HAND-CURATED POSTS FROM THE WISCONSIN BLOGOSPHERE (AND SOMETIMES POINTS BEYOND)
Via Reason 24/7.
Between 2000 and 2010 and the two recessions book-ending that dismal decade, the manufacturing industry in Wisconsin lost more than 1 in 4 of its jobs, falling to 429,500 from its level of 594,400. That’s 164,900 vanished opportunities for workers to find steady, sustaining employment even if in many cases they don’t have a four-year college degree.
Aside from the whir from the ceiling fan, and the sound of a slow-passing car down Silver Street, the Liberty Bell Chalet is quiet. “Nothing ever happens here, nothing ever changes,” Youngs says.
There’s more than one answer.
Via The Washington Post.
86% profitable in Q2, where a B average seems like progress.
Currently, there are no official employment numbers for the state’s rapidly expanding frac sand industry. But the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, using job-site estimates developed by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, found that when existing mines and those being built are fully operating, the industry will employ about 2,780 people — a sizeable number given the state’s overall luckluster job picture.
Didn’t they build that?
Via Rock Netroots.