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Work in Progress: Low-Wage Jobs Do Not Have to Be Dead-End Employment as Wesco Shows (07/17/2013)

Wesco, a third-generation Muskegon, Michigan business, takes a cue from Cascade Engineering with its “total rewards” program. The program, which provides tuition assistance to employees, has resulted in a low turnover rate for Wesco. “These jobs give local residents an opportunity to move ahead in a career,” said Cindy Larsen, president of the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce and the chairwoman of the local Workforce Development Board of Michigan Works in Muskegon and Oceana counties. “Entry level jobs are where you learn the basic skills of how to be a good employee,” Larsen said. “Many of the professionals and business owners in my organization had those kinds of jobs when they were still in high school. It gave them an edge when they got to college and launched them on their careers.” Read more…

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2013-07-17T00:00:00-05:00July 17th, 2013|Community, Higher Education|

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