|Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development News Release|
|Tuesday, November 22, 2005
|News Media Contact
Madison – 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 South Central Workforce Development Board.
The board received an additional $500,000 to assist dislocated workers from several area employers, including: Admanco, Applied Molded Products, APV Crepaco, Arimon, Big Joe Manufacturing, and 45 other companies. The grant has also been expanded to include workers from CUNA Mortgage and CUNA Mutual. A total of 446 workers will be served in the project with the total amount of funding now reaching $1,027,733.
“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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