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John Wedl– Chief Placement Officer

JOHN_BWJohn has over twenty years of providing placement and staffing services to clients of all career backgrounds and needs. John spent over ten years with companies like Robert Half International and Techies.com in a variety of staffing and recruitment position as well as variety of managerial roles. John has a BS degree in Business Management from Saint John’s University, and volunteers his time with area Job Transition Groups. John also is Past President of MARP (Minnesota Association of Rehabilitation Providers).


Katherine – Sr. Job Placement Specialist—Spanish Speaking

KATHERINE_BW_smKatherine has been with WPS since 2005 and speaks, writes, and translates fluently in Spanish. Katherine has a BA degree in Business and Spanish from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, NY. She has a Human Resources background in Staffing, Candidate Sourcing, and Networking. Katherine works with both Spanish and English speaking clients, as well as offering Translation Services (Spanish), Job Development, Job Seeking Skills Training, and Labor Market Surveys.


Karen – Job Placement Specialist

karen_BWKaren has over 15 years of experience in the staffing and placement industry in the twin cities market. Karen has worked with many companies in a wide array of industries and continues to grow her network. She has experience in recruiting and staffing consultative roles working with companies like Target, Doherty, techies.com and Entegee. Karen has focused on networking, staffing, sourcing, training and job development. Karen has a BA degree in Business & Human Resources from Minnesota State University.


RoxAnne – Job Placement Specialist-LTD

RoxanneBWSmRoxAnne has over fifteen years of recruitment experience ranging from third party recruitment of Accounting and Finance professionals at Robert Half Inc. to corporate recruitment of Supply Chain and Logistics professionals with Target Corporation. RoxAnne has worked with hundreds of candidates helping them be more competitive job seekers and how to advance their careers. Prior to recruiting, RoxAnne practiced Accounting for six years specializing in general ledger accounting and tax. RoxAnne received a Bachelors Degree from St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN. Majoring in Accounting and Business.

Rosemary – Sr. Job Developer

ROSIE_BW_smRosemary has provided Job Development Skills for over sixteen years. In addition, she provided supportive work services to physically and mentally disabled clients for twenty-two years. She has a Bachelor Degree from Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN. Majoring in Human Services / Minor in Psychology.


Jolanta – Job Developer, Labor Market Specialist

JOLANTA_BWJolanta has 15 years experience in managing, staffing, sourcing and recruiting for industrial, administrative and healthcare positions. She was a high volume recruiter for a local placement agency and was promoted to Manager staffing administrative and customer service jobs. In her next role as a Branch Manager she provided sales and recruiting services for Nursefinders, a national nurse staffing company. Jolanta has a BS degree in Biology from the University of Illinois in Chicago and an ABA-Approved Paralegal Certificate from the Minnesota Paralegal Institute.


Colleen, Job Placement Specialist

COLLEEN_BWColleen has been in the Minnesota workers compensation industry for over ten years and has expertise as a Placement Specialist and as a Job Developer, and Computer Trainer.  Colleen has industry experience in Sales, Real Estate and Mortgage and has also owned her own business for seven years.  Colleen attended Mankato State University as well as Normandale Community College studying Advertising.


Tammy, Job Placement Specialist-LTD

TammyBW2Tammy has over 14 years of experience in management, sales and recruiting. She has expertise in candidate sourcing, interviewing, training, and employee orientation. Tammy has an extensive sales background, specializing in cold calling and telephone sales, and is a result focused, persuasive communicator. In the past, Tammy has worked as a Branch Manager at CitiFinancial, where she oversaw multiple sales efforts. She has a network of connections in the mortgage industry, and a wide knowledge of the transportation industry. She attended Minnesota State University, majoring in Psychology.

Lynn, Job Developer

Lynn has been workingLYNN_BW_sm in the Workers Compensation industry for over eight years as a Job Developer and Placement Specialist. Prior to that, Lynn has over 15 years of
experience working with various agents, clients and customers through her work in the health insurance and service industries. Lynn has a BA degree in Communications from the College of St. Catherine and an AA degree from Lakewood Community College.


Bobette Berno

BOBETTE_BWBobette has over 25 years experience in the staffing and recruiting industries.  With a strong sales and marketing background, she has a passion for building personal and professional brands as well as teaching others how to strategically sell themselves.  Bobette graduated with honors from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN with a degree in Business Administration and an English minor.