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Pandemic-Related Benefits Payments End Saturday

WISCONSIN –  Various economic benefits, available to residents through the federal American Rescue Plan Act, will officially end this Saturday (Sept. 4). These benefit payments were created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The benefits, administered through the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD), include an additional $300 per week in unemployment benefits as well […]

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State Applies for Fed Unemployment Grant; Could Add $300 to Weekly Benefit

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development on Friday applied for federal funding that could add $300 to the weekly unemployment benefits received by eligible residents. The grant application is for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Lost Wages Assistance Program, a disaster relief intuitive that includes assistance to workers who have lost jobs because of the […]

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Following denials, laid-off Wisconsin workers with disabilities now eligible for federal pandemic aid

Potentially hundreds of laid-off Wisconsin workers with disabilities are now eligible for federal aid that other unemployed workers have received during the pandemic. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) on Monday said it would begin offering Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)  — a program under Congress’ disaster stimulus bill — to people who lost their […]

Posted inEye on Employment

Editorial: Making up with manufacturing

Plans for Wisconn Valley — anchored by a 20 million-square-foot manufacturing plant for Foxconn Technology Group — will change the region, but it’s also a sign of a bigger phenomenon. We are the cheap labor source compared to Japan, Mexico, Germany, Canada, and China. But that seems to be a largely self-created problem. We make more […]

Posted inBreakingCommunity

Years Of Unpaid Lunches and Breaks at Heart of Wheaton Franciscan Complaints

Employees at Wheaton Franciscan Hospital-All Saints have filed complaints with the state and received back pay from Wheaton over discrepancies with their paychecks that had occurred — in some cases — for two years. Four employees from Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints have filed complaints with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development for not being paid for lunches that they […]

Posted inBusiness

$7.5 Million In Employer-led Training Grants Available For Businesses

Racine, Kenosha and Walworth county businesses looking to beef up their worker training programs can apply for grants through the Southeastern Wisconsin Workforce Development Board and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Job Service. The two workforce development organizations will host a regional employer information session about the Wisconsin Fast Forward grants from 7:30 to […]