Governor Walker held his 4th Job Creation Forum with the local business leaders in Eau Claire, to discuss ideas on how to create more private sector jobs.
Much of the talk at the forum was about unemployment. Governor Walker said one idea that has come up at the forums includes setting benchmarks for those on unemployment, and working with the state’s Workforce Investment Boards, Department of Workforce Development to help hone the unemployed in on skill sets tied to job openings.
The Governor says that there are nearly 34,000 job openings posted on the Job Center of Wisconsin website, though he said around 3,000 of those are out-of-state. But Walker said that the key is the skill sets that those jobs require, and he is working to find a way to provide those skill sets.