By: Susan Koehn, Director, Talent Initiatives, Milwaukee7. As southeast Wisconsin continues to grow, talent is needed to drive economic growth. Today, workers are in short supply to replace retiring baby boomers and fill new jobs created, even using modest economic forecasts. Employers at the forefront of competition for scarce talent are asking for help getting in front of young people and their influencers earlier, while career decisions are being made.
October is Manufacturing Month! The impact of the manufacturing industry in Waukesha County is tremendous, so we're proud to celebrate the industry this month and support the industry year-round.
While the Alliance has not taken a formal position on tariffs, we are working to connect business to their legislators and others when they have feedback to share. Below is a message from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, Tom Donohue, regarding this federal issue. The U.S. Chamber is collecting information from businesses that [...]
We know that every day, our schools are doing more and more to partner with business. We too, are expanding our efforts in the area of K-12 relationships, business and education partnerships, workforce development and supporting districts in their academic and career planning work. In recent years, this work has increased dramatically. We’re excited that for the 2018-19 school year, 12 school districts in Waukesha County have committed to work with the Alliance to take these efforts to the next level.
The benefits of hiring from outside your traditional candidate pool are numerous. Click to connect with resources to help you do that.
The EPA has adjusted its earlier classification for Waukesha County and reclassified the entire county as "in attainment."
On Tuesday, May 1, the State of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation awarded the School District of Elmbrook a $25,000 grant to create a Makerspace and Fabrication Lab or "Fab Lab" at Brookfield Central High School.
Because of the workforce issue and with the launch of Academic and Career Planning throughout Wisconsin in 2017, our new initiatives to connect businesses and educational institutions are of the utmost importance.
Yesterday, the Alliance submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding a proposed nonattainment designation for Waukesha County. The proposal would designate Waukesha County as a community that does not meet federal air quality standards. In December, the EPA notified Wisconsin that it intends to place all of Waukesha, Racine, Milwaukee, Ozaukee and [...]
The number one concern we hear from the business community is workforce. In a survey we conducted in 2017, 67% of businesses in Waukesha County report finding a skilled workforce to be the primary challenge they face when starting or growing their business. It’s time for us to address that.