MADISON, Wis. — This week, Gov. Tony Evers visited Eau Claire, Stevens Point, Madison, Kenosha, Milwaukee, and Door County to announce 12 new regional projects that are designed to solve long-standing workforce challenges by creating apprenticeships, child care programs, and job opportunities across the state.
Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is at a record low and the state’s labor participation rate is one of the highest in the nation, but Gov. Evers knows there is still more work to do and that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to solving workforce challenges. That’s why he’s focused on listening to community leaders and investing in local projects.
Whether it’s hiring healthcare professionals in rural communities, expanding affordable child care, or creating a pipeline of skilled workers in southeast Wisconsin — Gov. Evers is investing in common sense solutions that are solving the state’s long-standing challenges and creating opportunities for businesses and workers.
See below for a roundup of coverage on Gov. Evers’ workforce projects.
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram: Evers announces millions in workforce grants in Eau Claire area
Racine Journal Times: Governor visits Kenosha to announce awarding of federal grant money
Kenosha News: Evers seeks immigration fix to address worker shortage
Milwaukee Business News: Gateway Technical College, Boys & Girls Clubs awarded millions for workforce development programs
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: 12 projects aimed at boosting Wisconsin’s workforce get $59.5M in federal funds
Wisconsin Examiner: Wisconsin awards $60M for big projects to ease workforce challenges