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2016 Bubbler Awards Highlights Wisconsin’s Best Places to Work for Young Professionals

Nominations for the Bubbler Awards will be accepted through February 26, 2016.

By - Jan 8th, 2016 03:44 pm

Milwaukee, WI. January 8, 2016 – For the second year, YPWeek recognizes the Wisconsin companies that make it a priority to retain and engage their young talent through a dynamic workplace and today announces a call for young professionals to submit their workplace for the 2016 Bubbler Awards.

YPWeek, founded in 2012 by NEWaukee, is a weeklong platform of events focusing on discovery, adventure and meaningful conversations about the issues that matter to young professionals in the area. The process of the Bubbler Awards encourages young professionals living and working in Wisconsin to have a united voice and show their support of making this state a destination for Millennials.

“We now know that companies across the state are realizing the demand to evolve their work places to fit the needs of the young professional workforce,” says Angela Damiani, president of NEWaukee. “We’re excited to be able to show that Wisconsin companies are taking the charge on this front and creating an environment that draws young professionals to work and live in this state.”

Nominations for the Bubbler Awards will be accepted through February 26, 2016. The following criteria will be taken into consideration by a juried panel that will evaluate what Millennials look for in an ideal workplace: competitive salary and benefits, opportunity for advancement, work-life balance and employee engagement. 2016’s Bubbler Awards winners will be announced on March 11, 2016.

The Bubbler Awards Ceremony will take place in Appleton on Saturday, April 23, 2016 as the launch of the fifth annual YPWeek, hosted April 23 – 30, 2016. The Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce is a major sponsor of the 2016 Bubbler Awards. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is a major sponsor of the 2016 YPWeek.

To find more information and to nominate a workplace, please visit: bit.ly/BubblerAward.

YPWeek 2016 brings together key leaders in 15 communities, at purposefully chosen locations that integrate the unique cultural assets with meaningful learning or social interaction. The activities engage the millennial workforce in activities and experience that are important to them while educating employers on the important role these functions play in retaining their workforce. YPWeek 2016 includes the following communities: Door County, Fond du Lac, Fox Cities, Green Bay, Kenosha, La Crosse, Madison, Marshfield, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Racine, Sheboygan, Stevens Point, Wausau and Wisconsin Rapids. Visit www.ypweek.com to learn more.

NEWaukee is a social architecture firm that specializes in community-based signature experiences centered on high-profile issues of importance for the city of Milwaukee. NEWaukee also provides consumer, employer brand and talent engagement services to major Milwaukee employers looking to attract and retain talent necessary to grow their businesses.  Visit www.newaukee.com to learn more.

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) is the state chamber of commerce, the state manufacturers’ association and the state safety council. Founded in 1911, WMC is Wisconsin’s leading business association dedicated to making Wisconsin the most competitive state in the nation. Visit www.wmc.org to learn more.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) leads economic development efforts for the state by advancing Wisconsin’s business climate. WEDC nurtures business growth and job creation by providing resources, technical support and financial assistance to companies, partners and communities in Wisconsin. WEDC has four focus areas: business and industry development, economic and community development, entrepreneurship and innovation and international business development. Together with more than 600 regional and local business development partners, it represents a highly responsive and coordinated network. Visit www.inwisconsin.com to learn more.

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