Attracting, retaining employees focus of Eau Claire workforce summit

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Eau Claire (WQOW) — Area employers are working on a new way to attract workers and better ways to keep the ones they already have.

A new video, along with the website ‘Think Eau Claire’ was released Monday, as a collaboration between the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce and Volume One, that’s aimed at attracting a younger worker group to our city, and give them incentive to stay.

Most of the day Monday, Chippewa Valley employers met to discuss solutions to difficulties of hiring new faces, while keeping current ones. Chamber President David Minor told News 18 Eau Claire’s economy and development means more people are working, so companies need to use new resources to show people Eau Claire is the place to be.

“It isn’t first an foremost how much you paying me, it’s what else do you have, what else can I do with my life there? I want time away from work as much as I want to be at it,” Minor said. “Some of our manufactures are finding out a lot of workers don’t want overtime, they want to go home and be with their families.”

Minor added the Chamber is working with JB Solutions to create a website that will allow employers to easily search specific qualities of applicants to fill their company’s needs, which he said should help lighten the load for many H.R. coordinators.

Samantha Wensel

Samantha Wensel

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