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MIDWEST - Northwest Wisconsin Business Breakfast

Posted: 03:37:11, Thursday, Aug 9, 2007   Expiration: 03:37:11, Friday, Aug 24, 2007  

Employers know that hiring qualified, loyal employees is the cornerstone to sustained success and bottom-line results. Join others to explore how employers can meet their workforce shortages by tapping into non-traditional sources of labor - workers who are self motivated, have solid critical thinking skills and solve problems every day.

Northwest Wisconsin Business Breakfast
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 8 - 9:30 AM
LOCATION:
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Conference Center
1900 College Drive, Rice Lake, WI 54868

Register to attend (no fee)

or you can cut and paste the following url into your browser to register:
https://websurvey.wisc.edu/survey/TakeSurvey.asp?AI=1&SurveyID=5416o4417ml0J85

Attention all Business Leaders, human resource personnel and managers:

We invite you to take part in a breakfast forum on Wednesday, August 22 at 8:00 am in the WITC Conference Center to discuss the barriers and benefits of an inclusive hiring approach that will serve to increase dialog between area businesses. In an effort for disability advocates to understand the business community needs and concerns in this regard, members from various disability advocacy organizations will also be present to listen and/or answer questions about their programs.

A growing consensus is forming that many area businesses are missing valuable opportunities to hire skilled employees. Workers with disabilities remain a largely untapped pool of qualified, steady labor across the nation and local area.

Other guests include:

Area business leaders
Wisconsin Idea Fellowship disability and business liaison Matt Pesko
Midwest Alliance in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics director Alice Anderson
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College and University of Wisconsin-Barron County representatives
Rice Lake Workforce business liaison Jean Frenzel
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation representatives
Ventures Unlimited representatives
and others

This event is funded by:
Wisconsin Idea Undergraduate Fellowship
Submitted by Matt Pesko
Supported by: Dr. Kimber Malmgren
Ventures Unlimited, Inc.

-- Alice Anderson

Created: 03:42:06, Thursday, Aug 9, 2007 (by Brian R.)
Updated: 08:20:06, Friday, Aug 24, 2007 (by Brian R.)