|Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development News Release|
|Tuesday, November 22, 2005
|News Media Contact
Wis Rapids – 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 North Central Workforce Development Board, Inc.
The board was granted an additional $200,000 to continue to serve workers laid off from Trane Company in La Crosse. These funds will also allow for continuation of services to workers from Alumitech, Inc.; Bemis Manufacturing Company; Domtar and over 20 other companies. Two new groups were also approved for funding including Wausau Papers Corporation and K-mart in Rhinelander. A total of 275 will be served in the project with the total amount of funding climbing to $600,000.
“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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