Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

A labor shortage at the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development created the opportunity for two La Follette School students to analyze employment patterns and opportunities.

For Xiaojia "Lydia" Bi, public service is about breaking down barriers, whether in helping people in developing countries or supporting sustainable wetland restoration in New Orleans.

The opportunity to blend interests in China's language, culture and socioeconomic problems brings student Emily Brunjes to the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012 00:00

Buron reduces employment barriers

As executive director of a Goodwill, alum Dan Buron helps to connect the business community with potential employees who might otherwise be overlooked.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 11:06

Child care, women's labor supply to be discussed

Child care in Australia and its relationship to women's labor supply is the subject of a noon seminar on Tuesday, December 4, in the La Follette School conference room.
A La Follette School conference on Thursday, April 28, will explore the challenges posed by high levels of unemployment across industrialized nations over an extended period of time.

When BJ Dernbach’s boss joined the Wisconsin Assembly’s Labor Committee, the La Follette School alum was thankful for the training he’d received in the building blocks he needs to quickly synthesize and summarize a lot of information about a policy topic in which he has no background.

The Washington Post quotes professor Dennis Dresang about political debate in Wisconsin in an article reporting that Wisconsin's governor signed legislation March 11 that takes away nearly all collective bargaining rights from government workers.
What works in work-first welfare programs is the subject of a talk to be given by Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development executive assistant Andy Feldman at the La Follette School Seminar, on Tuesday, February 9, at noon in the La Follette School conference room.
Pierre Koning will discuss his paper on the use of performance-based incentives in contracts with Dutch private social welfare providers serving unemployed and disabled workers today, October 13, at noon in the La Follette School conference room.
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