Scott Walker, Governor
Reginald J. Newson, Secretary
Department of Workforce Development
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Madison, WI 53707-7946
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
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DWD Assistant Deputy Secretary Anderson Meets with Young Professionals at Schofield Employer
SCHOFIELD – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Assistant Deputy Secretary Dave Anderson met with young professionals at Greenheck Fan Corporation to highlight the many career opportunities that are available in North Central Wisconsin and throughout the state.
"The attraction and retention of young professionals must be a priority as we face a worker shortage in the years to come," Assistant Deputy Secretary Anderson said. "We have opportunities in Wisconsin for Millennials to launch successful careers with forward-thinking, innovative employers like Greenheck. We not only need to convey this message to young professionals, but we also need to hear directly from them on what will draw and keep them here."
In April, during Wisconsin's Young Professionals Week, Greenheck was one of 10 employers awarded a 2015 Bubbler Award. The award highlights employers that have qualities that Millennials are looking for in today's workplace including competitive salary and benefits, opportunity for advancement and employee and community engagement.
Dan Tolles, a young professional and a Greenheck employee, stated, "Greenheck is a great employer for young professionals with a culture that emphasizes the value of every employee and encourages growth and advancement. Young professionals in the company are given challenging, meaningful work with high levels of responsibility early in their careers and the company trusts them that work will be accomplished and the employees will do the right things for the business."
During his visit, Assistant Deputy Secretary Anderson also met with Greenheck executives who discussed their talent recruitment strategies. He also spoke about the positive indicators of Wisconsin's economy that young professionals should note, such as:
- More people are working and fewer people are unemployed than a year ago.
- Monthly estimates show we've regained all of the private sector jobs that were lost during the Great Recession and more.
- Wisconsin will have almost a million jobs to fill over the next decade.
For more information about Young Professionals Week and the 2015 Bubbler Award, visit: http://www.ypweek.com/bubbler-awards/