Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart

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As Job Market Fluctuates, City of Eau Claire Wants to Connect Job-Seekers with Employers

V1 Staff

While temporary layoffs and closures as a result of the coronavirus pandemic are widespread, some Chippewa Valley businesses are actually staffing up to meet a spike in demand. As a result, the Economic Development Division of the City of Eau Claire is trying to rapidly connect job seekers and potential employers in this rapidly changing environment.

Aaron White, the city’s economic development manager, said Thursday that his office has put together two online tools after “receiving inquiries from employers needing to add staff rapidly primarily due to increased needs related to coronavirus.” Here they are:

If you’re a job-seeker, follow this link to see open positions: bit.ly/ec-employment

And if you’re an employer with positions that need filling, go here: bit.ly/post-ec-jobs

Ideally, the links will provide a simple but fast way for job-seekers and employers to connect.

For a full dashboard of federal, state, and local COVID-19 related resources for businesses and individuals, the Economic Development Division has created a financial assistance website. (Follow the link and select “Coronavirus Aid & Information.”)

And if you’re a recently unemployed person in Wisconsin, you can file a claim for unemployment benefits online with the state Department of Workforce Development.

Lasker Jewelers
Lasker Jewelers

Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.