consultant, Kissane develops tailored training solutions for his clients' critical businesses challenges, including increasing customer loyalty, employee recruitment and retention, and coming to grips with today's skilled-labor shortage. His work has been cited in the book "Turning Good People Into Top Talent." He is also a former member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Pittsburgh, and Clarion University's School of Communications. And with more than 20 years of experience in private industry, he has spent his career unlocking the secrets of the complex and constantly changing skilled workforce.

About, Inc. ( sets the standard for excellence and innovation in online education for the engineering, architectural, interior design, construction, land surveying, building inspection and landscape architecture industries. Its course library boasts more than 900 online courses authored by more than 100 subject-matter experts. So far, more than 41,000 architects, engineers, and contractors have chosen to bolster their knowledge and earn certificates through courses. The company was declared one of "Tampa Bay's Best Places to Work 2006" by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Founded in October 1999, has grown from a modest idea for filling a growing need, to a multinational venture that attracts more than a million unique visitors annually from 50 states and 22 countries. is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

About the SyberWorks e-Learning Podcast Series:
The SyberWorks e-Learning Podcast Series is a monthly series that discusses helpful and influential topics in e-Learning, the Learning Management Systems industry, custom online training development, instructional design, performance management, and talent management. The SyberWorks e-Learning Podcast Series is produced by SyberWorks, Inc. as a free service for professionals in the e-Learning and Learning Management System industries.

About SyberWorks:
SyberWorks, Inc. ( is a leader in the custom e-Learning Solutions and Learning Management System industries for Fortune 1000 corporations, higher education, and other organizations. Located in Waltham, Massachusetts, the company serves the multi-billion-dollar e-Learning market. Since 1995, SyberWorks has developed and delivered unique and economical solutions to create, manage, measure, and improve e-Learning programs at companies and organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, and other countries.


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