Retain

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 retain talent and skill up our current workforce. Whether by providing resources to help those already employed get ahead or providing opportunities to  the unemployed, we want to ensure everyone in our area is contributing to our economy and reaching his or her full potential.

  1. Expand the Alliance’s Young Professionals of Waukesha County group to build a community of YPs in our area.
  2. Promote the Alliance’s Leadership Waukesha County program to develop business professionals’ leadership skills.
  3. Connect Waukesha County employers with organizations that reskill and support residents from the inner city of Milwaukee, such as The Joseph Project,  Mindful Staffing Solutions and more.
  4. Support innovative employee retention programs, such as Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington (WOW) Workforce Development’s Employer Resource Network  pilot.
  5. Educate employers on benefits and opportunities for employing individuals with disabilities/special needs.
  6. Connect businesses to WOW for incumbent worker training and on-the-job training assistance and support WOW job fairs in the fall and spring.

Alliance Continues to Strengthen Statewide Talent Partnerships

The Alliance continues to collaborate with counties across the state to strengthen talent partnerships. Most recently, Vice President of Talent Development Robyn Ludtke represented the Milwaukee 7 region at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s Career Readiness event. In addition, Robyn presented at the Wisconsin Economic Development Association’s (WEDA) annual Workforce and Economic Development Conference […]

Ramping Up Business Education Partnerships

Now that students are almost two months into the 2021-2022 school year, the Alliance is excited to provide an update on our business education programming which has ramped up for the school year. Below represents just a portion of the programs we’ve hosted over the last several weeks. Careers Uncovered: VJS Construction Services opened its […]

Fall Leadership Waukesha County Cohort Kicks Off

Another session of Leadership Waukesha County is officially underway! The fall cohort will spend the next 10 weeks gaining tools, processes and inspiration to enhance their leadership skills to be effective leaders in the community and their careers. Thank you to Ruekert & Mielke for hosting the cohort’s orientation day and to CentroMotion for providing […]

Alliance hosts workforce roundtable

The Alliance hosted more than 25 CEOs for a roundtable discussion with state leaders yesterday on the critical topic of workforce and hiring. Waukesha County business leaders were joined by Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Secretary Missy Hughes, Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) Secretary Joel Brennan and Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Amy […]

2021 Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County

The Waukesha County Business Alliance has announced the five winners of its Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County awards program. These awards celebrate young professionals who live or work in Waukesha County and who have shown personal initiative, determination and commitment to their careers and their community. Tomorrow’s leaders are taking steps today to build a […]

Alliance Joins 50 Chambers in Calling For End of $300 Federal Unemployment Benefit

The Alliance joined 50 chambers of commerce from across the state – including Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the state chamber – in sending a letter to Gov. Tony Evers and lawmakers urging them to end federal pandemic related unemployment benefit programs that are contributing to Wisconsin’s workforce shortage, and instead use American Rescue Plan funds […]