Wisconsin Looks To Address Long-Term And Short-Term Workforce Challenges

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

State Faces Workforce Shortages Due To Economic Conditions, Demographics

It will take a range of approaches to address the state's long- and short-term workforce needs, according to Wisconsin's secretary of workforce development.

Ray Allen said that with the latest unemployment rate at a record-low 2.8 percent, his agency is working to help employers fill immediate openings.

An ad campaign from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. is aimed at attracting more veterans and young workers from other Midwestern states to Wisconsin.

Allen also said his agency and others are also planning to expand a program where state officials visit military bases to talk about job opportunities with servicemembers.

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