On July 30, The Daily Reporter wrote an article regarding training dollars shrinking in the state of Wisconsin. The article referenced a skills gap and shortage of workers trained in certain areas.
Published: July 30, 2012
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The chairman of Gov. Scott Walker’s Council on Workforce Investment posed a simple question during its meeting Thursday in downtown Madison.
The chair of Gov. Scott Walker’s Council on Workforce Investment posed a simple question during its meeting Thursday in downtown Madison.
Local unemployment rates rose in all of Wisconsin’s major cities and in most counties last month.
Wisconsin lost about 1,000 construction jobs in June, reflecting ongoing struggles in the sector and weak job growth in the state and the nation.
Wisconsin lost an estimated 11,700 private sector jobs in June and the unemployment rate rose to 7 percent, the state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday.
New jobs numbers published Thursday are in line with those Gov. Scott Walker released early, just before his recall election, but they also show that Wisconsin was among the states with the worst records of job creation last year.
The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a $2 million grant to help about 755 workers affected by the closure of four Wisconsin manufacturers.
Unemployment rates crept up in most major Wisconsin cities last month, while most counties saw unemployment drop.
Wisconsin added 900 private-sector jobs last month as the state’s unemployment rate held steady, the state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday.