They share any information that’s available concerning our business or things that might affect our business. And I think they also are very effective in helping you understand why you need to look at things differently if you’re not looking at them the right way.
- Tanya Henry, Executive Director, Milwaukee Careers Cooperative


We are constantly on the alert for all the latest industry news, legislative updates, trends and more that could possibly impact your staffing business. Our president and CEO, Julie Ann Blazei, also shares her insights on the staffing industry in her message (link below). And when we don’t see information about a topic we feel is critical for you to know, we create it ourselves to share in our monthly email.

Press Room

On September 13, over 10,000 runners and walkers converged on the Marquette University campus in downtown Milwaukee, WI to participate in one of the largest charity run / walks in the Midwest. Brigg’s & Al’s Run & Walk for Children’s Hospital is celebrating its 37th year, and Tricom Funding is proud to be a Team Sponsor.

While the economy continues to add new private sector jobs, the unemployment rate was 6.2% in July. There’s a good chance that some of the applicants you see are currently unemployed. Depending on where you do business, that status may make that particular applicant fall into a protected class under local city or state law, in addition to current protections for race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Failure to follow these new laws may result in fines or even civil complaints.

By: Greg Good, Director, Product Management, Equifax


In 2009, with unemployment rates nearly double historical norms, Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefit payments increased significantly and reached an annual high of nearly $80 billion. As the effects of this recent recession continue to impact unemployment reserves, a renewed focus has ­been placed on the integrity of the UI system as states look to replenish insolvent trust funds while minimizing benefit overpayments moving forward.