Employment & HR

Online job fairs slated for Wednesday

While Wisconsin job centers remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several organizations are hosting online job fairs tomorrow to help job seekers.

Partnership provides hands-on training

SSM Health, the Urban League of Greater Madison, Operation Fresh Start, and J.H. Findorff & Son have teamed up to give trainees real-world construction experience in south Madison.

GE Healthcare lays off 140 in Madison

A decline in the demand for ventilators and anesthesia machines is the reason behind today’s announcement by GE Healthcare that it has laid off about 140 employees at its Madison facility.

Grocer argues for inclusion in next vaccine phase

In a Facebook post pushing for public comment, local grocer Tim Metcalfe outlined his letter to the Wisconsin State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee/Vaccine Distribution Subcommittee urging them to reconsider their decision to not include those in the grocery industry in phase 1b of COVID-19 vaccinations.

$30,000 relief fund launched to help artists

The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra (WCO) has started the Musician Relief Fund to raise $30,000 for artists who have faced financial uncertainty due to canceled performances during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Madison executives start local hiring movement

After the most economically disruptive year in recent memory, a national staffing firm with a local franchise is trying to launch a hiring movement with a national — and virtual — job fair that will include Madison on Wednesday, Jan. 27.

4th COVID wave could be marked by absenteeism

The U.S. is in the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. With vaccines slowly reaching Americans, this wave could be the last. However, a fourth wave waits in the wings — a mental and behavioral health crisis.

County board bans discrimination based on hairstyles

In a unanimous vote, the Dane County Board has expanded its anti-discrimination ordinance to include prohibiting discrimination based on hairstyles in county workplaces and organizations using county services.

What businesses can learn from Trump’s social media ban

In what is largely an unprecedented move, social media platforms almost universally banned President Donald Trump from their services over the last several days, following an act of domestic terrorism on the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6 by pro-Trump rioters who were stoked by the president’s rhetoric.

Fastest growing remote jobs for 2021

It’s little surprise that millions of Americans are still working remotely nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic. For as many professionals who crave daily in-person interaction with their colleagues, there are plenty of others for whom remote work just works.

Can employers mandate COVID-19 vaccines?

In what may be a classic clash of rights and responsibilities, should employers — especially retailers and restaurants that are struggling to survive amid public orders to be as antiseptic as possible — be allowed to require their employees get a COVID-19 vaccine?

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