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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

Tuesday, December 29, 2015
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DWD Awarded American Institute for Full Employment's 2015 Full Employment Award

Wisconsin Program Improves Reemployment Services for UI Claimants

MADISON – Noting improvements in Wisconsin's Reemployment Services for UI Claimants that will more effectively expand and improve reemployment services for those seeking work, the American Institute for Full Employment has awarded the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) it's 2015 Full Employment Award. Each year, the American Institute for Full Employment gives its Full Employment Award to a state that demonstrates exceptional commitment and innovation in helping Unemployment Insurance (“UI”) claimants return to work and avoid long-term unemployment.

"The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development is committed to helping employees who are out of work through no fault of their own move quickly into new employment," DWD Secretary Reggie Newson said. "The enhanced Re-employment Services (RES) project is one way in which we are carrying out Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's vision to ensure that anyone who wants a job can find a job right here in Wisconsin. We are honored to be recognized as a best practice model for other states as we continue to invest in programs to help working families move from government dependence to true independence through the dignity of work."

Institute President, John Courtney said: “With the continuing slow recovery of the job market, it is more important than ever that job seekers are provided with the right tools to prepare them to effectively navigate the job market. Wisconsin is one of a growing number of states that have developed new programs that efficiently provide their UI claimants with increased connection with job search readiness services that not only helps job seekers land jobs more quickly, but also helps them avoid long-term unemployment”.

To learn more about the RES program operating in Wisconsin, visit http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/det/res/ or http://www.fullemployment.org

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