Presentation on theme: "Wisconsin is Open for Business Wisconsin Workforce Strategy: Advancing Synergies with the Wisconsin Society for Human Resource Management Manny Perez Secretary."— Presentation transcript:
Wisconsin is Open for Business Wisconsin Workforce Strategy: Advancing Synergies with the Wisconsin Society for Human Resource Management Manny Perez Secretary Department of Workforce Development April 12, 2011
Wisconsin is Open for Business DWD Mission Advancing Wisconsins economy through a leading workforce development system that attracts, creates, and retains jobs, and empowers individuals to become self- sufficient. DWD Vision To be the leading workforce development agency of its kind in the nation.
Wisconsin is Open for Business Among many other differences: Gov. Walker advancing business-friendly climate (tax incentives/reg. framework) Anticipate and meet private sector labor needs High work ethic: Labor force participation higher than U.S. average Workers Compensation program increases profitability of companies WI 5 th lowest average cost per-case in nation Strong workplace safety culture WI lowest WC premiums in the Midwest Nationally recognized return to work program WI average modification rate below 1.0, meaning discounted premiums, on average, for experience rated employers Equal Rights: Impartial interpretation of Equal Rights laws Mfg Skill Standards Certification: WI has 2 nd highest number of credentials earned Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment & Training, Veterans Programs: Collectively offering productive, loyal workers to employers DWD Supports Marketing Differentiators That Set Wisconsin Above Other States
Wisconsin is Open for Business What Sets Us Above Other States? Wisconsins work ethic outpaces U.S.
Wisconsin is Open for Business What Sets Us Above Other States? Workers Compensation: Average per-case cost WI ranks 5th best (lowest) in U.S.; IL 4th worst (highest) Low cost = higher profitability for WI employers
Wisconsin is Open for Business What Sets Us Above Other States? WI ranks best (lowest) in 5-state Midwest region Lower premiums = higher profitability for employers WC premiums paid by employers per $100 of wages paid:
Wisconsin is Open for Business Manufacturing Skill Standards Certificate Core Elements National standards: Industry led, federally recognized Rigorous training, assessment in 4 critical areas Credentials for each, certificate for graduates of all four What Sets Us Above Other States? Value Provides job-ready workers, trained, tested, certified Reduces recruiting costs Helps attract, retain skilled workers Increases return on investment
Wisconsin is Open for Business MSSC, competitive advantage WI No. 2 in credentials earned in 4 modules Safety1,221 Quality Practices643 Manufacturing Processing522 Maintenance Awareness380 CREDENTIALS TOTAL2,766 What Sets Us Above Other States? MSSC Certified Production Technician Certificates: 176
Wisconsin is Open for Business Wisconsin February Jobs Data Private sector adding jobs; manufacturing up over 8,000 in 2011 Labor demand increasing Over 28,000 Job Postings on JCW Motivate people to work March signals start of hiring season 2.81M 2.74M 2.68M 2.66M
Wisconsin is Open for Business Working Together to Anticipate and Meet Private Sector Labor Needs
Wisconsin is Open for Business Help us advance Wisconsins economy by Supporting early conflict resolution in your company to prevent initiation of ERD complaints Supporting continuous improvement of safety programs / workplace safety as a mindset Supporting early and alternative conflict mediation of workers compensation cases Taking advantage of DWD Employment and Training, Vocational Rehabilitation, Veterans Services program incentives Motivating people to work Reporting UI abuse
Wisconsin is Open for Business Questions & Answers How can we work better with you to meet workforce needs?