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Addressing Teacher Shortages

COVID-19 may exacerbate concern addressed at UW-Stout summit; Gen-Z may provide the answer

At the virtual summit on June 23-24, David DeGuire – director of teacher education, professional development, and licensing at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction – noted that 40% of teachers leave the profession in their first five years. Because of COVID-19, DeGuire estimates one in five are not planning to return in the fall.

Jobs by the Numbers 2020 for Eau Claire Metro Area

For nearly a decade, these numbers told a pretty positive story about the Chippewa Valley, Wisconsin, and the nation as a whole, with the economy expanding and unemployment steadily dropping.

9 Top Tips for Job Hunters

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

Volume One reached out to these Chippewa Valley experts and organizations to help compile this job hunters’ guide. Keep in mind these nine tips while seeking the job that’s right for you.

Uncharted Territory

coronavirus drives Chippewa Valley unemployment to historic highs, but there are bright spots

Things have changed dramatically in just a few months. The coronavirus-driven shutdown caused the unemployment rate to spike to 12.3% in the Eau Claire metro area (Eau Claire and Chippewa counties) in April.

Side-Gig Jobs Get Hit

local rideshare and delivery drivers see less demand for rides, more demand for delivery as a result of pandemic

Asp is one of many drivers for Uber, Lyft, Door Dash, Bite Squad, and other rideshare and delivery services in the Eau Claire area that has been hit hard by the pandemic. Between fewer people needing rides and ...

Homegrown Software Firm Jamf Files for Stock IPO

soon you may be able to buy shares in this Eau Claire-born company

Eau Claire-born, Minneapolis-based software firm Jamf has asked federal regulators for permission to sell stock to ...

Exquisite Design: A Sparkling New Family-Owned Boutique

sisters, mother collaborate to fill fashion gap for Chippewa Valley women

Trishell Lovelace noticed Eau Claire offered quite a bit when she moved to the area eight years ago, but she also noticed a lot was missing. Specifically, she noticed a shortage of women’s ...

New Eau Claire Shop Aims for ‘Vintage Wonderland’ Vibe

Seven Suns Vintage offers clothes from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s

Jonah Lemke and Savannah Smith live in a different era. Or at least that’s the vibe they hope to give off with their new vintage clothing store, Seven Suns Vintage, which opens in downtown Eau Claire on Saturday ...

Home Sweet Venture Home

new hub for startups opens in downtown Eau Claire

A newly opened hub for fledgling businesses is hoping to tap into – and amplify – Eau Claire’s entrepreneurial spirit. VentureHome-Eau Claire – a pilot program formed by a partnership ...