Stories tagged: "working poor"

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.

Workers in health care, hospitality, food processing and other industries say the Wisconsin Supreme Court order to kill the safer at home rules will make workplaces less safe.
Killing ‘Safer at Home’ Means a Lot of People Won’t Feel Safer at Work

Progress made in containing coronavirus in Wisconsin may already be backsliding

Melissa Janssen loads meals packaged by Eau Claire school district staff Friday into another container to bring to families who have school-age children but lack transportation to pick up the meals at distribution sites. Janssen and other volunteers are delivering meals to a growing number of families in need while schools are closed because of COVID-19 concerns. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Beyond Business Bailouts: Getting Aid to People in Need

Volunteers bring aid to the disabled, non-drivers, and those living paycheck to paycheck who just lost their paycheck

Misty Ingersoll hopes to move herself and her three children from run-down Maples Mobile Home Park in Eau Claire to a nicer house of their own. But a likely reduction in Ingersoll’’s work hours at Taco John’s because of coronavirus concerns could make receiving a loan for that purchase a challenge, she said. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Families Fear Coronavirus Could Destroy Them Financially

Outbreak could break the bank for lower-wage workers, potential home buyers, parents needing new daycare options

Wall Street's bulls are more prevalent in Manhattan than Wisconsin
No Bull Market for Many Wisconsin Families

Wall Street records and rosy headlines fail to capture the growing gaps faced by working poor

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Working Poor Have to Work Harder to Find Holiday Cheer

Wall Street records are not translating to everyone on Main Street.