|Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development News Release|
|Thursday, June 24, 2004
|News Media Contact
Madison – Governor Jim Doyle announced today that eight of Wisconsin’s 11 Workforce Development Boards will receive $2.8 million in Special Response Grant federal funds to assist dislocated workers in finding new employment or new job skills.
"Despite recent positive reports of job growth, some Wisconsin workers are still struggling to get back into the workforce in various regions of the state," Governor Doyle said. "This additional funding will provide a continuance of services for these dislocated workers as they seek to further their education or increase their skills to get back into the workforce."
The funds will help approximately 1,680 dislocated workers in several Wisconsin counties. DWD’s Dislocated Worker Unit requested the funds to provide continued services of assessment, case management, training, job development, placement, and supportive services such as relocation assistance, transportation, and child care. The funds will also help affected workers continue their education or expand their existing skill sets.
Below, is the list of Workforce Development Boards that will receive funds and the amount they will receive:
|Workforce Development Area||Grant Amount|
|Southeast Wisconsin WDA||$104,820|
|Fox Valley WDA||$123,339|
|West Central WDA||$267,871|
|South Central WDA||$392,631|
The Southwest, Bay Area, and Milwaukee Workforce Development Boards did not request grant funds. For more information about DWD’s dislocated worker program, visit the DWD web site at http://www.dwd.state.wi.us