by Heather Asiyanbi
Governor Scott Walker Wednesday signed into a law a bill to help unemployed young adults find jobs.
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Weatherston, R-Caledonia, the law spells out a program that subsidizes businesses in high-unemployment areas to hire jobless workers.
Walker signed the bill at Burlington Graphic Systems, 2600 Chicory Road, according to a story in The Journal Times. The governor told the paper the bill had “overwhelming bipartisan support.”
The state Department of Children and Families will administer disbursements, but wages are expected to be at least minimum wage.
Weatherston said 4,000 people participated in the Milwaukee version of the Transitional Jobs programs, and 3,000 are still employed.