Life and Poverty Simulation
Dec
5
11:00 AM11:00

Life and Poverty Simulation

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Life and Poverty Simulation: A Perspective for Business on the Challenges Facing the Workforce

The simulation serves as a reminder that financial hardships do not necessarily occur as a result of bad financial decision making and will better define the types of decisions this population is faced with on a regular basis. After the event, you can expect to have more knowledge around the financial stress of this population, improve the culture within your organization and/or community, and indirectly increase your return on investment in your employee experience. REGISTER

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Opioids and Your Workforce (Hayward)
May
21
8:00 AM08:00

Opioids and Your Workforce (Hayward)

The Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board will convene panel discussions in Siren on May 20th, 2019 from 8:00 AM to Noon.

·         Preventing opioid use / misuse in the workplace

·         Identifying treatment and recovery resources

·         Referral processes for employees to resources

·         Best practice as pertains to drug testing [pre-employment and during employment]

·         Developing clear and compassionate drug policies in the workplace

·         Overdose recognition and prevention

·         Language / culture awareness to de-stigmatize substance use disorder.

At both events, business leaders will hear from local experts, which can include employment attorneys, human resources (HR) professionals, employee assistance program consultants, medical professionals and government officials who discussed strategies related to opioid safety and prevention.  The National Safety Council would like to use this as an opportunity to debut some new materials – and to get some explicit feedback from attendees on the content of the presentations. A comprehensive post-workshop survey to be implemented to gather feedback on the session and curriculum.  Presenters from the National Safety Council in Wisconsin and Minnesota will attend to work through the curriculum with attendees.

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Opioids and Your Workforce (Siren)
May
20
8:00 AM08:00

Opioids and Your Workforce (Siren)

The Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board will convene panel discussions in Burnett (Siren on May 20) and Sawyer County (Hayward on May 21) on the following topics: 

·         Preventing opioid use / misuse in the workplace

·         Identifying treatment and recovery resources

·         Referral processes for employees to resources

·         Best practice as pertains to drug testing [pre-employment and during employment]

·         Developing clear and compassionate drug policies in the workplace

·         Overdose recognition and prevention

·         Language / culture awareness to de-stigmatize substance use disorder.

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Fall 2018 Construction Foundations Class
Oct
3
2:00 PM14:00

Fall 2018 Construction Foundations Class

The course will run 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Monday-Thursday) with classes shortened during the weeks of the Christmas and New Year holidays. All training will take place at the Ashland Area Enterprise Center. Participants who complete the training will earn a Technical Certificate. Training is free to interested job seekers and available at a low cost to employers who wish to send their employees. *All participants must meet certain eligibility requirements. Call Mary Lois Bolka at 715-682-9141 Ext 118 or email her at mbolka@nwwib.com for more information or to register.

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