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Archive of: Employment & HR Biz Report

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57 to lose jobs at American Girl

In an effort to control costs, Middleton-based American Girl announced it would cut 2.9% of its overall staff immediately, amounting to 57 jobs total, and 21 in Wisconsin.

January 2018

Sam’s Club to close in Madison

Sixty-three Sam’s Club stores will close around the country, including Madison’s on Watts Road.

January 2018

Madison jumps in Milken ranking

The 2017 Milken Institute index of the country’s best-performing cities shows Madison moving up 18 spots to number 58 (76 in 2016) among large cities.

January 2018

Women’s biotech group formed

BioForward has launched “Women In Biohealth,” a networking and professional development group designed to attract more professional women and students into scientific jobs.

January 2018

Associated Bank increases minimum wage

Green Bay-based Associated Bank announced that it will raise its minimum wage from $10 to $15 and distribute a one-time bonus for all hourly non-commissioned employees (55% of Associated’s staff) once federal tax reform legislation is signed into law.

December 2017

2018 IB Executive of the Year winners announced

In Business magazine has announced the 2018 Executive of the Year Award recipients.

December 2017

UW Health to cut budget, jobs

Faced with rising costs and declining revenues, UW Health announced it would be cutting $80 million from its budget over the next 18 months.

November 2017

Walker looks to attract young workers

Gov. Scott Walker has asked the state legislature to approve $6.8 million for a targeted campaign to battle a worker shortage and attract veterans, young professionals, and University of Wisconsin alumni to live and work in Wisconsin.

November 2017

WEDC touts entrepreneurial support

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) provided direct assistance to 314 startup and early-stage companies that supported 2,133 full-time jobs, 717 part-time jobs, and paid $111 million in wages in 2016.

November 2017

Stifel buys Ziegler Wealth Management

Stifel Financial Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement with B.C. Ziegler & Co. to acquire its business, according to a release. Terms were not disclosed.

November 2017
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