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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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April Blog: Workforce Connector

Mental Health Training for Business Professionals On April 11th there is mental health training for business professionals at Oasis Church in Eau Claire. We strongly encourage business professionals to take advantage of this opportunity in order to accelerate their business operations and the internal well-being of their employees.  Mental health is extremely important when considering…

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March Blog: Workforce Connector

Area Education and Business Leaders Looking to Invest in Educational Institutions in the Near Future Wisconsin’s Big-Budget Surplus is sitting at an estimated $3.8 billion in addition to the $1.7 billion rainy day fund, totaling $5.5 billion. Now the question is how can they use this money to make positive changes to the state’s programs. …

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March Blog: Workforce Connector

Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant Now Accepting Applications Applications are now open for the Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant. This is a state-funded program that provides employer-led worker training grants. The program is administered by the Office of Skills Development at the Department of Workforce Development. The OSD strives to encourage the development of innovative solutions for…

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March Blog: Workforce Connector

INTOO Webinar: The Whys of Employee Burn Out: Understand So You Can Help This week we have a webinar resource for businesses to watch and gain a better understanding of employee burnout. Unfortunately, this has become more relevant in the past few years because of unprecedented events such as the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the…

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March Blog: Workforce Connector

Chippewa Valley Main Street Alliance Roundtable The Chippewa Valley Main Street Alliance is hosting a roundtable discussion about small business needs. This roundtable will be hosted on March 24th, 2022 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm CT.  The goal of this roundtable is to provide resources for businesses to overcome their issues and to get…

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