Stories tagged: "immigrant workers"


As Wisconsin employers continue to search for workers, a new study has found that the pandemic has hit one portion of the state's workforce especially hard — those over 55.
‘People Don’t Want to Work’? Maybe They Just Retired Rather Than Expose Themselves to COVID.

Wisconsin already had a Baby Boomer retirement crisis on its hands, the pandemic has only exacerbated the ongoing workforce losses.

The post-war economic boom of the 1950s and 60s sharply increased Wisconsin crop production. In this photo from the Wisconsin Historical Society, Latino farm workers hoe a cucumber field near Wautoma in 1967.
From Farms to Factories to New Businesses, Latinos Have Made a Mark on Wisconsin’s Economy for More Than a Century

'Impossible to talk about the state's economic health' without giving credit to decades of workers and new residents.

Alondra Garcia
‘It’s About Time’: Wisconsin Advocates Say Immigration Reform Needs to Happen Now

About 75,000 undocumented immigrants live in Wisconsin, many working “essential” jobs that put them at high risk of COVID-19.

JBS Packerland meatpacking plant in Green Bay, WI
Health Official Faults Workers for Outbreak

No criticism of working conditions for Brown Co. meatpackers.

The JBS Packerland meat processing facility in Green Bay, WI
‘Hell Yes, That’s a Concern’: Meatpackers Allowed to Stay Open as Cases Rise

Evers comments as cases double in Brown County after outbreaks at three processing plants.