Gov. Walker: Employers Looking For One Thing - WXOW News 19 La Crosse, WI – News, Weather and Sports |

Gov. Walker: Employers Looking For One Thing

Posted:
LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) -- Governor Scott Walker said eliminating some of the stigma surrounding certain careers, like manufacturing, will help grow a skilled workforce.

The Governor made that statement Tuesday morning at a 7 Rivers Region economic breakfast at the UW-La Crosse Cartwright Center. Governor Walker said in all clusters of industry throughout the state, employers seek a common goal.

"One of the things they're looking for whether it's in Holmen, West Salem, Prairie du Chien or right here in La Crosse is employees," said Walker. "They need to have good, hardworking employees that are well-trained, well-prepared."

Walker expects Wisconsin's unemployment rate to continue to dip to around 5.5% this summer, and ultimately, he said better worker training programs will be responsible for a continued trend.

"Putting $100 million into workforce development is everything from short-term, multi-week courses, to two year degrees at our technical colleges to four year degrees at our universities and colleges throughout the state to even graduate level and medical school programs, realizing we have shortages in all of those areas," said Walker.

The Governor also touched on the issue of tax reciprocity between Minnesota and Wisconsin saying the current proposals leave Wisconsin paying too much of the difference.

Most Viewed Content

Stories
Videos
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WXOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Theresa Wopat at 507-895-9969. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.