Wisconsin Dept. of Workforce Development to assist families affected by Wausau Paper's announced Brokaw facility closure, will expedite unemployment claims, job training, pursue funding opportunities through national grant program
December 9, 2011
– Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson today announced steps that DWD and its regional workforce partners are taking to assist working families affected by the announcement that Wausau Paper will permanently close its Brokaw facility in early 2012.
“We are working in collaboration with our regional partners to assist the community as quickly as possible, particularly the men and women employed at the Brokaw mill,” Secretary Newson said. “We will do whatever we can to help these workers get through these challenging times and pursue new employment opportunities to support themselves and their families.”
Secretary Newson cited the following action steps being taken under his leadership: