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Eye on Employment

Racine County is expected to see 22,000 jobs over the next few years and has one of the highest unemployment rates in the state. Reasons why our residents don’t qualify for these jobs vary.

Racine County Eye will be kicking off an investigative series about barriers to employment and the difficulty area business are having hiring workers. Have a story? Email us at [email protected] and put JOBS in the subject line.

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Racine Common Council OKs mobile citizen engagement app

The purchase and installation of a new citizen engagement mobile device application for the City of Racine was approved Tuesday evening by the city council. Based on a recommendation from the city’s management information systems...

Frontida Assisted Living to host onsite recruitment event

Frontida Assisted Living - Onsite recruitment - Wed., Sept.. 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Workforce Solutions, Racine. Hiring Caregivers & CNAs.

Halpin Staffing Services hosts onsite recruitment fair

Halpin Staffing Services - Onsite Recruitment - Tues., Aug. 28th, 9 to 11 am at Workforce Solutions, Racine. Too many positions to list - see flyer for positions available.
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Job fair a serious employment resource with a dash of family fun

Most job fairs don’t come with burgers and hot dogs and a DJ pumping up the crowd. Maybe they should. Friday’s job fair at Knapp Elementary School, presented by Racine County, was the first of...
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Sessions set to keep small contractors in the loop for Foxconn work

Keeping smaller contractors in the picture when it comes to winning work tied to the construction of Foxconn's advanced manufacturing campus is the goal of two upcoming information sessions The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development...
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2 Racine County job fairs look to be family-friendly events

There may be nothing more depressing for people who have been out of work for some time than to attend a cattle-call style job fair. Racine County looks to change that atmosphere with two...
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Foxconn drives two new programs at Gateway Technical College

The arrival of Foxconn Technology Group in Southeast Wisconsin has helped spur the creation of two new programs at Gateway Technology College. Those seeking to function in advanced manufacturing...
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Gateway hosts national summit on skills gap

Addressing the country’s skills gap needs and providing industry with trained, credentialed workers is a pressing need in today’s economy. To that end, Gateway Technical College is hosting two national events this week. The National...
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Racine County Eye investigates Racine’s employability problem

As Wisconn Valley takes root, businesses in the region will have a massive need for workers. But Racine has one of the highest unemployment rates in the state so it shouldn't be an issue, right? Wrong....
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Alex Hart-Upendo Named State Merit Winner In Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

Press Release: Silver Spring, Md. Discovery Education and 3M have announced that Alex Hart-Upendo, a fifth grade student from Gifford School (Racine Unified School District) has been named the state merit winner for Wisconsin in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the nation’s...
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Veteran Entrepreneurs Can Apply For Start up Program at Ward 4

The Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce is seeking veteran entrepreneurs and business owners looking to take their startup or business to the next level. Command Post at Ward 4 Milwaukee is an innovative program...
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Uplift 900 employment begins outreach effort

With Foxconn Technology Group building a 20 million square foot manufacturing campus, utilities building out infrastructure projects, and the need for permanent hires once the building is complete — the opportunities for work are aplenty. But with...
11-year-old entrepreneur to compete in Project Pitch It

Alex Hart-Upendo Wins Annual ‘Wisconsin YES!’ Youth Business Plan Contest

Press release MADISON, Wis. – Alex Hart-Upendo, a 5th grader at Gifford Elementary School in Racine who has made a splash in national news media, is the grand prize winner in Wisconsin YES!, a statewide...
Investigative journalism

Racine County Eye receives investigative journalism grant

Racine County Eye is among 18 recipients of a $1,500 investigative journalism grant from the Local Independent Online News Publishers (LION) and the Excellence and Ethics in Journalism Foundation. The Impact-Designed Investigative Grants range from $500 to...
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UW-P Student Awarded Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Nicholas Bielski, a molecular biology and bioinformatics major in UW-Parkside’s Biological Sciences Department of the College of Natural and Health Sciences, has been awarded a Barry Goldwater Scholarship. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship is a...