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

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
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Academy offers quick way to gain computer skills

April 11, 2017 Article written by the Watertown Daily Times. Even if the job doesn’t involve using a computer, today’s applicants need computer skills to get that position. Job seekers often find they have to complete applications online or submit their… Continue Reading Academy offers quick way to gain computer skills
Windows to Work graduates

Twenty-two Inmates Honored at Windows to Work Graduation

April 6, 2017 MADISON, Wisc. – April 6, 2017 – Twenty-two inmates at the Dane County Jail celebrated their graduation of the Windows to Work program on Wednesday, April 5. This 7-week course is designed to increase the chances of… Continue Reading Twenty-two Inmates Honored at Windows to Work Graduation