|Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development News Release|
|Tuesday, November 22, 2005
|News Media Contact
Menomonie – 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 areas, including Workforce Resources, Inc. in West Central Wisconsin.
Workforce Resources, Inc. received an additional $700,000 to continue services to workers from American Tool Company, Donaldson’s, Nelson/Fleetguard Muffler and 28 other companies. Two new groups were approved for funding including Kolpak and Lakeside Nursing. A total of 463 workers will be served as a result of the increased funding which brings the total grant award to $950,000.
“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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