Since the economic recession in 2008, we’ve been working hard to improve our training and job services, to help both job seekers and employers. We opened our first two Workforce Connection Centers in the Milwaukee area in 2008, and have expanded to eight centers (three in Milwaukee and five in Chicago). We are opening our ninth center in Greendale, WI in June 2015.
The Workforce Connection Centers bridge the gap between the job seeker and local companies. We offer job search assistance free of charge, as well as access to:
- Computer and internet
- Resume/cover letter assistance
- Email and file storage
- Printer, fax, telephone
- Workshops (resume, interviewing, basic computer skills)
From these centers, we recruit for our more in depth paid training programs, like our Culinary Institute and Retail Institute. We also provide access to employers through individualized on-site recruitment events and our job boards. Employers held over 1,100 on-site recruiting events at our centers in 2014, translating into almost 4,000 jobs secured.
For employers, we provide access to a motivated workforce through our geographically distributed network of centers. In 2014, over 30,000 individuals came through our doors. We are able to support your Human Resource strategies, through our Workforce Connection Centers or other services like Goodwill TalentBridge and our broad Workforce Development training and placement services. We’ve helped employers large and small, across all industries.
If you are looking for work or know someone who is, I encourage you to stop by one of our Workforce Connection Centers. Likewise, if you are a business struggling to find talent, give me a call or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please continue to donate and shop.