Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Wisconsin's improved economy will no longer allow the state to extend unemployment benefits to claimants, due to a loss of a federal subsidy.
Wisconsin families who receive unemployment insurance are going take a hard hit when their benefits are cut short. Due to Wisconsin's lower unemployment rate the state no longer qualifies for the federal emergency insurance, which extends the benefit to 63 weeks from 54 weeks, reported the Wisconsin State Journal. The state’s 6.7 percent rate is below the 7 percent rate needed to be in order to receive the federal subsidy, which helps states with high unemployment rates. About 10,500 workers who have been unemployed for more than a year have received notifications that they will start losing benefits the week of Feb. 9, according to the report. Unemployment benefits are given to people who lose their job at no fault of their own. People …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Layoffs begin in February at Waukesha business.
Seventy-eight employees will lose jobs when Omnicare, 407 Pilot Court, shuts down its Waukesha facility, according to a notice from the Department of Workforce Development. Layoffs are expected to begin Feb. 22 and last through March 22. The closing is prompted by the Cincinatti company's consolidation of the Waukesha and Milwaukee facilities. The layoffs include 17 salaried positions and 61 hourly employees, according to the notice filed with the Department of Workforce Development. "Directly, and through our subsidiaries, Omnicare provides a broad array of pharmacy-related services to long term care facilities and to other customers in the health care environment," states the Omnicare website. "While senior care has long been an Omnicare…
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Fifty-seven employees will be losing their jobs when store permanently closes.
Kmart at 120 E. Sunset Drive will be closing after Jan. 1, 2012, according to a notice the company gave the Department of Workforce Development. Fifty-seven employees will be terminated from their positions during a 14-day period in January, the notice states. “DWD's regional partner, the Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington (WOW) Workforce Development Board, is providing rapid response services,” states an e-mail from the DWD.