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TJ Kanczuzewski

The Human Side of Business

Employers find taking care of workers benefits bottom line A decade ago, when the Great Recession torpedoed the economy and stock markets, Michael Schrage organized a meeting for Centier Bank’s hundreds of employees. Schrage told his leery workers that there would be dark days ahead. He told them it was unclear how bad things could …

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Tonn and Blank Construction

Need Training?

Region builds up resources to keep workers’ skills sharp Technology has changed the way we do business, but the need for qualified talent has remained constant. Local experts in the field of workforce development and employers who are reaping the benefits of better-trained labor say the present and future of the regional labor landscape will …

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Task Force Tips Inc.

Beyond the Benefit Basics

Businesses move toward out-of-box ways to attract, keep workers With low unemployment rates, the pressure on companies, especially those expanding, to find and keep good employees inches higher. “When you look at the current economy, we’re hearing all sorts of reports of low unemployment … from an HR perspective, the lower the unemployment rate, the …

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Allison Bertl, Nathan Origer, Thomas Box, Chad Huber and Andrew Pesaresi stand in front of an electrical wiring training system in the training room at Winamac Coil Spring.

Skilling Up

Manufacturers, educators and community partnering to train workers Many Northwest Indiana manufacturers are facing a dilemma: not enough skilled workers to operate the sophisticated equipment on today’s factory floors. Training is the answer. But manufacturers are busy turning out products to service their customers. They don’t have the time or ability to develop full-scale training …

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