|Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development News Release|
|Wednesday, January 10, 2005
|News Media Contact
Racine – Governor Jim Doyle announced today the availability of additional reemployment services for workers who lost jobs or suffered reduced work hours as a result of increased imports. Eligible workers include all workers of Ganton Technologies, Inc., d/b/a Ganton Racine, Die Casting and Machining/Assembly Divisions, Sturtevant, Wisconsin.
“I am pleased that we are able to offer additional assistance to these workers. Wisconsin’s hard working and highly motivated workers have faced some tough economic times, and this additional funding will allow us to get these folks back into the workforce,” Governor Doyle said. “These individuals and their families need and deserve this assistance.”
The services, administered by the Department of Workforce Development (DWD), are available through local Job Centers. The services are funded through the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program. They include retraining and reemployment services tailored to meet the needs of the individual workers. Major activities and services for which these workers may qualify are:
“This federal funding will increase our capacity to serve all workers in the area, as we reconnect unemployed workers to employment as quickly as possible,” said DWD Secretary Roberta Gassman.
Individuals interested in receiving reemployment assistance should contact
a local Job Center or visit the DWD Internet site http://www.dwd.state.wi.us/dws/programs/dislocated/default.htm.
Call 888/258-9966 toll-free to find the nearest Job Center location.
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