Barriers to Employment - How can HR Get Involved?
· Discuss the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article (Foxconn's promised jobs boom could miss neighboring city Racine) and what this information means for local workforce development and employers.
· Discuss how local alignment between stakeholders can address employment issues.
· Identify how local employers can actively engage to create alignment and share needs across sectors.
Please read the article linked above. It is very eye opening from an HR standpoint.
While this article is specifically about workers in Racine, Kenosha workers face many of the same issues. With the arrival of Foxconn and other new employers to the area, we should be thinking on more of a regional basis. This session isn't just for Racine employers.
Kenosha has a similar organization called Building Our Future. This organization is focusing more on children and schools at this point so they will not be presenting to SRKA at this time. They are working with our future generations of employees.
Jeff Neubauer is the Executive Director of Higher Expectations for Racine County and an active community leader in Racine, WI. He is the former President of Kranz, Inc., a family-owned business based in Racine that distributes cleaning and paper products. Prior to his work at Kranz, Jeff served four terms in the Wisconsin State Assembly representing the 62nd District in Racine County. Jeff is originally from Racine and graduated from J.I. Case High School as a Wisconsin Honor Scholar. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University and his MBA from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.
Higher Expectations for Racine County is a collective impact initiative that engages community partners, aligns efforts, and maximizes resources to promote equity and excellence in education and employment outcomes across Racine County. The vision of Higher Expectations is 'a fully capable and employed Racine County workforce.'
This session is pending approval for SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) and HRCI recertification credits.
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