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        November   2018 
In this issue
 Remains at Record Low
According to numbers released on October 18th, Wisconsin's preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in September remained unchanged at 3%. This is a record-breaking 8th consecutive month that the unemployment rate has been at or below 3 percent. In May, Wisconsin recorded its record low unemployment rate of 2.8%.
From September 2017 to September 2018, Wisconsin added a statistically significant 35,900 private-sector jobs and a statistically significant 22,800 manufacturing jobs. 
Temptation Trivia  
This company was one of the early pioneers of the internet in the mid-1990s. 

It originally provided dial up service to millions of Americans, as well as providing a web portal, email, internet messaging, and later a web browser. 

This company's marketing campaign involved distributing CDs offering "free hours" of internet access, and at one point, 50% of the CDs produced worldwide were for this company.
What is the name of this early internet service provider, and the catchy acronym they go by?    
If you know the answer, call or email your local branch office by noon this Friday.  One winner in each branch will be chosen at random from those that answered correctly, and that person will get treats delivered. 
Last issue answer: The "found footage" supernatural horror film that cost $60,000 to make and grossed $250 MILLION 
worldwide was The Blair Witch Project.
Carrie Weber
Senior Staffing Specialist
18 years
Jordyn Roe
Administrative Assistant
1 year

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Fun Facts  
The Holler House in Milwaukee, WI has been around since 1908, and is home to the oldest sanctioned bowling lanes in the country (and possibly the world). 

This place is so old school they still use human pin setters. 


Celebrating 45 Years of Staffing Excellence!

Flex-Staff Turns 45!  
The year was 1973...  George Foreman was the heavyweight boxing champ, a first-class postage stamp cost 8 cents, gold was selling for a record $95 per ounce, and Bill and Carol Hackbarth purchased a franchise of the permanent placement company "Dunhill" in Rockford, Illinois.  From these
humble beginnings, the company we know today as Flex-Staff got its start.  
In 1977 the Hackbarths purchased a second Dunhill f ranchise in Appleton, WI, and continued to operate both offices until 1980 when they sold the Rockford location to focus on the growing Appleton market.  In 1986 the association with Dunhill was dropped and the company began servicing clients under the name "Flex-Staff."
Bill and Carol Hackbarth continued to run Flex-Staff until their retirement at the end of 2005, at which time Bill's son Mike Hackbarth and Carol's son Steve Kamrowski purchased the company.     
Today, 45 years after placing our first employee, Flex-Staff has offices in Appleton, Chilton, Manitowoc, Stevens Point, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Sheboygan, and Fond du Lac, and provides thousands of employees for direct placement, temp to hire, and temporary positions every year.       

             Steve Kamrowski                     Mike Hackbarth
One Minute Ideas
Secrets to Achieving Success in Life
1.  Get (and stay) out of your comfort zone - Not much happens of any significance when we're in our comfort zone.
2.  Never give up - Almost nothing works the first time it's attempted. Just because what you're doing does not seem to be working, doesn't mean it won't work. It just means that it might not work the way you're doing it. 
3.  When you're ready to quit, you're closer than you think - The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.
4.  Accept the worst thing that could happen - Make it a point to quantify what the worst outcome could be. Very seldom will the worst consequence be anywhere near as bad as a cloud of "undefined consequences."
5.  Take things a day at a time - No matter how difficult your situation is, you can get through it if you don't look too far into the future, and focus on the present moment.
6.  Always be moving forward - Never stop investing. Never stop improving. Never stop doing something new.  Make it your goal to be better each and every day, in some small way.
7.  Measure everything of significance - Anything that is measured and watched, improves.
8.  Anything that is not managed will deteriorate - If you want to uncover problems you don't know about, take a few moments and look closely at the areas you haven't examined for a while.
9.  Solve your own problems - You'll find that by coming up with your own solutions, you'll develop a competitive edge. 
10.  Don't take yourself too seriously - At least half of what we accomplish is due to luck. None of us are in control as much as we like to think we are.
From 16 Rules to Live by - Bob Parsons  
One Pot Turkey Tetrazzini 
2 T olive oil
1 t butter
2 t minced garlic
1 small yellow onion, chopped
6 oz. white mushrooms, washed and sliced
2 C chicken or vegetable stock
2 C whole milk
2 T cornstarch
1 t salt, divided
1/2 t ground black pepper, divided
8 oz. spaghetti noodles (or your pasta of choice), dry
2 C turkey meat, diced
1/4 C sour cream
1/2 C grated Parmesan cheese
In a large saucepan or skillet with lid, heat up oil and butter. Add garlic and onion and saute until onion is almost translucent. Add mushrooms, season with salt and pepper, and cook until soft. In a small mixing bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together milk and cornstarch. Add salt and pepper, and whisk. Set aside. To mushroom mixture in skillet, add diced turkey meat, dry spaghetti noodles (which can be broken in half, if necessary), or other pasta, chicken or vegetable stock, and cornstarch mixture. Stir well. Make sure all noodles are submerged in liquid. Bring mixture to boil, then lower the heat to medium-low and simmer covered, stirring often until the noodles are done, about 12 to 14 minutes. Remove from heat. Let cool for 5 minutes. Add sour cream and Parmesan cheese, and stir well. Serve immediately.  




Inspirational Quote
 Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.  If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough. - Oprah Winfrey