Stories tagged: "worker shortage"


Senate President Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) speaks during a press conference unveiling a Republican legislative package that would make it harder to access unemployment benefits and BadgerCare. GOP lawmakers claimed the bills will help address the worker shortage. (Screenshot via WisEye)
Public Assistance Would Be Harder to Access Under GOP Bills

Despite a record-low unemployment rate, Republican lawmakers want to make it harder for unemployed and low-income people to access public assistance under the guise of addressing the worker shortage.

Chippewa Falls resident Sharon Stephens examines a blanket that depicts the Chippewa Valley region while shopping Monday at The Local Store in downtown Eau Claire. The small business and others across Wisconsin report strong recent sales, but many also report continuing to struggle to make up for losses incurred during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Wisconsin’s Small Businesses Are Doing Great. Who Should Get the Credit?

Kleefisch says Evers’ “leadership stinks” but acknowledges small businesses are recovering “far faster than we ever could have hoped.”

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Evers Puts $60M in COVID Relief Toward Workforce Development

A dozen projects across Wisconsin will get funding, from Eau Claire to Kenosha, under Evers’ plan for the money.

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.

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The Pandemic Has Increased Worker Value Among Employers, but Help Still Needed to Address Shortage

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. is working with the Evers Administration to invest $100 million in community infrastructure to attract more workers to state.

Becky Cooper in Bounce Milwaukee
How Does This Milwaukee Business Plan to Address the Worker Shortage? A Union.

Bounce Milwaukee is proactively seeking a union contract on behalf of its own workers in advance of its reopening.