Our Impact

A decade after the Great Recession, Wisconsin is today in a state of ‘full employment,’ suggesting that those who are willing and able to work are employed, regardless of whether or not they are underemployed or have stopped looking for work. Still, there is a ubiquitous call among employers for skilled workers that has resonated across virtually every industry sector. From hard skills that include technology training to soft skills that include workplace etiquette, employers across the state and nation indicate they could sustain and expand their operations, but for adequate numbers of skilled employees, including incumbent workers.

 
 

Wisconsin Unemployment Rates 2008-2017

*Not seasonally adjusted. Data Source: DWD-Wisconomy