Wisconsin Among Strongest Outlooks In The Nation According to the Q4 2019 ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey
· For the coming months of October-December, employers are optimistic to hire in Construction, Durable Goods Manufacturing, Nondurable Goods Manufacturing, Transportation & Utilities, Wholesale & Retail Trade, Financial Activities, Professional & Business Services, Education & Health Services, Leisure & Hospitality, Other Services, and Government.
· Positive job forecasts reported across all 50 states and 100 largest metro areas with a +20% national Outlook for Q4 2019, up 1 percentage point year-over-year.
Milwaukee, WI (Sept. 10, 2019) – U.S. employers expect the hiring pace to remain positive in Q4 2019 with hiring intentions improving one percentage point compared to a year ago, according to the ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) Employment Outlook Survey. The last time the survey of more than 11,500 employers reported a Q4 Net Employment Outlook (NEO) as high as +20% was in Q4 2006.* For the coming quarter in Wisconsin, employers expect to hire at a healthy pace of 23%. Among employers surveyed, 31 percent plan to hire more employees from October through December. This number is offset by the 8 percent that plan to reduce payrolls, while 60 percent of employers expect to maintain current staff levels and 1 percent indicate they are not sure of their hiring plans. Among survey participants, the Wisconsin area employment Outlook is the tied for the third strongest in the nation.
"Compared to last quarter’s Net Employment Outlook of 34%, Wisconsin employers have reported a weaker hiring pace of 23%," said Amber Laurent, spokesperson for Manpower, a ManpowerGroup brand. "When looking at expectations from this time last year of 20%, hiring managers anticipate the upcoming season’s payrolls to pick up.”
Summary of Results for Wisconsin
For the coming months of October-December, employers are optimistic to hire in Construction, Durable Goods Manufacturing, Nondurable Goods Manufacturing, Transportation & Utilities, Wholesale & Retail Trade, Financial Activities, Professional & Business Services, Education & Health Services, Leisure & Hospitality, Other Services, and Government. In contrast, local employers expect a decrease in payrolls in Information. View the complete Q4 2019 U.S. survey results: Manpowergroup.us/MEOS
L.E. Phillips Career Development Center
Joins Broad Effort to Observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Nationwide campaign will take place in October
EAU CLAIRE, WI – SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 — L.E. Phillips Career Development Center today announced its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. This year's theme is "The Right Talent, Right Now".
The history of National Disability Employment Awareness Month traces back to 1945 when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October each year "National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week." In 1962, the word "physically" was removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
"Every day, individuals with disabilities add significant value and talent to our workforce and economy," said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. "Individuals with disabilities offer employers diverse perspectives on how to tackle challenges and achieve success. Individuals with disabilities have the right talent, right now."
Reflecting this year's theme, throughout the month, L.E. Phillips Career Development Center will be engaging in a variety of activities to educate its employees and the community on disability employment issues and its commitment to an inclusive work culture. These efforts include Tapping into the Community on October 3, 2019 at the Growler Guys; Haunted Hustle 5K on October 19, 2019; and Lunch & Learn on October 23, 2019 at L.E. Phillips Career Development Center.
L.E. Phillips Career Development Center is proud to be a part of this year's National Disability Employment Awareness Month," said Angela Kjellberg, Marketing Coordinator, “We want to spread the important message that we value all perspectives, including those of individuals with disabilities and disadvantages." L.E. Phillips Career Development Center 1515 Ball Street Eau Claire, WI 54703 715-834-2771 www.lecdc.org Employers and employees in all industries can learn more about how to participate in National Disability Employment Awareness Month and ways they can promote its messages — during October and throughout the year — by visiting www.dol.gov/NDEAM.
John & Fay Menard YMCA Tennis Center & Tennis Pro, Matt Boughton, Nationally Recognized
Eau Claire, Wisconsin (October 1, 2019) – The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has announced the recipients of Section Award Winners and Outstanding Facility Awards – both of which have found recipients in the Eau Claire area.
“On behalf of the USTA Outstanding Facility Committee, we would like to congratulate your tennis facility on receiving a 2019 USTA Outstanding Facility Award. This award recognizes John & Fay Menard YMCA Tennis Center’s exemplary facility and commitment towards the growth and development of tennis in your community,” wrote Beau Fieldsend, Community & Facility Development Coordinator of the USTA. This award is graciously received just one year after the John & Fay Menard YMCA Tennis Center opened its doors to the Eau Claire community.
The construction of the 60,000 square-foot facility was coordinated by Dell Construction, a 53 year-old family-owned firm from Eau Claire who served as designer and general contractor, and whose focus was on using as many local products as possible.
Eau Claire-based Midwest Manufacturing, a division of Menards, designed and manufactured the majority of the materials used for this project and employs nearly 1,000 Chippewa Valley residents. It is likely the John & Fay Menard YMCA Tennis Center used the highest percentage of locally-manufactured materials to construct a public building in Eau Claire in recent history. This exemplary facility is under the direction and supervision of USPTA Certified Tennis Professional, Matt Boughton.
“Tennis is thriving in the Chippewa Valley,” says Matt Boughton. “This beautiful new tennis center allows current players to play more often while attracting new people to the sport. That wouldn’t be possible without the vision of the Menard Family and John and Fay’s commitment to making it a reality. Also, thank you to Dell Construction and all the subcontractors for their hard work and dedication to this project. What a fantastic job by everyone involved in building this facility.”
Boughton is the proud recipient of the Frank Voigt Pro of the Year Award. “The Frank Voigt Pro of the Year Award is given to a tennis teaching professional who demonstrates leadership Page 2 skills on and off the court. Matt Boughton has coached top junior players in USTA Northern and has also served as a national coach for the section. He also runs quality section junior tournaments in Eau Claire, WI. Along with being a well-respected member of the tennis and pro communities in the section, Boughton currently serves on the USTA Northern Board of Directors,” wrote Daniel Borgertpoepping of the USTA Northern Section office.
Theresa Hillis, CEO of the YMCA of the Chippewa Valley, notes the importance of this gift to the community. “The Eau Claire YMCA has been a cornerstone in our community for nearly 140 years. Over that time, generous donors have stepped forward to provide places where people can find opportunities to live healthy, exercise, and nurture their spirit. John and Fay Menard’s substantial gift is an investment in our community that is more than a physical structure; it’s a place where people can help each other out, develop friendships and nurture a sense of belonging. Thanks to their generosity, the new center will enhance the quality of life in the Chippewa Valley as the Y continues to serve the community into the 21st century.”
The YMCA of the Chippewa Valley is grateful to John & Fay Menard and to Matt Boughton for their continual commitment to developing and growing the tennis community in Eau Claire, WI.
HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital
Coat & Blanket Distribution This Saturday!
WHAT: Winter coats, winter apparel and blankets will be available at no cost for anyone in the community in need. Coat sizes range from baby to adult.
WHEN: THIS Saturday, October 5, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
WHERE: Redeeming Grace Church, downtown Eau Claire (312 South Barstow St.)
GREAT PHOTO/VIDEO OPPORTUNITY!
Mary Pengra, Director of Volunteer Services at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital
Prevea Cancer Center at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital adds state-of-the-art linear accelerator to fleet
EAU CLAIRE – The Prevea Cancer Center at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital has hired a new team member to help patients in their fight against cancer. The center is welcoming a new Varian TrueBeam® linear accelerator to its fleet, further enabling the center and hospital to offer the very best cancer care to patients in the Chippewa Valley. This upgraded technology replaces the linear accelerator the center previously had.
A linear accelerator is used to treat all organs of the body and delivers high-energy x-rays to the region of a patient’s tumor. These x-ray treatments are designed in such a way that they destroy cancer cells while sparing surrounding normal tissue.
“We’re thrilled to be able to offer the latest in radiation treatment therapy to patients in our region and beyond,” said Andrew Bagnall, president and CEO, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital.
“The combination of state-of-the art physicians and equipment, plus the ability to keep care local really makes the community the ultimate benefactor in this,” said Dr. Ashok Rai, president and CEO, Prevea Health. “We take a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer, and the addition of the Varian TrueBeam® linear accelerator will help to improve patient care.”
The Prevea Cancer Center at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital will hold a blessing of the new linear accelerator Wednesday, October 16 at 9 a.m. at the Prevea Cancer Center at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, 900 West Clairemont Ave. Community members are invited to attend and registration is not needed.
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
The tradition continues: Blugold Homecoming 2019
Be sure to check the calendar of events for the week of Homecoming at UW-Eau Claire. Events begin Oct. 6, with the parade and football game set for Oct. 12. Full story.
Gender and Sexuality Resource Center staffers receive statewide awards
UW-Eau Claire has received multiple recognitions in recent years for the work of its Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. Center staffers Christopher Jorgenson and Kallie Friede have been recognized for their efforts that led to those top rankings. Full story.
Bob Baca to receive WMEA Distinguished Service Award
Baca, UW-Eau Claire professor of music and director of jazz studies, will receive the 2019 Distinguished Service Award from the Wisconsin Music Educators Association Oct. 24. Full story.
L.E. Phillips Library
Live Raptors at the Library!
Explore the world of raptors at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire on Thursday, October 24 at 1:30 p.m. in the Eau Claire Room on the library’s lower level. “Raptor Show” is a Carpenter Nature Center educational program featuring live birds of prey! This event is a part of Raptor Week in the Youth Services area, which runs October 21 through 27, and celebrates a wide variety of feathered friends.
“We are excited to welcome Carpenter Nature Center as a part of our Raptor Week activities,” says Alisha Green, Youth Services Coordinator. “Birds of prey are amazing creatures; there’s really no ‘talon’ what you might see. Come to the show, and I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s definitely worth a round of ‘a-claws.’”
From 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, October 25, ask a Beaver Creek Reserve naturalist all your bird-related questions at the “Dissect an Owl Pellet” drop-in program. Other Raptor Week activities include scavenger hunts, games, crafts, and bird-themed story times. Don’t miss out on the feathered fun!
For more information, stop at Youth Services on your next visit to the library, call 715-839-5007, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about library programs, check the library’s website at www.ecpubliclibrary.info.
Eau Claire Chamber
The Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce has more than 1,200 members.