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|Friday, June 26, 1998 |
Tommy G. Thompson
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Madison, Wis. -- The states Wisconsin Business Resource Network has been recognized by a federal agency for improved customer service through the better use of tools and technology, a state agency announced today.
The Network is a year-old Internet site containing information that Wisconsin business people need and want in an easy-to-use format, according to Linda Stewart of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD).
Stewart, the states Workforce Development Secretary, said the Network has been chosen by the U.S. Labor Department for a State Employment Security Customer Service Award.
John R. Beverly, director of the U.S. Employment Service, said in the federal agencys announcement that the Network was an example of "the innovation and productivity that can be harnessed to benefit our customers."
The Networks creation was proposed by the Governors Council for Workforce Excellence. DWD maintains the Network.
The Network is a one-stop data center providing links to nearly 600 business-related, government and private web sites. Information is organized in such categories as environmental issues, business development resources, statistical data, health and safety, busilding standards, codes and permit information, tax essentials, human resources and employment, and quality improvement.
The number of user "hits" (or Web pages chosen by visitors for review) is averaging 575 a day.
The site address is <http://helpbusiness-wi.com>
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