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May Blog: The Perspective

New DEI Vice President at Old National Bank Dwayne Maddox joins the team at Old National Bank as the vice president and director of diversity, equity, and inclusion. During his time at Old National Bank he will be bouncing between both the Madison office and the Chicago office.  In the past, Dwayne has held marketing…

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May Blog: Workforce Connector

Graduating Healthcare Workers Advantage in Wisconsin This year, healthcare graduates are seeing more opportunities for job placement and growth amidst economic conditions. Because of the pandemic, the news has covered all of the ups and downs of being a healthcare worker in our environment throughout the course of the past two years. However, the new…

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May Blog: The Perspective

Northeast Wisconsin organizations devoted to racial and ethnic diversity There are many organizations in Northeast Wisconsin that are devoted to racial and ethical diversity. We found an amazing source from the Post Cresent that is easy to navigate. In this list, you will find a variety of organizations that are committed to being grounded by…

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May Blog: Workforce Connector

Employee Ownership: A Business Succession and Retention Strategy The University of Wisconsin – Madison extension is offering a free webinar on employee ownership. This webinar will help companies pursue their retention strategy as the baby boomer generation is retiring. With this shift in employee demographic, it is very important that companies have these resources so…

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April Blog: The Perspective

Mental Health Awareness Month Upcoming Events As April is coming to a close, we are looking forward to the spring months. And it just so happens that May is Mental Health Awareness Month where we are coming together as a community to show support to others. There are multiple organizations around Eau Claire that are…

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April Blog: Workforce Connector

Upcoming Head Start Events Through WDEOC The Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council announces hosting a couple of upcoming events for families this May! These events include The Eau Claire Head Start Career Fair and Truax Center Enrollment Open House.  The career fair is on May 11th from 4:30 – 6:30 pm at 3103 Oak Knoll…

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April Blog: The Perspective

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Report 2021 The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism has released its annual report for its diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts for the past year of 2021. They have taken efforts to embrace elements of diversity, equity, and inclusion in their everyday tasks as an organization, and it shows in their organizational…

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April Blog: Workforce Connector

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Spring Graduating Class Experiencing High Job Placement, and Low Unemployment Rates The state of Wisconsin is reported one of the lowest unemployment rates in history for the state at 2.9%. This was released by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. This is encouraging higher rates of job placement for new…

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April Blog: The Perspective

The Business Benefits of Increasing Diversity and Inclusion There are many benefits to incorporating a sense of community with diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This article by Forbes highlights why it is so important to weave these values into a business to ensure a healthy and successful workplace environment.  The real change within a…

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April Blog: Workforce Connector

Labor Force Participation Exceeds Pre-Pandemic Levels, with Impact Potential Coming from Eau Claire Interesting news for the city of Eau Claire, we reported have seen an increase in labor force participation that is reportedly higher than our levels before the pandemic hit. This information was presented by a report from the UW – Madison think…

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