Workforce Connections, located in La Crosse, Wis., a private nonprofit organization that has been providing opportunities for individuals in obtaining employment since 1983. It assists job seekers, workers and the youth by offering job search assistance and skills training. The organization serves businesses and job seekers. It provides business services, such as recruitment, retention and career transition, and labor market information and a customized employee database. It also offers data for businesses regarding labor market information, including prevailing wages, surveys on impacts of expanding and reducing work force, compatibility indices and reports on various corporate fields. Workforce Connections provides a soft skills curriculum for new hires at entry-level positions. Its training is offered in specific modules with comprehensive employee orientation and its curriculum includes understanding key elements of customer service, recognizing communication styles, usaging communication tools, and time and stress management.