WEDA Wire – 06/01/18

Guest Column

Job Center of Wisconsin
Where Talent & Opportunity Meet In-person and Online

By the WI Department of Workforce Development

Wisconsin’s strong economy boasts historic low unemployment and more people working than any point in the state’s history. With so many Wisconsinites working, our biggest challenge now is ensuring that our workers develop the job skills needed to fill current and future job openings, so our employers remain competitive and our economy continues to grow.

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and workforce system partners are conveniently co-located at Wisconsin Job Centers across the state, providing area employers and economic development professionals with access to effective, low and no-cost talent development solutions. Your local Job Center’s Business Services team is available to help you develop a diverse workforce and improve retention results by connecting with a broad pool of skilled job candidates, including individuals with disabilities, veterans, and youth.

Contact Business Services for help with: posting job openings online, coordinating onsite recruitments, collecting job applications, screening job candidates, administering pre-employment assessments, learning about hiring incentives and tax credits and coordinating training opportunities. Business Services staff also are available to help you explore DWD’s nationally recognized talent development strategies, such as Youth Apprenticeship, Registered Apprenticeship, Wisconsin Fast Forward worker training grants and more.

DWD also operates (JCW), Wisconsin’s online public labor exchange that connects employers with talent at no cost 24 hours a day. Contact your Business Services team for assistance with incorporating JCW tools into your talent development strategy, including posting jobs, searching for talent, building job descriptions based on skills and using MyLMI widgets to access and save integrated labor market information. Plus, use your JCW employer login credentials to take advantage of these free online resources:

  • Offers powerful, easy-to-use tools to help businesses research economic and labor market data and make informed employment decisions. Create personalized reports and visualizations using the most current data available in Wisconsin to learn about the local labor pool; examine wages and long-term employment projections by industry and occupation; and help determine business location and expansion plans.
  • Recruit college interns on WisConnect, a free online resource that matches college students with internship by location, college major and key skills. Sign-in to develop a company profile, build your internship program, post internships and search for college talent.
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