|Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development News Release|
|Friday, June 24, 2005
|News Media Contact
Madison – Governor Jim Doyle announced today that the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) will distribute an additional $134,258 in National Emergency Grant (NEG) funding to further assist former employees of American Girl, Inc., and Rockwell Automation in Eau Claire, and Celestica in Chippewa Falls.
The new NEG award will bring the total funding of job services for former employees of the three businesses to $504,160. The grant money will help them learn new job skills and provide job search and support services as they pursue new careers. The initial grant of $369,902 was announced last fall. As many as 115 former employees of the three firms are expected to receive services with the NEG funding through September of 2006.
“Although our economy is growing and creating jobs, workers in some areas of our state are struggling to re-enter the workforce,” Governor Doyle said. “They are determined to find work and make a new start. Our hope is that these additional emergency funds will provide the training and support they need to find good-paying jobs, support their families and share in our growing economy.”
The services are being provided locally through job centers in the Chippewa Valley. To find the nearest job center, visit the Wisconsin Job Center Directory at http://www.dwd.wisconsin.gov.
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