WDBSCW, Partners to Host Downtown Madison Virtual Job Fair June 2

MADISON, May 26, 2021 – The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW) in partnership with the City of Madison, Destination Madison, Downtown Madison Inc., Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, Job Center of Wisconsin, Madison’s Central Business Improvement District… Continue Reading WDBSCW, Partners to Host Downtown Madison Virtual Job Fair June 2

Dane County putting $2 million into Badger Prairie Needs Network expansion, new job training initiative

Shanzeh Ahmad | Wisconsin State Journal Dane County is set to invest $2 million into expanding Badger Prairie Needs Network’s building and kick-starting a new job training initiative at the Verona-based organization to help communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.… Continue Reading Dane County putting $2 million into Badger Prairie Needs Network expansion, new job training initiative

Workforce Shortage Challenges Reemerge as Wisconsin Businesses Dig Out of the Pandemic

Mitchell Schmidt | Wisconsin State Journal Wisconsin’s return to near pre-pandemic unemployment levels has brought with it the reemergence of one of the biggest challenges facing some of the state’s largest industries – a workforce shortage. The need for workers… Continue Reading Workforce Shortage Challenges Reemerge as Wisconsin Businesses Dig Out of the Pandemic

DWD Announces a New Resource for Wisconsinites: Apprenticeship Navigators

MADISON – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has created five new Apprenticeship Navigator positions to help Wisconsinites find open apprenticeship opportunities. Apprenticeship is an industry-driven training model that combines on-the-job learning with job-related classroom instruction. As an “earn and… Continue Reading DWD Announces a New Resource for Wisconsinites: Apprenticeship Navigators

WDBSCW to Host Virtual Career Fair with 85 Participating Companies

May 7, 2021, MADISON – The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW), in partnership with the WorkSmart Network, Wisconsin Job Service and the county economic development partners, are hosting a Virtual Career Fair on May 11 from 10… Continue Reading WDBSCW to Host Virtual Career Fair with 85 Participating Companies

How can California help laid-off retail workers find jobs? This state’s approach may work

Jeong Park | Sacramento Bee The COVID-19 pandemic was one for the record books for the retail industry. More than 40 major retailers declared bankruptcy, and more than 11,000 stores closed in 2020 across the U.S., according to CoStar Group.… Continue Reading How can California help laid-off retail workers find jobs? This state’s approach may work

WDBSCW to Host Drive Thru Job Fairs in Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Jefferson, Marquette, Sauk Counties

MADISON, April 30, 2021 – The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW), in partnership with the WorkSmart Network, Wisconsin Job Service and the county economic development departments, will host Drive Thru Job Fairs in six Wisconsin counties, including… Continue Reading WDBSCW to Host Drive Thru Job Fairs in Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Jefferson, Marquette, Sauk Counties

Wisconsin Workforce Development Boards Awarded $2.5M to Address Rural Healthcare Workforce Shortages

MADISON, April 29, 2021 – Six workforce development boards, including the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW), received $2.5M in funding from the U.S. Department of Labor’s H-1B Rural Healthcare Grant Program to address rural healthcare workforce shortages… Continue Reading Wisconsin Workforce Development Boards Awarded $2.5M to Address Rural Healthcare Workforce Shortages

Wisconsin Program Helps People Find Jobs After Prison

Employment reduces recidivism, and Wisconsin is taking strides to provide job support for people who have been incarcerated. Nazish Dholakia | Senior Writer At the Oakhill Correctional Institution, a prison in the town of Oregon, Wisconsin, Benjamin sat at a… Continue Reading Wisconsin Program Helps People Find Jobs After Prison