This week we announced another step in our effort to strengthen the economy and grow jobs, by getting workers the skills that they need to qualify for great, family-supporting positions available here in Wisconsin.
The Department of Workforce Development is now accepting applications for Wisconsin Fast Forward grants. These grants support innovative training that is demand-driven by employers.
Eligible industries - that have jobs available now, but not enough skilled workers to fill them - include manufacturing and small manufacturing businesses with 50 or fewer employees, construction, and customer service. Grants will be awarded to businesses in these industries to provide training for the unemployed or underemployed.
The goal is not only to help those out of work transition back into the workforce, but also assist people looking for a better job, with a bigger paycheck.
It is no surprise to me that Prince Ronald the Delusional continues to peddle the snake oil that is Obamacare.
"It’s an all-too familiar story," Kind said. “I’m not here to convince anyone that the Affordable Care Act is a perfect bill; it’s not. But it’s what we have right now in place and we’ve got to learn what’s working and what isn’t working and make changes and adjustments along the way.”
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Bell Ring Challenge 2013 for The Salvation Army
Pam J has volunteered to schedule the Bell Ringing Shifts for The Salvation Army on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 10 am - 8 pm.
Pam J / GPS / Albert R are Ringing Bells for the entire 10 hours on Saturday Dec. 14, 2013.
Our Challenge is: "If I Can Ring 10, You Can Ring 2!"
Pam J is asking for 2 hours or share a 4 hour shift with a partner for fun, frivolity and rest breaks.
You can bring your own Christmas Music to play while you ring.
The locations still available on Dec. 14, 2013 are:
Woodmans, JC Penneys, Macys, Sears, Sams Club, Hobby Lobby,
Bridgeview Shopko, Bridgeview Walgreens, Festival Copeland,
Walgreens West Ave., Kmart, Festival Village ,
Walmart South LaCrosse, Walmart Food South LaCrosse
"If I Can Ring 10, You Can Ring 2!"
Send an email to Pam at: email@example.com
Sign up, Pam will confirm or send a list of 2 or 4 hour shifts available!
PLEASE: Help or forward to someone who you know who can!
* Catholic Charities Food Pantry, (608) 782-0710 is in need of donations of all types. Canned or box soups, stews, tuna, breakfast cereal, jams or jelly, toilet paper, tissues, liquid hand soap, laundry detergent, body wash and feminine products. Please drop off items at 3710 East Avenue South, La Crosse, from 8:30-4:00 Mon-Thurs.
* Onalaska Food Basket, (next to the Onalaska American Legion Club), 731 Sand Lake Road, (608) 783-7722 is in need of hamburger/tuna helper, stew, canned tomato products, peanut butter, cream soups, vegetable soups, tomato soups, beans and pasta. Thank you for your generosity.