Wisconsin’s workforce challenges aren’t new – for years, our state has struggled to fill job openings and grow the state’s skilled workforce. But the pandemic has only made it more difficult to fill openings across the state. Gov. Evers knows we need to take action to grow the workforce and he’s already delivering solutions. In this first term, Gov. Evers invested in 12 regional workforce development initiatives. These programs are designed to solve local challenges in communities across the state, because we can’t fix this issue with a one-size-fits-all solution. These regional programs are tackling barriers to employment like access to child care or job training programs, to grow the workforce in every corner of the state.
Gov. Evers will continue to work with leaders across Wisconsin to meet this challenge head-on. In addition to continuing local and regional partnerships, he also supports expanding talent attraction programs to recruit more workers to the state.