The Gulf States Shipbuilding Consortium (GSSC) announced today that it will host its annual conference, “The Labor Market: A Looming Crisis”, on April 27 - 28, 2022, at The Admiral in Mobile, Ala.

The two-day conference will focus on labor issues facing the industry in a post-Covid environment. Shipbuilding and repair companies, related suppliers/supply chain contacts, workforce and economic development leaders and manufacturers from across the Gulf Coast are invited to share ideas, challenges, best practices, and a vision for the future.

Author of “Arsonist in the Office”, recent Amazon #1 Hot New Release for Workplace Management books, Pete Havel will headline the conference as a keynote speaker. An experienced lobbyist, political consultant and crisis communications professional, Havel will draw from his book to share insight into what can go wrong when cultures go bad, offering solutions for protecting companies and creating a better workplace.

In addition to high profile keynotes, the conference will host powerful sessions exploring innovative approaches to outreach, as well as attracting, training, engaging, and retaining our most value resource – our workforce. Event organizers have issued a Call for Proposals for additional speakers to address these relevant topics.

“Shipbuilding and related industries, suppliers and manufacturers play a significant role in the economies of Gulf Coast states. Next month’s conference will provide an opportunity for critical dialogue on the changing face of our labor market and need to ensure a pipeline for the skilled workforce we require to meet critical production schedules, said GSSC Interim Board President, Jerome Eymard, with Bollinger Shipyards.

Registration is now open for the conference, which will host dozens of leaders from across the Gulf Coast. A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are also available.