Posted inKenosha Lens, Local news, Wisconsin Jobs

E.C. Styberg Engineering Aims To Hire, Train Underserved Populations

RACINE – E.C. Styberg Engineering Co. has been awarded a state Workforce Equity Grant for training workers, primarily from underserved populations, in advanced manufacturing. Further, the $306,190 grant will allow the company to recruit, train, and provide on-the-job coaching to roughly 25 people. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development funding will help the workers earn […]

Posted inEmployment, Resources

No-Cost Worker Trainings Offered By RCWS For Racine County Residents

Upcoming no-cost worker trainings will help position Racine County residents for family-sustaining employment. The trainings are being offered in a variety of fields, including manufacturing operation and industrial maintenance. Racine County Workforce Solutions (1717 Taylor Ave., Racine) will host two events for people to sign up for the trainings and receive more information. The events […]

Posted inGovernment, Resources, Schools

Gateway-Racine County ceremony honors new HSED program graduates

A ceremony will be held Thursday, honoring 16 community members who graduated with their high school credential and are on a path toward jobs or additional education. The ceremony is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. in the Racine Building at Gateway Technical College, 1001 S. Main St. The event honors graduates of the 5.09 High School […]

Posted inBreaking

OPINION: Creativity Needs To Drive Our Labor Market

When talking to sources about Foxconn Technology Group’s manufacturing campus, the conversation invariably turns to the skills gap and yet the words creativity and curiosity are largely void from those conversations. The contract electronics manufacturer intends to build LCD screens in southeast Wisconsin in a 20 million square-foot manufacturing campus. The company has promised to […]

Posted inBreaking, Business

Former Promotions Unlimited Employees See Pay Taken After Business Closure

After Promotions Unlimited abruptly closed its doors on Friday, the president of the company Lorraine Greenberg notified its employees via a letter sent Wednesday that the closure is permanent and its paycheck vendor is reversing the employees’ direct deposits. Mount Pleasant-based Roosevelt Capital LLC owns Promotions Unlimited, which supplies retail stores with dollar store items and […]

Posted inCommunity, Wisconsin Jobs

Job Skills And Java: Racine County’s New Training Ground

Can a cup of coffee help change someone’s life? For Michael Cunningham, 31, the answer is a resounding, “yes.” As one of the first employees of Racine County’s new job training program, the Training Grounds Coffee Shop, Cunningham is building work skills and experience. “It helps individuals like me make something better of themselves,” said […]

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