MADISON (WKOW) -- On Tuesday, Governor Jim Doyle announced $4 million in assistance will offer expanded employment and training services to dislocated workers.
The extra services will be made available through 10 regional Workforce Development Boards.
"This funding will help employees increase their skills and attain new employment sooner," Governor Doyle said. "We will be able to offer retraining and reemployment services tailored to meet the needs of individual workers, connecting workers to available jobs or providing new skills to prepare them for their next job."
About $1.8 million of the grant money is from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The money will help more than 4,900 workers impacted by layoffs at 104 companies across Wisconsin.
Dislocated workers should contact their local Job Center for help. Assistance provided at Job Centers can include testing, career counseling, retraining and job placement. You can click here call 1-888-258-9966 to find your nearest center. You can find statewide job listings by clicking here.
The following areas received money in this most recent grant program:
-- Southeastern Wisconsin Workforce Development Area: $94,000 will be available to assist workers from Hexion, Greatwide, Plymouth Tube, JW Peters, Conn-Selmer, Frank Wells, and Sanmina.
-- Milwaukee Workforce Development Area: $360,000 for Harley-Davidson, Universal Brixius, Stroh Die Casting, Unilever Food Solutions, Actuant Power Packer, Liberty Mutual, Viasystems, E.R. Wagner, and Midwest Airlines workers.
-- Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington County Workforce Development Area: $693,309 (ARRA) for workers from Ozaukee Bank, Cooper Power Systems, Quadgraphics, Kelch/Bemis Manufacturing, Husco, Simplicity, Broan-Nutone, Serigraph, Gehl; Waukesha Electric, Waukesha Foundry, Waukesha Engine, Harley Davidson, AGFA Healthcare, Invivo, International Paper, Ram Tool, Rockwell Automation, and Milliken Millworks
-- Fox Valley Workforce Development Area: $446,400 (ARRA) to assist workers from Appleton Paper, Appleton Coated, Brillion Iron Works, Cummins, Hoffmaster, Mercury Marine, Miller Electric, New Page, Presto Products, ThyssenKrupp, Walker Forge, Wilson Hurd, Gulfstream, and Oshkosh B'Gosh.
-- Bay Area Workforce Development Area: $563,795 for JL French, Thomas Industries, Genmar Yacht Group, Koenig/Vits, Manitowoc Company, NewPage Corporation, Kohler Corp., Pentair Filtration and Marinette Marine
-- North Central Workforce Development Area: $500,000 for Wisconsin Box, Marathon Electric, Cequent Trailer; Domtar, SNE Enterprises Inc., Schreiber Foods, Wick Building Systems, Sartori Foods, Wausau Homes, Greenheck, Basic American Foods and Donaldson Company
-- North West Workforce Development Area: $235,000 for Phillips Plastics, Hurd Millwork, Columbia Forest Products, Weathershield Manufacturing, and Jeld-Wen Windows.
-- West Central Workforce Development Area: $681,908 (ARRA) to assist workers from Donaldson Company, Mason Companies, MBI Quayside, Weathershield, Principle Fixture Millworks, Saturn of Eau Claire, Andersen Windows, Cummins (Neillsville and Bloomer), Hutchinson Technology, Lakeside Nursing, L.O. Simenstad, Minnesota Rubber and Plastic, Regal Beloit, Samina and SGI
-- Western Workforce Development Area: $253,949 for Northern Engraving, Toro, TRW, Miniature Precision Components, La Crosse Footwear, NCR Consumables, Trane, PACAL Industries and Cardinal IG.
-- Southwest Workforce Development Area: $146,348 to assist workers from Woodbridge, Rockwell Industries, and Chromalox.
For a map of the state's development areas, click here.