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Veterans in the Skilled Trades Workforce

Last month, Mindy Mulryan, workforce development/project specialist with Construction Business Group, attended the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce event hosted by Entercom in Hales Corner. The panel topic was ‘Veterans in the Skilled Trades Workforce’.  Panelists shared information on how they assist in transitioning veterans from military life to civilian work; how they connect with… Read more »

Badger Yellow Ribbon Outreach

Leroy Miller, Business Agent for IUOE Local 139, and Dan Eckstrom, Human Resources Business Partner at Walbec Group, recently attended a National Guard Reintegration event in Milwaukee for 100 returning military members and their families. Leroy and Dan, themselves both veterans, were able to share their personal stories and promote the great career opportunities available… Read more »

Pat Acker: Prepare students for the ‘new-collar’ jobs of the future

Wisconsin’s economy is booming, with unemployment near all-time lows and employers desperate for qualified workers. This is great news for young people just entering the workforce, who are affected for a very long time by the economic conditions of their initial job years.