Now Hiring: ABR Manitowoc/Federal Mogul

February 27th, 2014


ABR Employment Services in partnership with Federal Mogul are currently recruiting for machine operators. Must be flexible with work schedule – all shifts available. Earning potential of $12.00 per hour within 6 months.

Qualified individuals will have:

  • A strong work history
  • Good hand eye coordination
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Candidates must be able to lift 30 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 20 pounds
  • Responsible for pro-active communication to maintain a safe work environment and to ensure that employees follow company safety procedures
  • Maintain the knowledge of safe environmental hazardous waste practices per company and regulatory procedures/requirements to protect fellow employees, the company and the general public.


Additional Information:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Must be able to stand for 8- 12 hours a day
  • Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check/ pre-employment drug screen.
  • Currently recruiting for all shifts, including 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Monday – Friday and weekend shifts.
  • Ability to use calipers and micrometers a plus.

Contact: Donna Gebhart
1011 Washington St
Suite 1
Manitowoc , Wisconsin 54220
(920) 684-8324

Now Hiring: ABR Appleton – Apply at

February 27th, 2014


ABR At Dane County Job Fair February 25, 10 AM to 3 PM

February 24th, 2014


ABR Employment Services is participating in the Dane County Job Fair on Tuesday, February 25th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at:

Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI.

Parking is free.

ABR is currently recruiting for administrative, call center, light industrial and skilled industrial job opportunities. Completion of your application on prior to the job fair is encouraged.

Still have questions? Contact the ABR Madison office at 608-827-5818.   AA/EOE

ABR Wins Inavero’s 2014 Best Of Staffing® Award

February 21st, 2014

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ABR Employment Services announced today it has been named as one of Inavero’s 2014 Best of Staffing® Award winners. According to Inavero Founder and CEO, Eric Gregg, “The 2014 Best of Staffing Award was earned by fewer than 2% of the more than 12,000 staffing firms in the U.S. and Canada.”

Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, the fifth annual Best of Staffing Award provides the only statistically valid and objective service quality benchmarks in the industry, revealing which staffing agencies are delivering the highest satisfaction levels to their clients and the permanent and temporary employees for whom they find jobs.

Utilizing the Net Promoter® methodology, the 2014 Best of Staffing winners achieved satisfaction scores more than double the industry average.

ABR received satisfaction ratings of 9 or 10 out of 10 from 66 percent of their permanent and temporary employees, significantly higher than the industry’s average of 53 percent. 69 percent of their clients rated them a 9 or 10, compared to just 35 percent for the average staffing agency.  This is ABR’s fourth Best of Staffing Talent win and third best of Staffing Client win.

ABR CEO Jim McNett said, “We are proud and honored to be recognized for our efforts in this way. The Best of Staffing Award identifies ABR as an organization known for delivering a Candidate Centric experience to our Talent and an exceptional client satisfaction experience to the client companies we serve.”

®Net Promoter, NPS, and Net Promoter Score are trademarks of Satmetrix Systems, Inc., Bain & Company, and Fred Reichheld. Net Promoter Score is calculated by taking the percentage of respondents who, on a scale of 0 to 10, rate their likelihood to recommend the staffing agency with a score of 9 or 10 (promoters) and subtracting the percentage who rate the staffing agency a 6 or lower (detractors).

Inavero’s Best of Staffing® is the nation’s only award that recognizes staffing agencies that receive remarkable reviews from their clients and the people they help find jobs (employed talent). is the central place that businesses and talent go to find the best staffing agencies to call when they are in need.

Now Hiring: Miken Sports 2nd and 3rd Shift

February 19th, 2014

Now Hiring

If you or someone you know live in the Caledonia, MN area and are looking for a new general production or machine operation job opportunity, we want to hear from you!

ABR Employment Services in partnership with Miken Sports are currently recruiting 10 associates for positions mainly on 2nd and 3rd shift.

Based on production needs and your successful performance, these jobs could be long term try-before-hire opportunities.

To apply, visit and click on the red ‘apply now’ button. Be sure to select ‘La Crosse’ from the drop down menu.

Questions? Call ABR at 608-782-9700.  AA/EOE

Workplace Safety Tips for Industrial Settings

February 17th, 2014

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 In an industrial setting, staying safe on the job is a top priority. And when you start a new job, there’s a lot to take in —  new policies, procedures, guidelines and the like. But safety should always be top-of-mind. Here’s a refresher course on preventative behaviors that every employee should follow:

1. Safe Machine Operation

Never operate a machine unless you have received proper training. When in doubt contact the ABR office that you registered with right away.

2. Appropriate Dress

Never step on site without the appropriate gear, which may include regulation shoes, helmets, safety goggles, gloves, and the like. The dress code was made for a reason and workers must dedicate a portion of time to appropriately dressing themselves for their shift. If you’re not sure what you should wear, contact your supervisor or the ABR office that you registered with.

3. Best Practices for Lifting

Before lifting, check that the item is evenly distributed and make sure your path is clear. To avoid injuries, always bend from the knees with your stomach pulled in and a straight back.  Ask a second person for help with extra heavy items before tackling it on your own. Learn more information about how to properly lift and carry and how to prevent back problems at work.

4. Proper Ladder Usage

Ladders should only be set up on a dry, even surface. When using extension ladders, allow for at least three feet of overlap. One hand should always be touching the ladder when climbing, and you should never climb higher than the top rung – the top of the ladder should hit no lower than your waist. Read more about how to safely use a ladder.

For more information about workplace safety, please see pages 8 and 9 in the ABR Employee Handbook for more information about workplace safety. If you are unable to locate your Employee Handbook, please contact any ABR representative to request a copy.

Now Hiring 50 CSRs in Madison: Start Immediately

February 11th, 2014


ABR in Madison is currently recruiting 40 to 50 Customer Service Representatives to start work immediately. These positions are expected to last up to six months. Apply online at abrjobs.comclick the red ‘apply now’ button; accept the terms; then select the Madison branch office.

In this role you will be:

  • providing general information, assistance, and/or direction to the public about Unemployment Insurance programs and procedures through telephone
  • establishing records of those communications
  • resolution of general inquiries
  • answering basic unemployment program eligibility questions through direct telephone questioning of the claimant
  • routing of calls to appropriate resources

Pay Rate: $10/hr

Anticipated Schedule:  Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the possibility for overtime.

 Job Qualifications:

This position requires working knowledge of personal computers and ability to use personal computer based software systems, including keyboarding; working knowledge of and ability to perform basic mathematical calculations; excellent customer service skills; effective listening and communication skills; and ability to work in a seated position for long periods of time. All candidates will be required to complete and submit a criminal background check.

Apply online at; click the red ‘apply now’ button; accept the terms; then select the Madison branch office. Questions? Contact the branch office at (608) 827-5818 or send an email to AA/EOE


February Intern Recruiting Job Fairs

February 11th, 2014


ABR Employment Services  is holding a series of Intern Job Fairs throughout February for  college students interested in pursuing a career in HR/Staffing. As an Intern with ABR, you will gain valuable training and experience in one of our branch offices performing duties associated with our employee recruiting, evaluation and hiring processes. The Intern program runs May – August, and is a paid internship. We are seeking individuals who can work a minimum of 32 hours/wk.

Intern Job Fairs will be held throughout the month of February on:

  • 2/18/2014 at the Wisconsin Private Colleges Career Consortium (WIPCCC) from 3PM-7PM located at Milwaukee State Fair Grounds, 8100 W Greenfield Ave, Milwaukee
  •  2/19/2014  at Stevens Point Central Wisconsin Collegiate Job Fair from Noon-4pm located at UW Stevens Point-Dreyfus University Center-Laird Room, 1015 Reserve Street, Stevens Point
  •  2/25/2014  at St. Norbert College Career  and Internship Fair from 3pm-5pm located at St. Norberts-Michels Commons, 100 Grant St, De Pere
  •  2/26/2014  at La Crosse Spring Career Fair between 10am-3pm located at UW La Crosse-Cartwrite Center, 1725 State St. La Crosse

 Internship opportunities are available at the following locations:

  • Appleton, WI
  • Brookfield, WI
  • Green Bay, WI
  • La Crosse, WI
  • Madison, WI
  • Manitowoc, WI
  • Schofield, WI
  • Sparta, WI
  • Stevens Point, WI


Valentine’s Day ‘I Love ABR Because’ $100 Contest Drawing

February 10th, 2014


Calling all ABR Talent! What do you love about working for ABR Employment Services? Tell us and you will be entered into a drawing for  a $100 Visa Gift Card!*

Simply post a video or comment telling us why you love working for ABR and share it with us on our Facebook Page by Valentine’s Day, Friday February 14th.  Not sure what to say? Take a look at some of the Talent Testimonials  for inspiration.

The gift card drawing will be held the week of February 17.  Make sure your contact information is up to date so we can get a hold of you if you win!

*Visa Gift Card is subject to activation fee and applicable tax. Eligible participants must currently be working for ABR Employment Services or have successfully completed their assignment within six months prior to February 14th. By participating you agree to ABR using your video or posted comment for marketing purposes. 

Feed The Community: ABR Food Drive Kicks Off On Valentine’s Day

February 7th, 2014


ABR invites you to show your love of humankind this Valentine’s Day by participating in our Feed the Community Food Drive. Help us meet our goal of collecting 2,000 pounds of food and other needed items.

Between February 14 to February 21, the following ABR branch locations will be accepting non-perishable food items, pet food items, household items and baby items. All donations will go to local food pantries and community ministries. We are unable to accept monetary donations.

  • ABR Appleton for St. Joseph’s Food Pantry
  • ABR Brookfield for Hunger Task Force
  • ABR Corporate for Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Kinsa Group Franklin for Hunger Task Force
  • ABR Green Bay for Paul’s Pantry
  • ABR Oshkosh for Father Carr’s Place 2 B
  • ABR La Crosse for Hunger Task Force of La Crosse
  • ABR Madison for Second Harvest Food Bank
  • ABR Manitowoc for Two Rivers Ecumenical Pantry
  • Schofield for United Way of Marathon County
  • ABR Sparta for Hunger Task Force of La Crosse
  • ABR Stevens Point for Operation Bootstrap

Suggested Donation Items

Non-Perishable Food
• Canned vegetables & fruits
• Canned and boxed meals (i.e., soup, chili, stew, macaroni & cheese)
• Canned or dried beans and peas (i.e., black, pinto, lentils)
• Pasta, rice, low sugar cereals
• Pasta sauce
• Peanut butter
• Baby formula & baby foods
• Instant mixes like potatoes, gravies and sauces
• Canned meats (i.e., tuna, chicken, salmon) that do not require refrigeration before opening
• 100% fruit juice (canned,plastic or boxed)

Pet Food
• Dry or canned dog food
• Dry or canned cat food

Household Items
• Shampoo
• Deodorant
• Soap
• Diapers
• Toilet paper
• Toothpaste
• Feminine hygiene products
• Laundry detergent
• Cleaning supplies
• Paper towels

Baby Items
• Baby shampoo
• Baby wipes & lotion
• Diapers

Need has no season. Everyone at ABR Employment Services thanks you for participating and assisting our community members in need.