The state Department of Workforce Development is expanding its efforts to help the unemployed.
Wisconsin lost over 32,000 jobs in November, and state officials are taking steps to make sure unemployment assistance is readily available. DWD Secretary Roberta Gassman says they're bringing in extra help in the form of 83 short-term positions. The federally funded workers will help process requests for unemployment insurance , which are expected to continue climbing in the coming months.
Gassman says there are also many other resources available to help the unemployed get back to work. They include job retraining programs, and assistance specifically for older workers and veterans. The state is also running a job site where workers can list their resumes and employers can post open positions.