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Tony Evers, Governor
Caleb Frostman, Secretary

Department of Workforce Development
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DWD Secretary-Designee Frostman Visits Acuity in Sheboygan, Celebrates Workforce Development Month

SHEBOYGAN – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary-designee Caleb Frostman today visited Acuity Insurance in Sheboygan to discuss talent attraction and retention as part of Workforce Development Month in Wisconsin. Frostman has visits planned across the state as part of the month-long celebration where he will visit employers, like Acuity, that have gone the extra mile in their effort to develop a top-class workforce while also implementing programs to retain their talented workers as their careers progress.

"Governor Tony Evers recently proclaimed September as Workforce Development Month in Wisconsin to celebrate Wisconsin workers, and the employers that provide good-paying, family supporting careers," Frostman said. "Acuity is one of those employers, with a family-like work atmosphere, strong opportunities for career growth, and other employer provided benefits that promote a high quality of life for employees who deliver high-quality work."

"Acuity understands how important it is to attract, develop, and retain quality talent in order to fulfill our promise of protection to our customers and provide outstanding service to them,” said Acuity President and CEO Ben Salzmann. “Being a great workplace benefits everyone who depends on Acuity—our employees and their families, independent agents, and the many individuals, families, businesses, and workers who count on us to be there when disaster strikes."

Acuity focuses on creating a workplace culture that supports growth and advancement of employees and incorporates fun into the workplace. Unlimited tuition reimbursement, in-house professional training, and a “lattice” approach to careers that allows both lateral and upward movement promote professional development among Acuity’s workforce. True flex scheduling, work-from-home options, unlimited sick leave, and a variety of on-site amenities, including a 30,000 square-foot fitness facility, help promote a positive work/life balance for employees. Acuity also strongly believes in corporate philanthropy, contributing nearly $3 million in 2019 alone to community organizations, and includes their employees in the decision making process on how to distribute a year-end donation of $500,000 amongst several charities.

"In Wisconsin and across the nation, the competition for talent is relentless – Acuity recognizes that employees are their greatest asset, and their investment in their employees and their workplace reflects that," Frostman said.

Read Governor Evers Workforce Development Month Proclamation.