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Coming to Wisconsin: Foxconn makes it official

After weeks of speculation, Foxconn Technology has announced plans to manufacturing build a plant in Wisconsin for the production of display panels that are used in large-screen television sets.

July 2017

Walker announces WisConnect internship website

Internships allow college students to put classroom learning into practice, build professional networks, and gain an edge in the talent market through direct workplace experience. With that in mind, Gov. Scott Walker has announced the launch of WisConnect, a free, 24-hour online resource at www.InternshipWisconsin.com that matches employers seeking interns with college students seeking opportunities to apply classroom knowledge and build professional networks in Wisconsin.

July 2017

Labor to publish RFI on overtime rule

The U.S. Department of Labor will publish a Request for Information for its overtime rule today, providing an opportunity for the public to comment on a proposal to revise regulations issued under President Obama.

July 2017

Madison's C.W. Carlson to close

Citing the decline in brick and mortar department stores, C.W. Carlson Co. will close later this summer after 34 years in business, according to a report in the Wisconsin State Journal. The closing will result in the loss of 49 jobs, including 22 people who were laid off on Monday of this week.

July 2017

Mead & Hunt merges with Florida firm

Mead & Hunt, a Madison-based engineering and architectural firm, has announced that it’s merging with QLH, a Florida water resources consulting and engineering firm.

July 2017

Funds approved for Garver Feed Mill

The city of Madison’s Finance Committee has approved $1.6 million for the remediation of contaminated soil at the Garver Feed Mill on Madison’s east side, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. Baum Development plans acquire the deteriorating mill from the city and invest nearly $20 million to convert it into an artisan food production facility and add to 50 micro-lodging units on adjacent land.

July 2017

Dane County airport tops among pilots

The Air Line Pilots Association International (ALPA) honored Dane County Regional Airport as its 2016 Airport of the Year for its collaborative approach to aviation safety.

July 2017

Madison No. 1 in growing tech talent

Madison topped the list for growth in technology talent in the CBRE Group’s fifth annual Scoring Tech Talent Report, which measures the change in tech job growth in “tech talent momentum markets.”

July 2017

Wall Street Journal: Foxconn could choose Wisconsin this week

Foxconn Technology, the Taiwanese company that assembles Apple Inc.’s iPhones, is nearing a decision to invest in Wisconsin and could make it official this week, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

July 2017

State unemployment rate remains at 3.1%

The state unemployment rate in June was unchanged from May at 3.1%, maintaining its lowest rate since June 1999, according to the Department of Workforce Development.

July 2017
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