February is #BlackHistoryMonth and gives us an opportunity to celebrate Black culture and history.
45 years ago, in the late 1970s, President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month, calling upon the country to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”
In celebration of BHM, we have put together a list for you to self-educate, celebrate and commit to an understanding of the significance of the future for racial justice. We’ve compiled a list of books, movies, clips and series in an array of genres you can start with below:
Our Business Services Team in Southeastern WI hosted a Drive Thru Job Fair held at our Gateway Technical College partner campus, on July 15, 2020. Forty-two (42) employers participated with 170 packets of job leads and resources distributed. We were a part of a statewide initiative to host drive thru job fairs in all areas of the state during the same day/time. Statewide numbers for the Drive through Job Fair: Total companies = 687; Total Packets distributed = 3,141; jobseekers directed to online Links (ran out of packets) = 687.
Tony Jacobs, Career Navigator at Workforce Partnership in Kansas City, KS, is presented a Certificate of Appreciation. Tony was celebrated for having 100% Accuracy for three consecutive months on company quality reviews.
From the comfort of our homes Dan McGrew, Certified Strength's Coach, hosted a training with the Southeastern WI team. Together we explored our results from Gallup's Strengthfinder training, met one on one with team mates and in small groups to expore ways to communicate more effectively and work in the zone of our strengths
At the All Staff Meeting on March 2, 2020 our Dynamic Culture Champions led an activity where the team brought the Dynamic Cornerstones to life. Bricks were designed for each office location as a traveling "You Rock!" trophy. Nomination forms describe how our co-workers addressed customer needs with valuable actions and positive results.
OUR 2020 PROJECT OF THE YEAR!
Congratulations to Billy Reddick and the entire Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas team for achieving the highly coveted DWFS Project of the Year! This award occurs nationally to the DWFS project based on a series of measurable goals, which include performance, climate survey results and employee turnover reduction. This is the first time this project has received this award. Congratulations to the entire team!
Dwfs leaders came together to process many opportunities in New Orleans for their Annual Leadership Meeting. New Members arrived on Monday, March 9 and veterans joined them that evening for what was considered the most successful leadership meeting to date! The three days were packed full of discussion and collaboration as the team focused on taking Dynamic to the next level in 2020 and beyond.
Two employees were recognized at the Southeastern Wisconsin All Staff Meeting on January 30, 2020 for exceptional performance. Jennifer Ditscheit and Alonzo Payne were presented with certificates of excellence for going above and beyond in supporting the team, company and the project.
Open Houses were held in each of our three locations the week of January 7, 2020. The goal of the events were to meet our staff, tour our centers and learn about our programs and services. Reconnections were made with community partners and new employers, career seekers and partners were able to talk with staff and get their needs met on the spot!
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