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Boom or Bust?

Posted in In the News on September 17, 2014

Boom or Bust? Economic support experts point to skills gap, saying job training is best way to pull poor above poverty…

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15 North Central WI manufacturers taking part in $192,000 training grant

Posted in In the News on August 21, 2014

Citing Merit Gear in Antigo as a good example, Department of Workforce Development Secretary described Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) worker training initiative as having a major impact, benefiting workers, their families and employers in communities across Wisconsin…

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Rep. Katrina Shankland: Help available for displaced workers

Posted in In the News on August 12, 2014

Being laid off from your job can be traumatic, confusing and difficult. But dislocated workers in Portage County do not have to go it alone — there are resources and programs to help them make the transition back into the workforce as quickly as possible. With the news of the upcoming Roundy’s Copps Distribution Center closure, local elected officials, business partners and education providers are working together to respond to the closure and identify services to help the soon-to-be displaced Roundy’s workers. I recently co-hosted a meeting with the North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board…

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Wisconsin Fast Forward – Round Three Highlights

Posted in In the News on August 5, 2014

DWD is seeking Wisconsin Fast Forward grant applications in the third round of grant opportunities. The nine occupations, with accompanying deadlines and dollar amounts include…

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President Obama Signs the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act!

Posted in In the News on July 22, 2014

It’s an exciting and important day for all of us who believe that re-investing in the most skilled and talented workforce in the world should be one of our nation’s top priorities. President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act…

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Former Employees Rebound after Mill Closure

Posted in In the News on July 22, 2014

About six years ago, the Domtar Paper Mill in Port Edwards shut its doors, leaving more than 500 workers without jobs. A recent report commissioned by the North Central WI Workforce Development Board, says those workers are bouncing back…

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Domtar ROI Report Presentation

Posted in In the News on June 26, 2014

Watch the video presentation for the Domtar Return-on-Investment Report featuring Eric Giordano, Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy & Service (WIPPS).

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Local employers brace for age-induced worker shortage

Posted in In the News on June 15, 2014

Bruce Trimble, employer services director for the North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board speaks to members of the South Area Business Association.

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Workforce Leaders visit North Central WI area to discuss Wisconsin Fast Forward & Blueprint for Prosperity

Posted in In the News on June 11, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2014 – Developing Wisconsin’s Workforce: DWD Highlights Governor’s Customized Worker Training Initiatives to Set Communities on Path to Prosperity MADISON – Department of Workforce Development…

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