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As unemployment lowers, hiring woes grow

As unemployment lowers, hiring woes grow

This is becoming a familiar refrain — according to the September Jobs Report released Oct. 5 by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point to 3.7 percent — the lowest level since December 1969.

October 2018

TASC expanding in Madison, adding 80 jobs

Total Administrative Service Corporation (TASC), a third-party benefits administrator, is expanding its operations in Madison — a project expected to create 80 jobs over the next three years, according to a news release.

October 2018

Amcor Flexibles plans expansion, jobs

Amcor Flexibles Madison announced a $25 million expansion that will increase the size of its plant at 4101 Lien Road by 50 percent.

October 2018

Special session called to save Kimberly Clark

The state legislature will consider a $100 million tax incentive package to keep a Kimberly Clark Fox Crossing factory open, saving about 500 jobs and hundreds of suppliers. A Neenah plant, however, could still close.

October 2018
Avoiding hiring hiccups

Avoiding hiring hiccups

If you’re looking for a new job, now is the right time. The current labor market is as bullish for job-seekers as it’s been in quite some time, and while that’s good news for workers seeking new opportunities, it’s bad news for employers who aren’t keeping up with the Joneses and offering more than just competitive wages and benefits.

October 2018

Good news on jobs front

The latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which revises July 2018 preliminary estimates and looks at preliminary estimates for August, show Wisconsin’s private sector gaining a statistically significant 36,300 jobs between August 2017 and August 2018.

September 2018
Lunchtime liberation?

Lunchtime liberation?

Lunch used to be a welcome reprieve during the long workday; now, many workers aren’t even leaving their desks for lunch.

September 2018
So, you’ve just been demoted — what next?

So, you’ve just been demoted — what next?

Getting demoted can be a tough pill to swallow. However, for all the consternation it can cause, demotion can actually have a positive outcome in spite of the initial sting.

September 2018

TASC launches venture capital arm

Madison-based Total Administrative Services Corp. has formed a venture capital arm called TASC Ventures, according to a report in Xconomy.

September 2018

Public comments welcome on state's Unemployment Insurance program

The Department of Workforce Development is encouraging the public to submit comments about Wisconsin’s Unemployment Insurance program during an open comment period.

September 2018
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