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Scott Walker, Governor
Reginald J. Newson, Secretary

Department of Workforce Development
Secretary's Office

201 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Telephone: (608) 266-3131
Fax: (608) 266-1784
Email: sec@dwd.wisconsin.gov

Monday, April 13, 2015
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DWD Secretary Highlights Governor's Workforce Agenda in Waukesha

WAUKESHA – During a presentation today to members of the Waukesha Rotary, Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson highlighted programs in which employers and workers are reaping the economic rewards of Governor Walker's comprehensive workforce agenda, resulting in a stronger Wisconsin economy.

"In Waukesha County and other regions across Wisconsin, thousands of workers are developing the skills needed for good-paying jobs that employers have available today, thanks to the investments being made under Governor Walker's leadership," Secretary Newson said during the Rotary's luncheon meeting. "At the same time, employers are finding the talent they need to expand and stay competitive in the global economy."

Secretary Newson cited examples of the more than $100 million that Governor Walker has invested in workforce development during the 2013-15 budget cycle, such as:

Governor Walker's proposed 2015-17 State Budget includes several additional investments in Workforce Readiness Initiatives including:

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