Tag Archive for Jobs

Real Wisconsin Job Numbers Show Another Loss

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There is “Real Wisconsin Cheese” and there is cheese in a can. In the same way, there are real labor statistics and there are fake labor statistics. On Wednesday, Reggie Newsen, the Secretary of the Department of Workforce Development (DWD), created a smokescreen with a set of job numbers that showed modest job growth in more »

Brokaw Paper Mill to Close, 450 Jobs Eliminated.

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The Wausau Daily Herald is reporting that Wausau Paper will be closing a paper mill in Brokaw, Wisconsin by March 31st of next year. About 450 employees will lose their jobs. The paper quoted Dave Eckmann, the economic development director for the Marathon County Development Corporation: The closure is expected to ripple throughout the Wausau more »

Wisconsin Leads Nation in Total Jobs Lost in October

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I reported last week that the state of Wisconsin lost 9,700 jobs in the month of October, based on figures released by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD). The Secretary of the DWD placed the blame for the losses on challenges in the national and global economies. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) more »

Governor Walker, Wausau Mayor Arrange $2.7 Million in Corporate Welfare to Buy 200 Jobs

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Wausau Mayor Jim Tipple and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker were on hand in Wausau Monday morning as the CEO of Collaborative Consulting, Bill Robichaud, announced plans for his company to locate 200 new jobs in Wausau over the next two years. Collaborative Consulting is based in Massachusetts and their CEO made the announcement after conducting more »

Job Craters and Carnival Rides

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Poking around the web, I found some projections authored in August 2010 by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Office of Economic Advisors (OEA). Their best guess is that Wisconsin will experience a net loss of 10% of all manufacturing jobs between 2008 and 2018. This is on top of the thousands of jobs more »

Scott Walker on “Big Government” and Occupy Wall Street

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Who does Fox and Friends’ Gretchen Carlson turn to to help her understand the Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Movement? Specifically, the entry of unions in the mix? None other than Wisconsin Governor Scott “Recall” Walker.  No surprise he’s still on his message that every single story is about private enterprise vs. “Big Government”. GRETCHEN more »