2013 Economic Briefing: “What's Next?” - The Health of the Economy. The Economy of Health

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Washington Employers, the region’s oldest member-based workforce performance organization, today announced the dates and program of its annual event—The 2013 Economic Briefing. The 18th Annual Economic Briefing offers perspective on the current economic climate, insights from our salary and budget surveys, practical advice on succession planning and employee engagement, and the key requirements for health care reform in 2014.

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With the economy improving, employers face the challenge of retaining their key employees as the voluntary quit rate continues to rise. That, combined with the 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 each day, creates a "perfect storm" for an upcoming talent shortage. At the same time, employers must also prepare for complying with the emerging Affordable Care Act legislation-specifically determining whether to "pay or play" as they budget for 2014.


  • John W. Mitchell, PhD - National/Regional Economist
  • Joseph Marth, PhD - Director of HR Solutions
  • Nancy Kasmar, MS, SPHR, CCP - Manager of HR & Compensation Consulting


  • John Levesque, MA - Managing Editor, Seattle Business magazine
  • Kellis Borek, JD - Director of Labor & Employment Law, Washington Employers
  • John W. Mitchell, PhD - National/Regional Economist
  • Steve Losleben - Vice President of Human Resources, Valley Medical Center
  • Tom Stoeckle, MBA - Director of Compensation & Benefits, Seattle Children's Hospital

When: September 10, 2013 | 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Where: Washington Athletic Club | 1325 6th Avenue, Seattle WA
Cost: $99.00

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