Local and state organizations trying to help retail workers find new jobs

As big box stores like Shopko and Toys “R” Us are closing, organizations at local job centers are trying to help displaced retail workers find new jobs. The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW) is partnering with the… Continue Reading Local and state organizations trying to help retail workers find new jobs

Laid off workers invited to specialized career events

The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW), in partnership with the WorkSmart Network and Wisconsin Job Service, is hosting a transferable skills workshop on July 29 followed by an interview event on Aug. 22 for workers affected by… Continue Reading Laid off workers invited to specialized career events

Grant to address healthcare worker shortage

A Fast Forward grant totaling almost $386,000 has been issued to help the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW) and UW Health address critical healthcare workforce needs in the Dane County region. In the last year, healthcare organizations… Continue Reading Grant to address healthcare worker shortage

Green County cheese maker deals with employee churn

In her almost 30 years working in human resources, Wendy Cuevas has never experienced the kind of difficulty hiring workers as she has today. At Monroe-based Klondike Cheese, where Cuevas is human resources manager, she has hired 188 temporary and… Continue Reading Green County cheese maker deals with employee churn

Students explore health-care careers in summer internships at UW Health

From cardiovascular technologist to medical coder, 73 local students re exploring health care careers through internships at UW Health this summer. The paid internships aim to confirm students’ interests in health care careers and to develop a diverse workforce. Tasks… Continue Reading Students explore health-care careers in summer internships at UW Health

Laid Off Workers Invited to Specialized Career Events with WDBSCW, UW Health, Exact Sciences, Job Center Partners

MADISON, July 15, 2019 — The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW), in partnership with the WorkSmart Network and Wisconsin Job Service, is hosting a transferable skills workshop on July 29 followed by an interview event on August… Continue Reading Laid Off Workers Invited to Specialized Career Events with WDBSCW, UW Health, Exact Sciences, Job Center Partners
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WDBSCW Honors Eighth Class of Middle College Graduates

MADISON, May 31, 2019 — The 2018-2019 class of Middle College students walked across the stage Wednesday, May 22 to celebrate their completion of the two-semester workforce training program. The ceremony celebrated the graduates from Madison College Truax and Fort… Continue Reading WDBSCW Honors Eighth Class of Middle College Graduates

New Opportunity Available for Workers Affected by Store Closures, Retail Layoffs

MADISON, May 14, 2019 — The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW), in partnership with the WorkSmart Network, is hosting an information session on Tuesday, May 14 aimed at connecting workers impacted by retail closures, like Shopko, Toys… Continue Reading New Opportunity Available for Workers Affected by Store Closures, Retail Layoffs
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WDBSCW, DOC To Host Reentry Summit April 23

MADISON, April 12, 2019 — The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW), in partnership with the State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections, is hosting a reentry summit to encourage Wisconsin businesses to hire individuals reentering the workforce from… Continue Reading WDBSCW, DOC To Host Reentry Summit April 23