Our Staff

Collectively, WEDL’s staff has over 100 years of employment placement experience.  With backgrounds in recruiting, staffing, sales and marketing, WEDL placement professionals are well poised to cater to the individual needs of claimants including Spanish speakers.

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John Wedl

Founder and President

John has been providing placement and staffing services for over 25 years. Prior to founding WEDL Placement Services, he spent over ten years with Robert Half International and Techies.com in a variety of staffing, recruitment and 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 has presented on a variety of areas including Proactive job Search, Motivational interviewing, and how technology is changing the job search landscape and what Voc Rehab experts need to do to keep their claimants current and to increase RTW rates in the future! 

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Katherine

Spanish Speaking Sr. Job Placement Specialist

Katherine has been providing full-service job placement services with WPS since 2005; she speaks, writes, and translates fluently in Spanish. Katherine has a BA degree in Business and Spanish from the College of Mount Saint Vincent. Her background in Staffing, Candidate Sourcing, Networking and Translation helps her work with both Spanish and English speaking clients.

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RoxAnne

LTD Job Placement Specialist

RoxAnne has over 17 years experience in the Twin Cities staffing and placement industry. Her experience ranges from recruitment firms such as Robert Half to Corporate recruiting at Target Corporation. Since 2009, RoxAnne has been with WPS providing full-service job placement services. She has a BS degree in Accounting from St. Cloud State University. RoxAnne has a passion for helping people find their confidence again while transitioning back into the workforce.

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Bobette

Job Placement Specialist

Bobette 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 English.

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Tammy

LTD Job Placement Specialist

Tammy 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.  She attended Minnesota State University. 

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Colleen

Northern MN (Duluth) Job Placement Specialist

Colleen has been in the Minnesota workers compensation industry for over ten years and has expertise as a Placement Specialist, as well 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 and Normandale Community College studying Advertising.

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Karen

Job Placement Specialist

Karen has over 15 years of experience in the Twin Cities staffing and placement industry.  She has experience in recruiting and staffing consultative roles 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.

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Rosemary

Sr. Job Developer

Rosemary has provided Job Development services to WEDL’s claimants for over twelve 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.

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Kristi

Job Placement Specialist

Kristi has over seven years of experience with job placement, job development, and case management. She is a Global Career Development Facilitator with experience in coaching skills identification, advanced resume writing, behavioral interviewing skills and social media.  She has a BA in Psychology/Criminology from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.