State leaders talk about workforce climate in La Crosse

Wisconsin’s unemployment rate in May was 3.9 percent down from the high of 14.1 percent in April of last year.

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – State leaders are discussing workforce climate and issues related to employee recruitment.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the Department of Workforce Development secretaries were in La Crosse Friday.

They were at a listening session at Kwik Trip’s headquarters.

The visit follows Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers’ marking $130 million to help address the worker shortage.

“Having the ability to here to focus on our region the particular challenges and opportunities that we have here will be critical to the success of the grant,” said 7 Rivers Alliance CEO Chris Hardie.

Wisconsin’s unemployment rate in May was 3.9 percent down from the high of 14.1 percent in April of last year.