Contact: Austin Altenburg
Madison, Wis. – Scott Walker is traveling the state during Manufacturing Month to highlight Wisconsin’s economic comeback and our record of results – including a record unemployment rate at or below 3 percent for seven months and more people in the workforce this year than ever before.
At each stop, Scott Walker is spotlighting our bold reforms that are building Wisconsin’s workforce. The governor’s work to increase skills training and support workforce development programs is helping individuals receive the targeted, hands-on training employers are looking for. Scott Walker’s bold reforms are getting positive things done for our state, and now we’re building on that success to keep Wisconsin working for generations to come.
Check out what’s in the news:
From Fox 11 News: “‘Companies like Ariens are exactly why manufacturing is so strong here in the state of Wisconsin,’ Walker said. ‘They’re companies that pay good wages, take care of their employees…that’s the kind of growth we see all over the state – more jobs, higher wages; something I’m particularly proud about.’”
From The Chippewa Herald: “‘It’s really important to focus on the abilities that people have, instead of getting consumed with what society considers a disability,’ Walker said. ‘Break that barrier down by finding the right place, the right work opportunity, and the right individual.’”
From the Appleton Post-Crescent: “Walker said he wants to expand vocational training for seventh- and either-graders and make investments in apprenticeships and technical schools, the UW system, private universities and worker training programs. He also wants to make it easier for more people to enter the workforce.”
From the Leader-Telegram: “As part of that message, Walker said he needs to remind people that more state residents are working in this state than ever before, and he is actively recruiting veterans from other states to move here and take some jobs.