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

WEAU: Gov. Evers announces recipients of $59.5 million in workforce innovation grants

WKBT: Governor Tony Evers awards $9.4 million in grant money to University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

WKBT: Gov. Evers announces $29 million for Eau Claire workforce projects

WAOW: Funding program designed to create opportunities for workers statewide

TMJ4: Gov. Evers announces projects to address workforce challenges, several grants awarded in SE Wisconsin

TMJ4: UW System set to launch new college program for incarcerated Wisconsinites

Fox 6: Gov. Tony Evers in Kenosha, speaks on $60M in regional workforce funding

Fox 6: Wisconsin workforce challenges: $60M committed to finding solutions

CBS 58: Gov. Evers announces projects receiving about $60M to address state’s workforce challenges

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

UpNorthNews: Evers Puts $60M in COVID Relief Toward Workforce Development

Wisconsin Examiner: Wisconsin awards $60M for big projects to ease workforce challenges

Channel 3000: Operation Fresh Start receives $3.3 million dollar grant, aimed at helping local workforce shortage

Fox 47: Evers announces $60 million in grants to help workforce development

Cap Times: Tony Evers touts workforce investments in Madison

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