Press Releases & Columns
Financing Sheboygan County business growth in 2015 will prove to be the easiest in nearly a decade, as lenders look to meet the needs of local business expansion now that the economy is rebounding.
Newest data reveals sharp decline in unemployment and reveals significant need for workforce development
Sheboygan County – Newly released data from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development reveal that Sheboygan County’s unemployment rate has declined by a sharp rate over the past three years. It also confirms that hiring is accelerating in Sheboygan County, bringing an influx of new paychecks which should provide a benefit for local retailers.
Sheboygan County – With over 1,200 jobs available at the present time and many local employers unable to find skilled and unskilled workforce, Sheboygan County Economic Development Partnership (SCEDC) has launched another phase of the plan to connect local employers with prospective new employees. “Our initial campaign was a success but the level of job creation is accelerating locally,” stated SCEDC’s Director Dane Checolinski. “Our plan is to reach recent high school graduates from about a 30 mile radius to make them aware of the jobs that are available locally.” The multi-phase plan was announced by Checolinski at the SCEDC Annual Meeting on November 19, and the second phase began hitting mailboxes in late December.
Gathering with friends and relatives is a mainstay at the holidays. Whether you’re roaming over the river, traveling through the woods, or hosting folks at your place, catching up on “what’s new” is common chatter among guests. Why not brag a bit about Sheboygan County and all it has to offer the corporations and citizens who call this home?
Workforce recruitment initiative launched recruiting Manitowoc, Calumet, Sheboygan County recent high school graduates
1,200 jobs available NOW
Sheboygan County – With over 1,200 jobs available at the present time and many local employers unable to find adequate workforce, Sheboygan County Economic Development Partnership (SCEDC) has launched a campaign to connect local employers with prospective new employees. “We have companies telling us at the present time about challenges expanding locally due to lack of workforce,” stated SCEDC’s Director Dane Checolinski. “Our plan is to reach recent high school graduates from about a 30 mile radius to make them aware of the jobs that are available locally.” The plan was announced by Checolinski at the SCEDC Annual Meeting on November 19.
Sheboygan County employment is the fastest growing on the Lakeshore, over triple Wisconsin’s average
Sheboygan County – According to the data announced by Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Sheboygan County’s employment levels are at the highest point in four years. County employer’s payrolls have added nearly 3,000 hires since 2011, continuing a consistent growth trend. As a result, many Sheboygan County companies are seeking workforce and are willing to train and provide significant starting wages and benefits.
Not working currently? With economic recovery and positive employment trends now at play in Sheboygan County, capable citizens who are not employed should take another look at the local job market. Recent facts show a consistent upward economic trend in our area.
Local companies need hundreds of workers, as I wrote in my March 2nd column. If you’re seeking employment, these three steps can help. Hiring practices differ from one firm to another, but this advice is based on trends in our local employment environment. I advocate this not because it’s simple or fair, but because it can help jobseekers succeed.
Sheboygan County along with its partner, the Glacial Lakes Conservancy (GLC), closed on the Amsterdam Dunes property today. The 333 acre purchase will establish a Wetland Mitigation Bank and Preservation Area. The property is located along Lake Michigan in the Town of Holland and is one of the few remaining undeveloped beach shorelines between Sheboygan and Chicago. The property contains a total of seven contiguous parcels and is comprised of rare sand dunes, forest and wetlands of various types, bluffs, farmland, streams and diverse plants and wildlife. There is 1,920 feet of frontage along Lake Michigan, and a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Raptor Research Station is directly contiguous to the property.
Demand for residential development continues to grow in our area, spurred by demographics and employment trends. This is especially true for new market-rate multifamily (apartment) units appealing to young professionals and empty-nest “Baby Boomers.”