Wisconsin DWD Compiling Strategies to Address Employee Shortage

As Wisconsin’s Workforce Development Month comes to a close, the DWD secretary was in Eau Claire to tout keeping local talent, local.

All month, Secretary Caleb Frostman has been traveling the state, talking with private employers and learning their strategies for recruiting workers.

He said with a shortage of workers in the state, DWD officials are trying to compile some of the best strategies employed by Wisconsin companies.

“I think the folks we’ve seen successful have been creative, have thought outside the box. They’ve been inclusive. There’s some folks that haven’t been in the workforce before but they’ve been very aggressive, so they’re unsolicitedly sending messages on LinkedIn,” Frostman said.

Frostman said he plans to have a roundtable discussion with other leaders to share the information gathered from different businesses.