Nick Novak Pushes Back at Gov. Evers’ Fragmented Workforce Initiative with Green Bay’s WBAY-TV

GREEN BAY – Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers visited Titletown Tech Wednesday to discuss what he calls a “groundbreaking $130 million investment in workforce solutions.”

The governor’s administration says funds will be invested into the workforce through three programs. The governor says the goal is to address the state’s post-COVID-19 workforce needs in filling job openings and getting people trained in the workforce.

However, not everyone is as excited.

“Unfortunately Gov. Evers’ plan that he unveiled today spends a whole lot of money without really accomplishing much,” the vice president of communications and marketing for the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (W.M.C.), Nick Novak, said.

“The fragmented plan does not have a lot of oversight and we’re worried that it will not actually result in solving our workforce challenges here in the state.” The W.M.C. is the largest business association in Wisconsin.

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