|Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development News Release|
|Tuesday, November 22, 2005
|News Media Contact
Fox Valley – Governor Jim Doyle and Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Roberta Gassman announced today that local Workforce Development Boards will receive nearly $2.2 million in Dislocated Worker grants to assist unemployed workers in finding new employment or new job skills.
A subcommittee of the Governor-appointed Council on Workforce Investment has allocated $2,197,167 to several local workforce development boards, including the Fox Valley Workforce Development Board.
The Fox Valley board has received an additional $168,836 to augment an existing grant to serve workers from Riverside Paper Corporation; Advanced Data-Comm; Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation; Emjay Corporation; Rippin’ Good (Bremner, Inc.), Westra Construction, Inc.; and, funding for three new groups of workers from Kimberly-Clark Corporation; Deluxe Plastics. Inc.; and Tecumseh Products. A total of 197 workers will be served as a result of the increased funding, bringing the total grant award to $503,553.
“Despite recent job growth in Wisconsin, in some regions of the state, there are people still struggling to get back to work,” Governor Doyle said. “This additional funding will provide a continuation of services for these dislocated workers as they seek to further their education and increase their skills to get back into the workforce.”
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