This Week, WIIN sent out a Press Release concerning new research that objectively outlines the negative impacts that repealing Prevailing Wage would have on our state economy. The study objectively illustrates that with repeal, our state will suffer 1. The potential loss of 9,000 jobs, 2. $1.2 billion in economic output 3. $77 million in… Read more »
HARDEST JOBS TO FILL For the sixth consecutive year, business leaders said the positions they struggle most to fill are those in the SKILLED TRADES, according to ManpowerGroup’s 2015 Talent Shortage Survey. Filling these positions is their Number 1 concern. WISCONSIN’S CONSTRUCTION FUTURE 96% of all training investment in Wisconsin’s current and future construction industry… Read more »
The University of Wisconsin Whitewater released a study to demonstrate the economic benefits of trade-supported training on the community. The study was developed because of the changing relationship between the construction industry and the trades in Wisconsin, and how those industries impact students and their communities. Students involved in a trade program can see benefits… Read more »
WIIN supports trade-supported technical education where students can learn the needed skills to devote themselves to creating a better economy, community, and life. The importance of investing in infrastructure, and workers who then invest their time into infrastructure, is apparent. The Wisconsin prevailing wage laws are what keep Wisconsin competitive and developing skilled trade workers. WIIN supports investments in infrastructure because (they/we) see the value of doing so.
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Watch our video explaining the essential role Wisconsin’s Prevailing Wage law has in preserving our great state infrastructure.
Wisconsin boasts as having the best in the midwest for road and bridge construction workers. A single Wisconsin worker is expected to contribute $185,000 to the economy — more than any other worker included in the Great Lakes Region. Having highly skilled workers means higher-quality work can be done and more work can be done in shorter amounts of time. As construction opportunities are expected to increases over 20% through the next decade, it is important that Wisconsin continues to produce highly-qualified and skilled workers.
Bucking a decadeslong trend that saw many manufacturing jobs migrate to lower-cost Southern states, Briggs & Stratton Corp. is closing a Georgia factory while adding 220 full-time jobs and 150 seasonal jobs at its Wauwatosa plant. Briggs is closing a factory in McDonough, Ga., whose roots date back more than a century. Briggs acquired it… Read more »
Noted Republican Pollster Shares Data from Recent Statewide Poll Enclosed is a memorandum from Public Opinion Strategies – a nationally-recognized polling firm with a distinguished list of Republican clients at both the national and state level – summarizing their survey of 600 likely voters in Wisconsin that was conducted from January 18 to January 20,… Read more »