2022 Legislative Council Study Committee on Increasing Offender Employment Opportunities

On September 29, 2022, the Legislative Council Study Committee on Increasing Offender Employment Opportunities will meet. Agenda: Presentation by Workforce Development Boards Presentation by National Conference of State Legislatures • Presentation by Adam Procell, Community Engagement Specialist, Partners in Hope Presentation by Devon Kurtz, Criminal Justice Policy Manager, The Cicero Institute

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Campaign 2022: President Joe Biden to Visit Milwaukee

On September 5, 2022, President Joe Biden traveled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The President will delivered remarks celebrating Labor Day and the dignity of American workers. Video Source: TMJ4 News. Others speaking: Liz Shuler, President of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Secretary Marty Walsh, U.S. Department of Labor Governor Tony Evers Eduardo Marquez, […]

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2022 Legislative Council Study Committee on Increasing Offender Employment Opportunities

On August 30, 2022, the Legislative Council Study Committee on Increasing Offender Employment Opportunities held a meeting. This study committee is directed to review existing impediments to employment and job training for individuals who are incarcerated or recently released and to recommend legislation following its review. The committee explored ways to expand connections between private […]

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News Conference: DWD Briefing on Statewide Labor Market Data for July 2022

On August 18, 2022, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development offered an online media briefing following the release of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) preliminary employment estimates for July 2022 provided by Dennis Winters, DWD chief economist. The briefing covered the statewide unemployment rate, total nonfarm jobs, labor force participation rate and some high-level […]

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Be Bold Wisconsin Tomorrow Action Accelerator: Workforce Recruitment, Attraction and Retention Summit

On August 11, 2022, Competitive Wisconsin, Inc. and Be Bold Action Accelerator hosted a summit dedicated to helping local leaders focus on opportunities to utilize ARPA funds for long-term impacts on Workforce Recruitment, Retention & Attraction. Agenda: Scope of Challenges and Opportunities: David Minor, Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce, Dale Knapp, Forward Analytics, Wisconsin Counties […]

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Governor's Council on Migrant Labor

On August 3, 2022, the Governor’s Council on Migrant Labor held a meeting. The Council advises the Governor on issues affecting Migrant Seasonal Farm Workers (MSFW’s). Duties of the Council include advising the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) on matters affecting migrant workers, ascertaining working conditions of migrants, ensuring coordination of federal and state statutes […]

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2022 Legislative Council Study Committee on Occupational Licenses

On August 2, 2022, the Legislative Council Study Committee on Occupational Licenses held a meeting. This study committee is directed to review the current occupational licensing system administered by the Department of Safety and Professional Services. The committee shall review prior recommendations made by the department regarding any current laws requiring occupational credentials that may […]

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Newsmakers: Wisconsin Workforce Updates from DWD Secretary-Designee Amy Pechacek

On July 25, 2022, Newsmakers Host Lisa Pugh sat down with the Department of Workforce Development Secretary-designee Amy Pechacek to discuss workforce issues and how regional solutions are addressing significant labor force challenges. Wisconsin’s economy is facing the same challenges as other states including record-high inflation and workforce shortages, but the state’s strengths and strategies […]

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Newsmakers: Wisconsin Workforce Updates from DWD Secretary-Designee Amy Pechacek

On July 25, 2022, Newsmakers Host Lisa Pugh sat down with the Department of Workforce Development Secretary-designee Amy Pechacek to discuss workforce issues and how regional solutions are addressing significant labor force challenges. Wisconsin’s economy is facing the same challenges as other states including record-high inflation and workforce shortages, but the state’s strengths and strategies […]

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