Wisconsin works with 39,000+ new private jobsMADISON — The 12,900 private-sector jobs Wisconsin employers created last month not only bring our state’s tally to 39,300 in six months, but they reflect the biggest one-month gain for Wisconsin’s private sector since September 2003.
By: By Secretary Scott Baumbach/Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Superior Telegram
MADISON — The 12,900 private-sector jobs Wisconsin employers created last month not only bring our state’s tally to 39,300 in six months, but they reflect the biggest one-month gain for Wisconsin’s private sector since September 2003.
Our free, 24-hour Job Center Web site is getting unprecedented use with postings surpassing 32,000 including more than 200 jobs posted in Douglas County alone.
According to recent surveys by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, 88 percent of employers surveyed believe our state is headed in the right direction, compared to 10 percent last year.
These numbers provide proof the pro-jobs policies supported by Gov. Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Legislature are paying off. Our state’s nonfarm job growth is more than twice the national average. Our private sector job growth is almost twice the national average. And our manufacturing job growth is more than twice the nation’s. We are getting Wisconsin working again following the worst national economic times since the Great Depression.
Even with these successes, we know there is much more work to be done to promote more job growth and reach the goal of helping create 250,000 private sector jobs in four years. We must keep doing everything we can to lead Wisconsin and the nation along the path of recovery.
At the Department of Workforce Development, we are focused like a laser on empowering Wisconsin workers to find and succeed in good-paying jobs. We are partnering like never before with our colleagues in tourism, economic development and other state agencies to advance the message that Wisconsin is open for business.
We continue to enhance the Wisconsin Job Center system operated by regional Workforce Development Boards and DWD organizations like Job Service and Vocational Rehabilitation.
The Web site www.JobCenterofWisconsin.com averages 2,600 new job postings per week and provides a wealth of online services and tools to help jobseekers find new employment opportunities.
This year, we have sent 12 e-mail job recruitment notices to more than 40,000 jobseekers statewide, urging them to apply for positions that match their skills and backgrounds. We have helped organize or facilitate more than 150 events, ranging from job fairs to recruitment assistance, for nearly 1,000 employers.
I urge jobseekers to visit www.JobCenterofWisconson.com and to use the many other services and resources that available through Job Center of Wisconsin. Resume-writing assistance and job counseling are just some of the resources available through the nearest Job Center.
As more Wisconsinites enter the workforce we will remain focused on job growth and creating more opportunities. It is through these efforts that we will make Wisconsin the workforce of choice and keep our state on pace to create 250,000 jobs by 2015.
To find your local or regional Job Center: www.wisconsinjobcenter.org/directory