Watch WSCS programs ” City Desk” and “A Closer Look” with guests Betsy Alles, Executive Director of the Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce and Dane Checolinski, Director of the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corp as they talk about Some Place Better.
SomeplaceBetter.org to provide employment opportunities to those seeking a better job and a better quality of life
Major lakeshore employers announced a need for thousands of immediate direct, full-time hires with hundreds more in the next few months. The announcement was made at a press conference this morning, January 5, in Sheboygan.
To connect job seekers to these opportunities, Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) and Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) revealed a new workforce attraction website, SomeplaceBetter.org, which will connect workers from around the nation with jobs, housing, educational alternatives for their children, and introduce them to the beauty and strong sense of community the Sheboygan County area offers. The site is complemented by a newcomer’s welcome guide.
Executives from Sargento Foods Inc., Bemis Manufacturing Company, Kohler Company and Aurora Health Care met with members of the media to outline jobs available at their firms. Over 35% of available jobs require 4-year education; however, many companies offer entry level jobs covering all aspects of training investment and compensation levels for full-time employment that start at $35,000 per year. Sheboygan County, Wisconsin still offers the American Dream.
Betsy Alles, Executive Director for the Sheboygan County Chamber stated, “Sheboygan County has more job opportunities than available workforce – a bonus for anyone looking for employment. Sheboygan County offers a better life balance with short commutes, globally-focused companies, world class recreation, innovative, award-winning schools and friendly, safe communities. We are truly Someplace Better.”
“If you’re underemployed or stuck in a cycle of temporary work, Sheboygan County firms have full-time careers that offer opportunity for advancement. Only 5% of Sheboygan County job postings are for temporary or seasonal workers.” noted SCEDC Director Dane Checolinski.