LIFE AT WEDC
LOVE WHERE YOU WORK. LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE.
WEDC employees are diverse in their backgrounds, skills, expertise and interests, but they all share a common passion for making a positive impact on the state’s economic growth. They are a group of individuals with a strong spirit of cooperation who work toward a common goal of maintaining the core values of the organization:
- Integrity – Adhere to the highest ethical standards of honesty and character while achieving our mission
- Respect – Value and support each other and operate according to the “golden rule”
- Accountability – As a public-private steward of taxpayer dollars, we monitor our actions and outcomes, celebrate our successes and commit to continuous improvement
- Innovation – Embrace creative initiatives that leverage Wisconsin’s unique attributes
- Transparency – Track and share information to monitor organizational effectiveness
- Collaboration – Build strong internal and external relationships to accomplish our mission
- People – Attract and retain talented staff and foster an environment for continued professional growth and wellbeing
- Public Service – Share a common purpose of improving the lives of Wisconsin residents by creating economic opportunities through the businesses in which they work and the communities in which they live
- Customer Centeredness – Maintain the highest levels of responsiveness and service for the businesses and communities that are helping to grow Wisconsin’s economy—these are our customers
WEDC helps to foster this passion and empower the thought-leadership of its employees through a strong, dedicated leadership team, and by providing advanced tools and technologies that encourage collaboration.
We offer our employees a comprehensive and competitive benefits package and, while WEDC observes core working hours between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, flexible work schedules may be arranged depending upon the needs of the business.
LIFE IN MADISON, WI
As a college town and capital city, Madison offers a unique combination of culture, recreation, growth and stability that consistently make it a top community to live, work, play and raise a family.
- With a population of 230,000, Madison is the second largest city in Wisconsin.
- The crown jewel of the city’s downtown is the State Capitol and its stunning rotunda, modeled after the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
- On Saturdays throughout the spring, summer and fall, more than 170 area farmers transform the Capitol Square into a nationally recognized open-air market, providing farm-to-table produce, meat, cheese and baked goods.
- The Madison area features five lakes, more than 260 parks and 120 miles of shared-use trails and paths.
- The University of Wisconsin−Madison provides access to vibrant culture, world-renowned research and development, intellectual thought leadership and top-ranked athletics.
WORKING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE HAS ITS REWARDS
Our employees are dedicated to helping and serving the State of Wisconsin, its residents, businesses and fellow WEDC teammates. In return, we offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. WEDC employees are eligible for the Chapter 40 benefits of the Wisconsin Statutes.
Employees have their choice of health and dental insurance coverage plans. Additionally, WEDC provides vision insurance and supplemental insurance for additional dental, hospital and surgery, as well as accidental death and dismemberment coverage.
WEDC employees receive five weeks (25 days or 200 hours) of paid time off per year, to be used for vacation, sick time, personal days, and/or a leave of absence. More time can be earned beginning the 5th and 10th years of employment. Bereavement, jury duty and volunteer time is also available. Additionally, WEDC recognizes 10 paid holidays per year.
WEDC’s group short-term and long-term disability insurance program is 100% employer paid and provides 60% of salary continuation in the event of a disability.
WEDC’s group life insurance program provides coverage up to five times an employee’s prior year earnings, with optional spouse and dependent coverage. Additional protection is offered in the form of income continuation insurance, long-term care insurance, and accidental death and dismemberment coverage.
Retirement and Savings
Work with us today and save for your future. The Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) defers a mandatory percent (currently 6.8%) of gross income, with immediate vesting for employee-required contributions. WEDC matches this investment with a five-year vesting period, upon reaching retirement age. WEDC also provides a supplemental retirement savings program with traditional pre-tax and after-tax Roth contribution options.
Flexible Spending Accounts
Set aside a portion of pre-tax gross income to pay certain IRS-approved expenses, including dependent care and most out-of-pocket medical expenses not reimbursable by insurance coverage (e.g., co-pays, deductibles, glasses and prescription drugs).
A qualified transportation benefit that is approved by the IRS, participants use pre-tax income to pay for eligible transit and parking expenses.
Employee Assistance Program
A confidential program available to employees for brief counseling, workplace consultations, work/life resources and community referrals and information.
The opportunity to have a meaningful impact on the state’s business climate is a benefit you will not find elsewhere. Our organization and our team reflect the diverse and multi-faceted makeup of Wisconsin’s communities. As an organization, we encourage our employees to grow professionally, providing regular training and encouraging employees to increase their knowledge, skills and abilities through external professional development. With ingenuity and authenticity, we build Wisconsin’s economic development success.
Open positions are posted on WEDC’s website for approximately 2−3 weeks. All applicants should receive a confirmation email once their application has been submitted. WEDC strives to communicate on a timely basis with all applicants as they advance through the hiring process.
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Not finding the right position? WEDC works collaboratively with an extended enterprise of economic development organizations. We encourage you to use the following resources to assist you with your job search and career development needs:
- State Department of Workforce Development (DWD)
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is a state agency charged with building and strengthening Wisconsin’s workforce in the 21st century and beyond.
- Wisconsin Regional Economic Development Organizations
Wisconsin is home to nine regional economic development organizations who work with WEDC to advance business growth within their specific communities.
- Job Center of Wisconsin
A Wisconsin-centered employment exchange available at no-cost to both employers and job seekers, linking employers in all parts of the state and in communities that border Wisconsin with anyone looking for a job.
- Veterans Employment Assistance
Provides a list of resources and guidance to Wisconsin veterans looking for employment assistance, education and technical training.