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MEDIA RELEASE: REM Wisconsin & Urban League partnering TODAY to recruit Caregivers

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  • Edward Lee
    [Urban League Logo] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July17, 2013 Media contact: Mark Richardson mrichardson@ulgm.org 608.729.1265 REM
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 17, 2013


      Urban League Logo 



      July17, 2013


      Media contact:

      Mark Richardson



      REM Wisconsin partners with Urban League to recruit Caregivers
      Job Seekers invited to Urban League Featured Employer Seminar TODAY


      Madison, WI - The Featured Employer Job Seminar series, launched by the Urban League in 2012, has been embraced by the regional business community. Hosted at ULGM, each event is focused on bringing together one employer and job seekers for an informal, yet productive evening. REM Wisconsin is the latest partner in the Featured Employment Seminar Series.


      REM Wisconsin provides home and community-based services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other complex challenges.  Through a range of individualized programs, including residential services and day programs, REM Wisconsin helps each individual grow and succeed in the communities they call home.


      REM Wisconsin is a partner of The MENTOR Network, a national network of local human services providers offering quality, community-based services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic injuries and illnesses, and to youth with emotional, behavioral and medically complex challenges as well as their families.


      REM is looking for Candidates with an interest and willingness to work with adults with challenging behaviors and who meet the following requirements: 

      •  High school diploma or GED
      •  At least 18 years of age
      •  Have a valid driver's license in good standing and an insured vehicle
      •  Six months of experience in human services (preferred)
      •  Successful clearance of local and/or state background checks 


      See more detailed information about REM Wisconsin job opportunities at http://jobs.thementornetwork.com


      The event will be held at the Urban League office at 2222 S. Park Street on Wednesday, July 17th, from 4:30 - 6:30pm.


      Space will be limited. To secure a spot:


      The Featured Employer Job Seminar series is designed to strengthen the partnership between communities of color and the area's largest employers. Many companies in the region already participate in and support ULGM's Workforce Readiness programs, as well as the annual Workplace Diversity & Leadership Summit. The importance of diversifying the workforce to grow and sustain a strong economy is becoming more widely recognized, and was even identified by the Madison Regional Economic Partnership (formerly THRIVE) in their strategic plan. The Featured Employer Job Seminar series is just one of the solutions that ULGM has brought forward as a leader in this effort.


      "It isn't about job creation," states Mark Richardson, ULGM's Vice President of Strategic Partnerships "It's employment creation. The jobs are there, and the candidates are here. Our goal is to help employers tap into a workforce that's ready and eager to fill these roles."


      During each Seminar, the employer provides attendees with an overview of their organization, a more in-depth and personal introduction to the company than candidates can get from a web site or through traditional employment services. Job seekers can then ask questions and get details on the open positions. ULGM also opens its computer lab and has staff/volunteers on-hand to assist candidates in completing online application processes, and has interview rooms available for one-on-one conversations.

      In addition to REM Wisconsin, the Urban League has worked with other notable employers like MMSD, American Girl, UW Health, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Metcalfe's, Spherion Staffing and Target Stores. Each participating company has extended multiple job offers to candidates coming from these events.


      "We see momentum growing around this effort", states Deirdre Hargrove-Krieghoff, ULGM's Vice President of Workforce Development, Retention & Inclusion. "We are connecting pro-active employers with motivated job seekers in a new way - a way that can simplify the hiring process.  Employers and job candidates leave with a better understanding about how to engage each other and communicate - and that is a win-win situation every time."


      Companies interested in becoming a Featured Employer should contact Deirdre Hargrove-Krieghoff at 608-729-1208 or dhargrove@....


      About the Urban League of Greater Madison


      The Urban League of Greater Madison's mission is to ensure that African Americans and other community members are educated, employed and empowered to live well, advance professionally and contribute to the common good in the 21st Century. We are committed to transforming Greater Madison into the Best [place] in the Midwest for everyone to live, learn, and work. We are working to make this vision a reality through a comprehensive strategic empowerment agenda that includes programs & services, advocacy, and partnerships & coalition building. www.ulgm.org 



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