WSU plans expo for displaced workers

Staff report

FAIRBORN — Wright State University has announced significant cuts to employment and will stage a career expo to help displaced workers.

The expo on June 27 is for employees whose jobs are eliminated. The university’s human resources department will match employees with local companies and higher education employers in need of the workers’ skills or experience.

The expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2455 Presidential Drive, Fairborn.

Businesses interested in participating in the career expo should contact Jennifer Kostic at 937-775-2919 or by June 16.

Wright State employees impacted by personnel changes can expect to be notified starting the week of June 12.

The fiscal year 2018 budget, which begins July 1, will include significant cuts to Wright State personnel and operations. The Board of Trustees will vote on the budget at its public budget workshop on June 8.

Wright State Human Resources will offer flexible coaching for displaced employees. The department’s goal is to provide departing employees guidance and support that aligns with their career paths and interests.

The university will provide tuition remission for impacted employees and their immediate dependents for two years following their separation date from the university.

Human Resources will also provide counseling, resume reviews, interviewing critiques and skills assessment to employees whose jobs are eliminated.

Employees losing their jobs will be able to use work time to seek other job opportunities.

Human Resources will provide free career management sessions for impacted employees with Lee Hecht Harrison, a leading career transition and outplacement solutions firm.

Human Resources is also offering regular services to all university employees during this transition period, including: free counseling sessions, workplace and personal development sessions through the IMPACT Solutions Faculty and Staff Assistance Program; and Tai Chi, meditation and self-regulation and relaxation techniques with Employee Wellness.

Human Resources has developed workshops for community members on resilience, change management, team building and coaching. Workshops can be requested through your dean or vice president’s office to your respective HR business partner.

Wright State employees with questions can contact Human Resources at 937-775-2120 or

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