Finding, developing and retaining skilled and conscientious employees is a top priority for business and industry. With 30 years of experience in workforce development, the Bay Area WDB uses its expansive knowledge and access to workforce networks to help employers find and maximize workforce talent to grow their businesses.
A team of Business Solutions Specialists, armed with the knowledge, experience, and ability to provide individualized services, works closely with local employers to provide assistance with:
- Skills Training
- Retaining Talent
- Connecting to Industry Partnerships & Initiatives
- Labor Market Information
- Layoff or Business Closure Support
Bay Area WDB, serving 11 counties in Northeastern Wisconsin, has formed a Regional Business Services Team to assist in meeting the employer’s current and future workforce needs.
Our Business Solutions and Career Services team uses the Job Center of Wisconsin, Wisconsin TechConnect, and America’s Job Bank to post jobs and review resumes. Staff can provide employers with current labor market information, labor laws, and information on available tax incentives. Job fairs are held throughout the year to assist with recruitment and hiring. In addition, staff can work with employers to create customized recruitment packages and job fairs specific to their organization and hiring needs. These recruitment packages include marketing and pre-screening of job applicants.
The Bay Area WDB offers several training programs and incentives to help local employers stay competitive in today’s economy. The Wisconsin Fast Forward training grant program, along with other incentive programs, can offer on-the-job training funds to help businesses offset the cost of training new hires lacking job-critical skills. Customized training programs can be arranged for an employer or a group of employers with shared training needs. Our Business Solutions Specialist and Work Experience Coordinator will assist employers with the development of specialized training programs to meet individual workforce needs, as well as provide services matching work-ready job seekers through our Adult and Dislocated Worker programs. Employers may benefit from our entry-level seasonal and temporary employment assistance through our Work Experience Program.
Retaining experienced and qualified employees can be a challenge. The Bay Area WDB provides access to retention seminars, strategies, trends affecting employment and additional resources and information. Additional services, such as coaching, employee development, and workforce assessment tools are available to help create a work environment that fosters employee motivation, growth and development key to employee retention.
Connecting to Industry Partnerships
The growth and expansion of area business is a direct contributor to the economic well-being of the region. The Bay Area WDB connects employers to expansion resources, strategic business alliances, and other regional networks specializing in business and economic development, and entrepreneurial initiatives.
The growth and expansion of area businesses is a direct contributor to the economic well-being of the region. The Bay Area WDB connects employers to expansion resources, strategic business alliances, and other regional networks specializing in business and economic development, and entrepreneurial initiatives.