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The Employment Imperative: Tackling Workforce Challenges

Tue 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Managing a Business

If you’ve noticed challenges with hiring employees in the last few years, you are not alone. Businesses across the state of Wisconsin have struggled with recruitment and hiring in a wide range of industries, and a variety of environmental, historical, and economic factors have lead us to these challenges. 

In this session, we’ll translate regional data into your day-to-day by understanding how long-term trends are impacting the current labor market and how one local business is responding.

As part of the University of Wisconsin-Extension Center for Community and Economic Development, Matt Kures specializes in researching regional economic analysis, labor force, socioeconomic impact analysis, and industry sector competitiveness. For this presentation, Matt will focus on precipitating factors and impacts, such as: labor-force participation, employment by industry, population demographics and migration, automation/computerization, and more.

From there, Todd Spencer, V.P. of Human Resources at TriEnda Corporation will share his corporate perspective, including challenges he has seen as an employer, how employee recruitment has shifted since the start of the pandemic, addressing employee motivation and company culture, and more.

Speaker(s): Steve Sobiek, Director, Business Development & Planning for the City of Portage; Matt Kures, Community Development Institute at the UW-Madison, Division of Extension; Todd Spencer, V.P. of Human Resources at TriEnda Corporation

Co-Sponsor(s): City of Portage Business Development and Planning Department Columbia County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) & Tourism Marquette County Economic Development/Tourism Madison College Madison Region Economic Development (MadREP) Sauk County Development Corporation (SCDC) UW Extension Columbia County UW Extension Sauk County Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Madison

Fee: No Cost