|Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development News Release|
|Tuesday, November 22, 2005
|News Media Contact
LaCrosse – 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 Workforce Connections, Inc. in the Western Wisconsin Workforce Development Area.
Workforce Connections, Inc. has received an additional $118,483 to continue to serve additional workers laid off from Trane Company in La Crosse. These funds means services can continue for workers from Northern Automotive, Rayovac, LaCrosse Footwear, Brenner Tank, Invensys (Best Power), Fleming, and Isola Laminates. A total of 240 workers will be served in the project with the total funding of $246,892.
“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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