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Workforce Waves

Jun 18, 2019

Having a criminal record can create barriers to employment and career development. Emily Baxter, Executive Director of We Are All Criminals, joins the program to discuss the work that her organization is doing to challenge society's perceptions of what it means to be a "criminal" through shared stories of those...

Jun 18, 2019

Before formerly incarcerated people can find jobs, address health problems, or learn new skills, they first need a safe and stable place to live. Yet the odds are stacked against people leaving prison, despite their best intentions and ambitions. Discover the work that Impact Justice is doing through their "Homecoming...

May 31, 2019

In this episode, you'll learn about the Superior Talent project, which is a talent recruitment event that brings together local employers in the region, as well as students across the midwest who are looking to start their career. The event gives students an opportunity to be introduced to the companies and to...

May 24, 2019

Rachael Cooper, Senior Program Manager for the National Safety Council, joins the program to discuss the problem of opioid addiction and its impact on the workplace. She shares trends in opioid usage, prevention strategies, and what employers need to know about addiction treatment. 

Apr 26, 2019

Northwest Wisconsin, like many areas of the United States, is projected to experience a significant "graying" of their population. Discover the importance of investing in older workers and the mindset shift that the nonprofit sector needs to make when it comes to elders.