More money is going to job training for people with disabilities in Wisconsin.
Governor Scott Walker signed a bill into law Friday at Independent Living Resources in La Crosse.
The bill, co-authored by State Senator Jennifer Shilling, was part of Governor Walker's worker training initiatives agenda.
This measure increases the state's contribution for job training by four million dollars which allows the state to pull in about 15 million additional federal dollars.
It should help about 23,000 people find jobs. "One of the things that will help us make sure that employers have more people with the qualifications needed to fill the jobs is making sure we make it easier for people with disabilities. Some of our most talented individuals here and across the state, are able to break down some of the barriers that have traditionally been in place to help them get employment," said Gov. Walker.
The funding is expected to be spread out over two years.