September is Workforce Development Month in Wisconsin and the Northwest Wisconsin Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (CEP, Inc.) and the Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board (NWWIB) are hosting open houses across the region to showcase Wisconsin’s employment and training system and how staff can assist employers, employees, and jobseekers with their workforce needs.
Open Houses will be held on Tuesday, September 30th, at CEP, Inc. Offices in Ashland, Park Falls, Spooner, and Superior. CEP, Inc. and NWWIB staff will be available to discuss jobseeker and employer services. Refreshments will be provided at these events from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
In addition to the open house at the Ashland CEP, Inc. Office, the Career Closet will be having its grand opening on September 30th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Recently, CEP, Inc. received funding from the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation to launch the Career Closet! The Career Closet will assist disadvantaged, prospective jobseekers to obtain clean, appropriate clothing for jobseeking, interviews, and new employment. The closet will be located near the Ashland CEP, Inc. Office within the Ashland Area Enterprise Center.
There will also be a HR Forum on Thursday, September 18th, beginning at 8:00 AM, at the Northern State Bank Board Room in Ashland. This event is sponsored by the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce. Cory Kempf, Human Resource Manager/EEO Officer for CEP, Inc., will be presenting on the hiring and interviewing process. The presentation will provide employers an opportunity for candid discussion on what you can and can’t ask during an interview and while checking references as well as tips for what to look for to hire the “perfect” candidate. Please register for this free forum by contacting the Ashland Chamber either by phone at 715-682-2500 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information and a full list of Workforce Development Month events, please visit NWWIB’s website or contact Melissa Burris, Public Information Coordinator, at 715-682-9141, ext. 122 or email@example.com.