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

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

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

2 online job fairs Wednesday aim to help Wisconsinites unemployed during COVID-19

Shelley K. Mesch | Wisconsin State Journal A Madison staffing firm and local job centers are hosting job fairs Wednesday highlighting open jobs within dozens of local companies to help area residents who had been laid off due to the… Continue Reading 2 online job fairs Wednesday aim to help Wisconsinites unemployed during COVID-19

Business Groups Say Some Industries Still Dealing With Worker Shortage

Read the Wisconsin Public Radio article here. Shortage Concerns Come Despite Elevated Unemployment Rate in Wisconsin By Rachael VasquezPublished: Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 5:45am The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) says many businesses continue to deal with a shortage… Continue Reading Business Groups Say Some Industries Still Dealing With Worker Shortage

Where Can Out-of-Work Wisconsinites Find Jobs?

Where Can Out-Of-Work Wisconsinites Find Jobs? Heavy Truck Drivers, Nurses Are the Positions with Most Online Job Listings in Wisconsin By Rachael VasquezPublished: Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 5:45am Tens of thousands of people remain out of work in Wisconsin as… Continue Reading Where Can Out-of-Work Wisconsinites Find Jobs?

More than 100 Workers Laid Off in Sun Prairie Following Sale of Kollege Town Sports

A Sun Prairie company will lay off 109 workers this spring after its parent company sold the business, according to a state layoff announcement. Kollege Town Sports, 1763 N. Bristol St., which is part of Rosemont, Illinois-based Riddell Sports Group,… Continue Reading More than 100 Workers Laid Off in Sun Prairie Following Sale of Kollege Town Sports

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