Representative Amy Loudenbeck

Local legislators supports innovation in on-the-job training

A local legislator has a bill, to get unemployed workers up to speed on new jobs faster, headed to the Governor's desk. Representative Amy Loudenbeck says "Wisconsin Workers Win" has passed both the Assembly and Senate. The bill is a two year pilot program providing a six-weeks of one-the-job training with a weekly stipend for individuals receiving unemployment benefits during the first 20 weeks of eligibility. The Republican calls the bill an innovative approach to addressing the skills gap. Job seekers can apply their existing talents to positions that might otherwise be out of reach due to the need for additional training. At the end of the training period, it's hoped the host company will hire the worker now updated with the necessary skills.