Drawing potential employees to the La Crosse area
is the focus of a group discussion this morning.
The 'Workforce Innovation for a Strong Economy'.
or WISE plan.
was announced today with a fundraising goal of 200-
headed by the '7 Rivers Alliance'.
will focus on creating a ten year workforce recruitment
and retention plan for our area.
The hope is this plan will make it easier for local
employers to fill vacant positions with knowledgable
employees over the next ten years.
We talk a lot about a low unemployment rate, which
is good, but if a business wants to expand and add
more jobs, the pool there is very slim because there's
not as many people filling those jobs.
The group's first step to creating the WISE plan is
to hire consultatns to look at every aspect of our
area's workforce structure.
such as training and education.
From there the 7 Rivers Alliance will determine which
areas need improvements.