|Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development News Release|
|Tuesday, November 22, 2005
|News Media Contact
Waukesha – 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 Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington (WOW) Workforce Development Board.
The board has received an additional $500,000 to augment an existing grant to continue services to former workers of West Bend Corporation, Regal Ware; OmniQuip International, Inc.; and, Amcast Aluminum. Approximately 500 former employees will continue to receives services as a result of the increased funding, raising the total funding to WOW under the program to $1,150,000.
“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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