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HIRING REGIONAL & OTR DRIVERS Drive for Heding, a company that knows your name and cares about you and your family. Family owned for 95 years.

Call 608-462-8441 option 3, or to apply


–Great Benefits –Pension –Competitive Pay– Weekly Home Time – And so much more.

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted millions of people to reconsider their careers. That reflection has had a profound effect on the labor market. Data from the U.S. Department of Labor indicates that 4.5 million people quit their jobs in the United States in November 2021, which led to a near record-high number of job openings around the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022. Though the pandemic may have led millions of people who were previously dissatisfied with their careers to make positive changes, employers forced to confront staff shortages may be wondering what they can do to attract qualified and talented candidates. Finding ways to engage workers more completely could benefit companies in various ways. A recent poll from Gallup found that companies suffer some pretty significant consequences when their employees are disengaged. Gallup reports that such companies suffer from 16 percent lower profitability, 18 percent lower productivity and 37 percent lower job growth. No two workers are the same, so there’s no magic wand employers can wave that will ensure everyone is suddenly engaged and satisfied with their jobs and career prospects. However, recognition of what employees value most could help busi-

nesses retain workers longer and keep those workers engaged. A recent survey of 540 full-time employees from the market insight firm Clutch found that the most important workplace values for fulltime employees are fair pay and fair treatment. It’s no surprise that compensation bears such significance, as pandemic-related inflation and global conflicts have led to rising costs on everything from food to fuel. However, a survey from the risk management experts at Willis Towers Watson found that there’s a disconnect between employees and employers in regard to the importance of fair pay and its relation to workplace stress. Employees consider low pay to be the second greatest source of workplace stress, while employers indicated that eight other factors are greater sources of such stress for their employees. Employers concerned about staff dissatisfaction, and the effects that disengaged employees can have on their bottom lines, can make a concerted effort to revisit their compensation policies. An overhaul of such policies could be just what companies need to reengage employees and improve employee retention, giving businesses a significant advantage in an era marked by significant turnover in the labor force. Metro Creative Services

If you have a passion for all things local, enjoy being creative, and love helping people, we should talk! Join our team at the Richland Center Shopping in one of two key roles:

Advertising Sales

Sales Assistant

Full Time

Part Time

Employee Owner Since 1996

272 N. Main Street Richland Center, WI 53581 Woodward Community Media is a division of Woodward Communications, Inc., an employee-owned organization headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa. Learn more about our employee-owned organization and apply on-line at

To learn more about this opportunity, submit your application and resume today at Woodward Communications, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer. WCI maintains a tobacco-free campus.


• Help local businesses achieve their marketing and branding goals through print and digital media • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package that includes Employee Stock Ownership, Paid Volunteer Time, Healthy Activity Reimbursement, Tuition Reimbursement, and of course, paid time off. Part-time benefits available. • Be an employee-owner at a free paper that has been in Richland Center since 1932. • Work at an organization where Fun, Service, and Teamwork are part of our core values.

At Kroger It’s All About YOU!

Feed Your Future, Fuel Your Career, & Grow Your Finances Our Mazomanie Distribution Center is hiring Fork Operators & Selectors for 1st and 3rd shifts.

New Wage Increase! Earn up to $26.25 / hour

Build your future.

depending on shift and position

Weekends Off!

$2,000 retention bonus for 1st Shift $3,000 retention bonus for 3rd Shift

Leading the industry in ductile, gray and specialty iron casting, we design, engineer, validate and manufacture safety-critical parts for our commercial trucking, automotive and industrial clients across the globe.

Great Pay & Excellent Benefits

• Affordable Health, Prescription, Dental, & Vision Insurance • Preventative Care & Wellness Programs • 401(k), Pension Plans, & Financial Planning Tools • Tuition Reimbursement • Career Advancement & Development • Exclusive Employee Discounts • Safety Conscious Work Environment

JOIN THE GREDE FAMILY • Wages Start at $18–$23/Hour

• Full- & Part-Time Positions

• Up to $1,000 Sign-On Bonus

• All Shifts Available

Apply at or text GREDE to 25000.

Here’s What Others Are Saying About Us: • Top 20 Company for Diversity & Inclusion (The Wall Street Journal) • Employers’ Top Responses to the Pandemic (Forbes) • America’s Most Responsible Companies (Newsweek) • Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT (Computerworld) • Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business (Omnikal) • America’s TOP Corporations WBENC For Women’s Business Enterprises

Kroger is an equal opportunity employer. adno=289185



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Service Technicians

Fuel System Installer


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Enjoy working with your hands! Mechanically inclined! Enjoy variety in your day!

Compliance Technicians

Work Monday – Thursday 6:15 am to 4:30 pm and enjoy a three day weekend! We offer several positions to display your talents.


All positions are Monday through Friday 40 to 50 hours a week. Overnight stays are required. All applicants must have a valid drivers license. Training is provided for all positions.

Saw Filer Sawyer Machine Operator Board Piler

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To be leading fuel system service, installation, compliance, and environmental company in our marketing area by working together to provide the highest quality response to our customer’s needs.


Lead with Integrity Commit to Excellence Execute Teamwork Focus on Safety Embrace Growth Promote Small Town Values

(visit our web site for complete listing) • Competitive starting wage with opportunity for wage increases through merit, market adjustments, and annual review • Year-end bonus based on profits • Paid day off on your birthday • Paid holidays and vacation/paid time off • 401(k) [METCO matches 50% of first 6% contributed] • Employer paid health insurance [METCO pays up to 70%] • Employer paid HRA [METCO pays 60%] • Employer paid long-term disability [METCO pays 100%] • Employer paid life insurance [$15,000] • Supplemental insurance [dental, vision, accident, cancer, critical illness, short-term disability]

Training Provided We offer an excellent benefit Package • Health, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance • Long & Short Term Disability • 401K & Profit Sharing

Apply online at or in person at 102 Enterprise Dr Hillsboro, WI. [We are an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer]



Full Benefits Package

Apply in person at 1429 Hwy 133, Muscoda 608-537-2999




West Point Dairy Products, LLC maintains the Wuethrich family legacy with more than a century of churning cream into delicious butter.




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NEW WAGE INCREASE! STARTING PAY $18.98/Hour up to $21.28/Hour depending on shift Go to to apply Call us at 608-647-4177 or visit 300 S MAIN ST., RICHLAND CENTER, WI 53581 for more information


home time • Hazmat endorsement paid an additional $0.01 per mile for all miles • Weekly Settlements (honest and straightforward) • Paid vacation, holiday, personal days and longevity pay • $75,000 average per year • Paid $20,000 life insurance plan • Paid per mile (PC Miler Practical) • Benefit package includes health, dental, vision, disability, accidental, • 99% no-touch freight critical care and supplemental life insurance • Hazmat loads pay an additional $0.07 per mile • 401k retirement plan • Free Healthcare

Celebrating 90 Years in Business

Contact Us:


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2020 E. Main Street • P.O. Box 438, Reedsburg, WI 53959 • 800-356-9350 • 608.935.3639

About Us

What started out as a dream – a picnic spot on a rock - has turned into an ever evolving reality. Today, The House on the Rock Inn, Attraction and Resort offer memorable experiences to our Guests through the efforts of a top notch team. Our openings are seasonal. We hire in the spring and into early summer. Many positions work through October. Some work through December and a few positions work through summer. We have behind-the-scenes and guest service jobs. Team members meeting the criteria of being in regular positions working an average of 36 or more hours per week, 52 weeks a year, receive personal and/or vacation time and may enroll in our partially paid group health insurance benefit and/or our 401 K plan. All team members receive on-duty discounts at The House on the Rock owned and operated food and retail outlets and receive hotel room discounts. After department training takes place, team members receive their Team ID card and may obtain generous off-duty discounts at The House on the Rock owned and operated food outlets, retail outlets and the spa while employed. Active team members may use their Team ID to visit the attraction and to golf complimentary according to Company guidelines. Team members also receive perks such as attraction passes, golf passes and/or pool passes to give family and friends, letters for complimentary admission to area attractions who participate in a reciprocity program and free use of the fitness rooms (excluding the pools) at the Inn and Resort.

Gain great skills that help you advance in your next career move.

Attraction - 5754 State Road 23 Spring Green

Resort - 400SpringsDrive Spring Green

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The House on the Rock Resort Positions:

• Room Attendant (hotel housekeeping, multiple openings, car-pool friendly) • Front Desk 3rd Shift Night Audit part time and 5 shifts per week openings • 2nd shift Hotel (laundry, janitor duties, etc.) • 1st shift Laundry and 2nd shift Laundry positions • Golf Operations Tee-Time Desk Positions • Golf Operations Guest Service Associate • Bartender/Cook (multiple openings, 1st and 2nd shifts) • Banquet Bartender (irregular hours) • Resort Golf/Grounds Associates (multiple openings) • Spa Team - part-time weekend licensed Massage Therapist

The House on the Rock Inn Positions:

• 2nd and 3rd shift Hotel (laundry, front desk, janitor duties, etc.) • Front Desk 3rd shift, part time and 5 shifts per week openings • Front Desk 1st shift part time, Front Desk 2nd shift part time and 5 days per week • Room Attendant (hotel housekeeping, multiple openings, car-pool friendly) • Continental Breakfast/Laundry • Bartender/Cook (part time, Thursday, Friday, Saturday evening hours)

The House on the Rock Attraction Positions:

• Food Service Lead • Food Service Associates age 14 and older general positions, age 18 and older for selling/ serving alcohol • Admission and Retail Associates • Housekeeping Associates • On-Site Retail (sells tokens, performs light housekeeping, helps Guests) • Janitorial Maintenance Positions

Call 608.935.3639 x 1201 to receive an application or print from


What to look for in a new career

Join Our Caring Team Full-time and Part-time AM & PM CNAs

We are currently hiring for Full-time and Part-time AM and PM positions. A valid Wisconsin Nursing Assistant Certification is required. These benefit eligible positions start at $15.99-$16.69 with $1.50 shift differential for PMs and $1.50 weekend differential.

Call-in CNAs

We are also hiring call-in every other weekend CNAs; rate is $19.69 per hour. Work as much as little as you want. fessionals no doubt also have an established quality of life, and some may not be comfortable if a lesser salary means they have to give up some of the luxuries they’ve grown accustomed to. Take some time to determine how much money you need to maintain your current quality of life and if giving up certain things, like the ability to travel or dine out whenever you’d like, is a price you’re willing to pay for a new career. • Opportunity for advancement: A 2015 survey from the employment-oriented social media service LinkedIn found that the number one reason people switched jobs was related to opportunities for career advancement. The survey asked 10,000 people who recently left their jobs why they did so and 45 percent indicated they were concerned about the lack of opportunities for advancement at their old jobs. Switching careers is a significant decision that affects all aspects of professionals’ lives, including their families. When looking for a new career, look for one that provides opportunities for advancement after you get your foot in the door. If no such opportunities are available, you may soon find yourself switching jobs once again. Metro Creative Services

Personal Care Worker Part-time AMs

This is a part-time AM positon, hours are 6am to 2:15pm with the ability to pick up extra hours if desired and the perk of working in a home-like environment. Starting wage is $13.72-$14.31 hr., with a $1.50 per hr. differential for weekends. A plus to be on the Wisconsin Assisted Living Registry but anyone interested may apply and all training needed will be provided and paid for.

Scheduled Call-in Dietary positions available

Currently looking for scheduled every other weekend call-in Dietary Aide, this position does have the ability to extra hours. Starting wage is $13.72- $14.31 per hour, plus $1.50 hour added for weekends. All training is provided on how to cook, prepare and serve meals, and clean.

We also offer $1000.00 sign-on bonus for all new employees. Not sure healthcare is for you? Give us a call and we are happy to answer any questions that you might have! Our benefit package includes: health, dental and Wisconsin state retirement. Applications are available online at or at the Front Desk from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Completed Applications should be returned to the front desk at:

Pine Valley Community Village 25951 Circle View Lane Richland Center, WI 53581 Or faxed to (608) 647-8955 Questions regarding openings contact: Chris Glasbrenner at 608- 647-2138

Pine Valley is a skilled nonprofit nursing facility. EOE M/F/D/V


Many people are determined to make positive changes in their lives. Some may aspire to read more books in the year ahead, while others may aim to master a new hobby. Professional goals also factor heavily into many people’s resolutions. In a 2019 survey of baby boomers, who are generally defined as people born between 1946 and 1964, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the average person has 12 jobs in his or her lifetime. That means that the average professional is likely to change jobs at various points during his or her career. Working professionals who have resolved to make a career change but don’t know where to begin can facilitate the process by determining what they want out of their next career. Knowing what to look for in a career can help people land a job they will enjoy, and might even prevent them from changing jobs as many as a dozen times before retirement. •S alary: Few people would scoff at being offered higher salaries, but it’s important that professionals looking to change careers don’t place too great an emphasis on a high salary. A recent survey from the online career resource Indeed found that 58 percent of workers would accept a pay cut to change industries. That suggests that salary isn’t everything. However, established pro-

Your Future Career is at Foremost Farms in Richland Center Join the team at award-winning Foremost Farms! Help us make Wisconsin cheese for some of the world's most recognized brands.

Current Openings in Richland Center Production Associates

Maintenance Technician

Starting pay: $22.81/hour, pays $24.63 after probation Schedules: 3rd shift (10PM- 6AM)

Pays up to $29.74/hour based on experience Schedule: 2nd (2PM- 10PM) and 3rd shift (10PM- 6AM)

Salary Openings Maintenance Engineering Manager, 1st shift


Excellent Benefits




Competitive Pay for our hourly and salaried employees.

Sign-on Bonus!

Questions? Contact Bridget Garner or call 608-355-8776

Health Insurance for you and your family, with low deductibles and outof-pocket expenses. Paid Time Off your first year and beyond. 401(K) Plan savings for your retirement and a secure future.

Flexible Spending Account from your pre-tax pay that can be used for medical or dental deductibles, co-pays, many over-the-counter medications and other health costs. Term Life Insurance at no cost to you. Disability Insurance is available to offer income protection if you are unable to work.

Employee Assistance Program to help find resources for childcare, legal assistance, money management, parenting, relationships, substance abuse and more.

Apply now at Foremost Farms is the largest farmer-owned dairy cooperative in Wisconsin Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled and all others are encouraged to apply.


Great Pay

Common mid-career challenges and what to do about them Primex is one of the largest custom plastic sheet extruders in the United States with a 55+ year history, a promising future and a competitive spirit. Our commitment to sustainable plastic solutions prioritizes careful stewardship today and creative innovations for the future. Join our Reedsburg, WI team in one of the following positions:

HR/Staffing Coordinator Responsibilities include ongoing sourcing and recruiting of candidates, conducting interviews, coordinating the pre-employment process, plus onboarding and retention activities to create an excellent employment experience. • Bachelor’s degree or related experience required. • Visit for more information about this position. • Note: this is a salaried-exempt position and benefits will vary from those listed below.

Extrusion Line Operators Responsibilities include set up, operation, machine adjustments, and quality testing to produce high quality product. • Prior experience preferred. Those without prior experience may apply for entry-level positions and have the opportunity to train for advancement.

Entry-Level Production Responsibilities include packaging finished goods, assisting Line Operators, forklift driving, general plant housekeeping Operator & Entry-Level must be able to work 12 hour shifts on a 2-2-3 schedule, have reliable attendance, and a desire to learn. The 2-2-3 rotation results in an employee working 7 days every 2 weeks, including every other weekend. Overtime is also available. • 401k with company match • Medical with low out-of-pocket costs, dental, vision, and more. • Paid holidays & vacation • Clean work environment • Stable employment • Advancement opportunities

To apply- Email resume to: Or call to request an application 608-524-6777 1400 Industrial St, Reedsburg, WI 53959


Hourly benefits package includes: • Competitive wage with generous shift premium • Paid weekly • 3 wage increases in the 1st year of employment • $2,000-$4,000+ per year in quarterly bonuses

Challenges abound in the professional arena. Whether an individual is an executive with a lengthy track record of success or a newly minted graduate just starting out, the next challenge is never too far off. And for mid-career professionals, those challenges could be accompanied by uncertainty about the direction of their careers and what their next step should be. Around the time they turn 50, many professionals face similar challenges that can lead them to question much about their professional lives. The following challenges won’t affect every person over 50, but recognition of them could help mid-career professionals make the most of their remaining years in the workforce. • Motivation: Professional motivation can wane by the time many professionals reach 50. At this point in their careers, professionals may have decades of experience in a given field, and some may have reached management level within their firms. That combination of lengthy experience and achievement can make it hard to stay motivated, especially for professionals who feel they’ve gotten as high up the ladder as they can get in their companies. In such instances, individuals can ask themselves what they want next. Identifying professional goals can provide the motivation to go and achieve them. That spark can reignite the passion that helped mid-career professionals get where they are today. • Hesitancy: Mid-career professionals often have significant obligations at work and at home. Individuals with a family may still have to provide for their children and save for costly college tuition. The pressure to provide for a family, coupled with responsibilities to colleagues at the office, can make some

professionals hesitant to pursue professional changes that could positively affect their lives. Individuals who want to make a change but are hesitant to do so can devote considerable effort to finding a solution that won‘t upset the apple cart. For example, professionals over 50 who feel a career change is in order can begin taking small steps to make that a reality. Doing so while continuing to work ensures personal and professional obligations are met and gets individuals on the road to change they think will provide more fulfillment than their current careers. • Underutilization: Mid-career professionals who feel they’re underutilized at work may feel helpless to remedy their situations. Some might not welcome the upheaval to their routines that a career change would require, while others may question the wisdom of seeking more responsibility at their current firms. In such instances, professionals can look for opportunities to do more. Offer to help when new work projects arise or mentor younger colleagues just starting out. Metro Creative Services


Hiring Full-time and Part-time drivers for transporting water and dairy products. Part-time offers flexible work schedules Full-time offers set days off, an excellent benefits package up to 5 weeks’ vacation, Personal time, 16 paid holidays and a generous retirement plan. All new employees start out with 10 personal days for the first year of employment. Must have a Class A CDL with tanker endorsement. We offer $0.45/mile for weekday miles traveled and hourly wait time, weekend pay And holiday pay differential for miles and hourly wait time. Compensation for overnights in the truck.

Apply online at or stop in at 1300 Fuhrman Dr. Reedsburg, WI for an application. adno=289179

5 Tips to Make a Great First Impression

HELLO GORGEOUS! Now Hiring Licensed Stylists

Interviewing for your dream job? Going on a promising first date? Meeting your girlfriend’s parents? Here’s how to make a great first impression during all the most important moments:

At Cost Cutters, you will enjoy immediate clientele, continuous professional training on the hottest trends and techniques. Plus, you’re given a chance to advance into management levels.

Full-time employees receive: • Guaranteed wages, plus multiple commission and tips • Health and dental insurance • Paid vacation • Six paid holidays • 40% discount on products & services • Awards banquet

For more information and to apply call 608-833-3533 adno=289217

1. Be on time: To arrive at your destination calm, collected and without breaking a sweat, give yourself more than enough time for travel. Take into account such unforeseen circumstances as traffic, road closures and parking snafus. If you’re in an unfamiliar area, consider mapping your route the day before. 2. Prepare for the unexpected: From coffee drips to spaghetti mishaps, unexpected wardrobe malfunctions can happen to anyone and any time. Always be prepared to remove the most common on-the-go stains. Pack a portable stain remover like the OxiClean On the Go Stain Remover Pen. Working like an eraser, it’s designed to tackle tough stains without leaving a residue, ensuring your outfit looks as fresh as it did when you put it on in the morning. 3. Pay attention to details: Other small details relating to your overall presen-

tation matter. In addition to a portable stain remover, a small to-go kit in your car, bag or desk drawer can include dental floss, nail polish for touch-ups, an emergency pair of panty hose, lipstick or lip balm, breath mints, hair ties, moisturizer and anything else you need to make on-the-fly adjustments.

4. Dress for the occasion: It’s important to dress right for the occasion, particularly in professional contexts. While standing out is often a good thing, following the (often unspoken) dress code will help ensure you’re only doing so for the right reasons.

5. Be well-rested: Get a great night’s sleep. Not only will you look your best if you show up well-rested, you’ll also be thinking more clearly, be more engaged, ask more insightful questions and field your own responses more carefully.

While you only get one shot at a first impression, there’s no reason to stress. With a little preparation and attention to detail, you can ensure you’re on top of your game, come what may. StatePoint

Career Opportunities Schmitt Woodland Hills is a faith-based organization dedicated to the care of seniors in our community. We value our employees and are committed to their success and satisfaction in our organization. Consider a rewarding career with us that allows you to make a difference in the lives of our residents.

We Offer: • AFLAC Insurance Options • Dental Insurance • Epic Life Insurance • Health & Dependent Care Insurance • Short Term Disability Insurance

• Vision Insurance • 401K • Vacation Benefits • Sick Day Benefits • Paid Holidays

See what positions we have to offer and consider joining our great team ! For all positions applications should be filled out online on our website or in person.

Retirement Apartments • Assisted Care • Therapy and Rehab • Skilled Nursing • House Calls

1400 W. Seminary St., Richland Center, WI 53581 • (608) 647-8931 Equal Opportunity Employer


Now Hiring!

Truck Drivers Needed

Kraemer Brothers is looking to fill multiple positions for various upcoming projects. One of Wisconsin’s leading construction companies, Kraemer Brothers consistently provides competitive hourly wages, along with a safe and challenging work environment. Applicants are being sought for the following positions:

• Carpenters • Construction Jobsite Laborers • Yard Laborer - Plain, Wisconsin

• Flatbed, Stepdeck, & Dry Vans • Company Drivers & Owner Operators • Weekly Home Time • Weekly Pay • Lease Purchase Opportunies • Discounted Company Fuel Cards for Owner Operators

Compensation will be based on experience

Please send your resume to: Kraemer Brothers, LLC 925 Park Ave | PO Box 219 Plain, WI 53577 Email: Phone: 608-546-2411 608-583-3044


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