Bon-Ton Workers Receiving Support and Services Through Employ Milwaukee’s Dislocated Worker Program
Employ Milwaukee has connected with approximately 536 individuals from Bon-Ton, Inc and Boston Store. Workers are attending Information Sessions and using the Transition Centers to access services. Many participated in a job fair at the Corporate Office with employers seeking workers with specific skillsets. Rapid Response services as of June 2018 include:
6 - Transition Center Sessions with Mobile Lab Services
5 - Program Information Presentations
1 - Targeted Job Fair at Bon-Ton, Inc. Corporate
The week of May 7, 2018, Employ Milwaukee staff in coordination with the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Job Service and Unemployment Insurance Division, held two Rapid Response Information Sessions attended by 376 Bon-Ton employees. Additionally, an on-site Transition Center was opened at the company’s corporate headquarters for impacted workers. Employees received assistance with registration on Job Center of Wisconsin (jobcenterofwisconsin.com), unemployment insurance (UI) registration, UI claims filing, resume building, resume critique, and labor market information, among other services. The week culminated with a job fair on Friday, May 11 at the corporate headquarters with a dozen employers with current job openings.
Employ Milwaukee Hosted a Job Fair at Bon-Ton's Corporate Headquarters
Swiss Colony recruiters brought treats for 700.
“This event is great. There is a lot of talent here across departments. I’m incredibly impressed with each and every person,” said Liz Sleeman, Director of Professional Advancement, Realtor, Shorewest Realtors, at the job fair. “I met several quality candidates that would be good additions to our Shorewest team. It’s a great move. We are a local, family-owned business that truly cares about its employees.”