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Tech Talent Recruitment Fund

A new initiative in Forsyth County encourages the recruitment and retention of tech talent. Greater Winston-Salem, Inc.’s Tech Talent Recruitment Fund offers disbursements for net new hires and will be paid directly to companies. Companies may utilize these funds to finance recruitment efforts or staffing services, as direct payments or bonuses to new hires, for… Read More »

Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. Intern Studies College Student Talent Retention

Wake Forest University Senior Anna Lummus to Implement Research Project on Retaining College Students after Graduation   Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. welcomes intern Anna Lummus, a Wake Forest University senior, for a special project on talent retention. Anna will complete research on college students’ perceptions of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County as a place to locate and use the findings to make recommendations for a… Read More »

ASPIRE WS Internship Program Creates Paid Work Experiences for High School Students

A transformative new program will create a pathway for local students to learn workplace skills and gain paid, on-the-job experience. ASPIRE WS is a comprehensive initiative that formally brings together local employers, students, and education partners to collaborate on work-based learning opportunities for students in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. ASPIRE WS will place its first interns at… Read More »

Workforce Summit Convenes Triad Experts to Examine Post-Pandemic Employment Trends

Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. and Forsyth Technical Community College are partnering to host a conversation on post-pandemic workforce needs. Workforce Summit Tuesday, April 20 2021 | 9:00am-12:00pm | Virtual COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the workforce here in the Triad and around the world. How we work has changed, and the workforce skills that… Read More »

$5 Million Gift to Salem College for Health Leadership

Largest Donation in the School’s History An anonymous donor has committed to a $5 million gift to Salem College to support its groundbreaking Health Leadership transformation. The $5 million gift is the largest in the institution’s nearly 250-year history and will be made in phases, with the first allocation this spring. In late February, Salem College announced… Read More »

Tricia McManus Named WS/FCS Superintendent

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education has appointed Tricia McManus as the next Superintendent for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. McManus has been leading the district as Interim Superintendent since November 2020 when Superintendent Dr. Angela Hairston resigned. WS/FCS Board of Education Chair Malishai Woodbury said, “We need solid, proven, continuous leadership because there is important work… Read More »


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