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Paying workers more can significantly improve your bottom line. Henry Ford built his company on this idea, doubling hourly wages in 1914 across the company (read about that here). Today, Walmart is raising its average front line worker pay to over $13/hour. This is part of Walmart’s investment in something called The Good Jobs Strategy. Read […]
As a resident and elected official within the Lincoln Trail region – comprised of LaRue, Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties – I see so much of which to be proud, and without hesitation, I include our region’s workforce development system among our points of pride. The Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board […]
The newest trend in employee benefits is student loan repayment! Given the crippling debt many young people face upon leaving school, employers are adding on to their benefit packages. Check out this article from Forbes on how this benefit is a differentiator for many prospective employees with college degrees.
We have committees working in three big areas to increase the number of people in our region who are looking to join the workforce. Business Supports: many of our local employers are investing in being great places to work. We’re working with them to support those efforts and find new strategies for continuous improvement! […]
Setting out to ultimately increase workforce participation to meet the needs of employers and ensure continued economic health, the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board (LTWDB) on Oct. 24 convened key stakeholders representing all aspects of the workforce development system and employers that are struggling to meet their workforce needs. Meeting at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College […]
The Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail, the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, the Elizabethtown chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (ESHRM) and KYJOBS.net will host the 2017 Fall Regional Job and Career Fair Expo on Oct. 19. The fair is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. […]
Do you know a great Hardin County entrepreneur? Now is your chance to shine the spotlight on them! Nominations are now being accepted for the second annual Hardin County Entrepreneurial Awards. Winners will be honored at a banquet on Tuesday, Nov. 14, during Global Entrepreneurship Week, as we celebrate innovative entrepreneurs in our community. DEADLINE […]
We’ve all had a day when something upset our pre-work routine. It could have been a flat tire, a child with a sudden fever and, hence, no daycare option, or a power outage that knocked out your alarm clock and every appliance in the kitchen. Those are bad days, to say the least, even […]
So many young adults have sincere interests in developing the skills they need to start a career in one of our region’s thriving industries. Too often, though, these job seekers are discouraged because they don’t think they can afford the training needed to qualify for high paying, in-demand jobs. The Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board […]