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Changes in Workforce & Attracting Millennials

At a Professional Developers of Iowa conference I recently attended with Teresa Nicholson of Winn-Worth Betco., workforce issues were in the spotlight. Preparing for a new wave of generational changes will be essential in the near future as it is no secret that businesses, especially manufacutring and industry, are having trouble attracting and retaining young workers who are qualified for the current and future jobs that need filling. During the conference, orgnanizations were encouraged to pursue an emergent mentality, striving to continually evolve to meet the changing views and expectations of today's workers. According to the Emerging Workforce Study by Spherion, many companies are alr

Fair Labor Standards & the New Final Rule

Some major topics discussed at the 2016 Iowa Chamber of Commerce Executives Fall Conference was the Fair Labor Standards and the new Final Rule changes. The following is a recap of information I have gathered, but as always - for official information - look to the federal register. On May 18, 2016, President Obama and Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule updating the overtime regulations, which will automatically extend overtime pay protections to over 4 million workers within the first year of implementation. President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the Department of Labor to update the regulations defining which white collar w

Manufacturing Month 2016

October is National Manufacturing Month, so we teamed up with the Lake Mills Community Schools and Winn-Worth Betco to host a weekly presentation where we had local manufacturers come in and speak about what is happening being the closed doors of their facilities. Our goal was to educate kids on what careers are available right here in Lake Mills, Iowa. Friday, October 7 - National Manufacturing Day, Women in Manufacturing Our first presentation was by Larson Manufacturing, who gave a brief history on their company before introducing three women who worked within Larson Manufacturing. Each woman had a different level of education and worked in a variety of areas within the company, ranging

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