Attract

We believe there are three tenets that make up a comprehensive workforce development strategy: developing our future workforce through partnerships with educational institutions, attracting new talent to our area and retaining and skilling up our existing workforce.

We work to attract talent to our area and show why southeast Wisconsin is a great place to work, live and play.

  1. Gather data on where Waukesha County companies source talent to help inform a talent attraction strategy for the county.
  2. Support the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s (WEDC) campaign to attract veterans to live and work in Wisconsin.
  3. Support Waukesha County’s Neighborhoods Initiative to develop life cycle housing in the county.
  4. Promote WEDC’s “Think. Make. Happen.” campaign to market Wisconsin to residents of other states.
  5. Participate in YPWeek 2019 to showcase Waukesha County and the state of Wisconsin to young professionals.
  6. Develop and promote collateral to showcase the benefits of living, working and playing in Waukesha County and our region.

Aligning local, state and federal priorities to help targeted populations re-enter the workforce

One of the Alliance’s top workforce development policy priorities in 2020 is supporting programs that assist targeted populations to enter or re-enter the workforce. Earlier this week, the Alliance was proud to attend a special program of the Joseph Project, which included a roundtable discussion led by Jared Kushner, senior advisor to President Trump, U.S. Senator Ron […]

2019 Business & Education Partnerships Recap

As we reflect on 2019, we are proud to report that our business and education partnerships are stronger than ever. This past year was filled with numerous opportunities to develop our future workforce by connecting businesses and educational institutions. The following is just a portion of the work completed in 2019. Thank you to all […]

Talent Attraction: Wisconsin Gaining Population from Migration

Workforce development is the number one issue facing Waukesha County, the Milwaukee 7 region and our state. One of the Alliance’s 2019 Policy Agenda priorities is to support state and regional efforts to implement a talent attraction program. The state’s workforce is aging rapidly – 605,947 Wisconsin workers were 55 and older in 2015. Over the […]

Wisconsin Public Radio: Wisconsin’s Millennial Marketing Campaign To Continue, Despite Funding Change

A state-run marketing campaign aimed at getting more millennials to move to Wisconsin will continue, despite Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and state lawmakers not funding it in the state budget. 

Waukesha County to participate in YPWeek 2019

The Waukesha County Business Alliance, in partnership with the Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce and the Delafield Chamber of Commerce, is proud to be part of YPWeek 2019. The program will be held April 19 to 27, 2019.

Attracting veterans to Wisconsin

By: Steve Janke, Statewide Veterans Field Representative, Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs The Alliance met with Steve Janke in 2018 and looks forward to partnering with the Department of Veterans Affairs and other organizations on efforts to employ veterans.   On August 24, 2018, Wisconsin launched a national campaign to encourage transitioning military personnel and […]