Eau Claire Earns Less but Has More

Tom Giffey

We’ve got a lot of things going for us in the Chippewa Valley: natural beauty, friendly people, plentiful beer. Unemployment is low, and so is the cost of living. And now, according to some number-crunchers ...

Wisconsin Lacks ‘Brain Gain’

state lags in attracting college educated workers from elsewhere

Steven Deller, Tessa Conroy, Matthew Kures

Wisconsin’s higher education system plays an essential role in the state’s overall economy: Educated workers are essential to a future with competitive wages, innovative industry, and entrepreneurial ...

Students Explore the World of STEM

CVTC camp offers fun way to learn science, engineering

Mark Gunderman

Evan Eslinger manipulated the remote control and tried to keep the car under control while going as fast as possible around a corner of the track. It made sense that he was chosen to be his team’s driver ...

Jobs by the Numbers (2018)

V1 Staff

It’s easy to get snow blindness from the blizzard of employment numbers you hear on the news. Unemployment statistics are updated monthly, sometimes get adjusted when new data comes in, and they constantly ...

The Shifting Job Landscape

UW-Stout speaker: Industry, education need to work together to meet labor needs

Pam Powers

With an increase in contract workers and robots, the work landscape is ever changing, according to James R. Stone III, director of the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education at the Southern Regional Education Board in Atlanta ...

10 Top Tips for Job Hunters

polish your résumé – and your attitude – to land your dream job

Barbara Arnold

Regardless of the unemployment rate, finding the right job can be a challenge. Volume One reached out to these Chippewa Valley experts and organizations to help compile this job hunters’ guide. Keep in mind these 10 tips while seeking the job that’s right for you ...

Launching a Health Care Career

your path can start with three letters: CNA

Jeanie Stanek, Dove Healthcare

Have you ever considered a career in healthcare? Maybe as a kid you dreamed of one day becoming a doctor, but you haven’t thought much about it since. Or, maybe you are still weighing your options for a career path and nursing is at the top of the list ...

Wisconsin Job Growth Lags Nation

state ranked 33rd in private sector job growth last year, but wages have risen over time

Shawn Johnson, WPR

Wisconsin’s private sector job growth ranked 33rd in the country in 2016, according to detailed numbers released in June by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state added private sector jobs at a rate of about 0.5 percent in 2016. By comparison, the national growth rate was 1.3 percent ...

Jobs by the Numbers

V1 Staff

It’s easy to get snow blindness from the blizzard of employment numbers you hear on the news. Unemployment statistics are updated monthly, sometimes get adjusted when new data comes in, and they constantly fluctuate. In the past few years, fortunately ...

Aligning Education and Future Careers

experts at UW-Stout conference say U.S. isn’t doing enough to give today’s students the skills they will need in tomorrow’s workforce

by Jerry Poling

More than 70 regional, state and national leaders in education and workforce development grappled with questions about how to prepare for careers of the future in a conference held June 19-20 at UW-Stout in Menomonie ...

5 Things Chippewa Valley Job-Seekers Should Know

So you’re looking for employment? Here are some facts, figures, and projections to keep in mind

Tom Giffey

If you’re looking for work, it helps to know what the most in-demand fields are. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development keeps tabs on the “hot jobs” for regions ...

Engaging Five Generations in the 21st Century Workplace

Mike Kreiling

Today’s workforce is the first in history to include workers from five different generations. While this adds welcome diversity, it also poses some significant challenges for keeping workers engaged and on board ...

Local Jobs by the Numbers

V1 Staff

It’s easy to get snow blindness from the blizzard of employment numbers you hear on the news. Unemployment statistics are updated monthly, sometimes get adjusted when new data comes in, and they constantly fluctuate ...

Federal Grant Boosts CVTC

EC-based tech college takes lead on $5 million investment in industrial mechanics program

Mark Gunderman

Chippewa Valley Technical College will be taking the lead in a $5 million federal Department of Labor TechHire Partnership Grant to be shared with other technical colleges to prepare young adults for well-paying, high-growth jobs ...

Tackling Workforce Challenges

agencies, economists, and educators weigh in on filling the growing holes in the Chippewa Valley’s workforce

Barbara Arnold

Savvy Secrets for Job Hunters

We talked to Chippewa Valley experts about what it takes to land the job you want.

V1 Staff

"Many job-seekers look at job postings and underestimate their ability to do a job. Perhaps it is because the position is in an industry they lack experience in or the position is not exactly in the area they were educated in. Those job-seekers should ..."

'I'm Glad You Fired Me'

losing an internship at age 20 has provided valuable life-long lessons

Christina Berchini

‘Today will be your last day.” These words randomly emerged from the recesses of my memory the other night. I was washing dishes and listening to a TED Talk. I was not feeling particularly nostalgic that evening, or thinking about anyone or anything in particular ...

Riding the Workforce Wave

retirement of Baby Boomers creates opportunities – and problems – for younger Chippewa Valley workers

Tom Giffey

True to its moniker, the Baby Boom generation is still making noise. This time, it’s in the local and national labor market. If you listen closely, the rumble you hear is the tectonic shift of this massive generation – which makes up about 30 percent of today’s workforce – entering retirement ...

Jump Start Your Heart, er, Business

Allison Puestow

An object in motion tends to stay in motion. That motion could be a ball rolling, a student working on a paper, or an entrepreneur looking to start a business. The only problem with this is getting that first major momentum ...

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