More Funding To Help Laid Off Workers

The Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board (SWWDB) has received funding to further
assist laid off workers as local economies work to bounce back from the COVID-19 public health
emergency, which has caused a significant increase in worker layoffs across sectors and industries due
to workforce reductions and business closures.
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD)-Division of Employment and Training
(DET) requested $15 million in funding to serve 3,000 planned participants across the state.