State lawmakers on Tuesday approved legislation that would invest millions of dollars in public and private money in Wisconsin startups despite criticism that the investment targets only limited industries.
Published: June 7, 2013
The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in May, a gain that shows employers are hiring at a still-modest but steady pace despite government spending cuts and higher taxes.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 11,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 346,000, a level consistent with steady job growth.
The Kohler Co. expects to begin construction later this summer on expanding its generator manufacturing plant in the town of Mosel.
A motion to change the state’s unemployment insurance system could cost the construction and manufacturing industries tens of millions of dollars in additional taxes, according to the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau.
Bills up for consideration Wednesday would take away business licenses from companies that have failed to make unemployment-insurance payments and would require financial institutions to provide the state with the financial records of the account holders that owe those payments.
A Schofield company is planning to expand in central Wisconsin and add several hundred manufacturing jobs over the next few years.
The state’s troubled economic-development agency has hired its fourth chief financial officer in two years.
Frac sand mining’s impact on job creation in Wisconsin’s sandy areas will be minimal, and communities must account for its potential economic drawbacks, according to a new report.
Gov. Scott Walker on Friday signed into law a bill creating a program that gives employers an alternative to laying off employees when work slows.