The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is now accepting applications for Wisconsin Fast Forward grants. Wisconsin Fast Forward includes $15 million in grants for employer-led worker training programs. The intent is to provide essential assistance that cannot be met through an existing program. Grants will be awarded to maximize the impact of funds in catalyzing local collaboration and also to encourage the development of sustained pipelines that directly align with employer needs.
The Senate and Assembly have adjourned their last regular sessions for 2013. Both houses had busy agendas as they moved to get bills passed before the end of the calendar year.
WisconsinEye’s Steve Walters sat down with Ann Coakley and Larry Lynch of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to get an update on the application for the Gogebic Taconite mine proposal in Ashland and Iron counties.
A new study from the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX) takes a look at job growth rates across the state rather than considering the state as a whole. The study paints a clearer picture of where Wisconsin is at jobs-wise and how it compares to the rest of the nation.
The devastation caused by Super Typhoon “Haiyan” in the Philippines and tornadoes in the Midwest has prompted many relief organizations to ramp up their efforts to raise funds to help the storm victims. But in times of such a tragedy, legitimate relief organizations aren’t the only ones that ask for donations, warns the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI).