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Wisconsin Job Counter

6:09 PM, Jun. 15, 2013  |  Comments
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? National Envelope says unless it can secure financing or find a buyer by Aug. 6, the company will shut down 11 facilities across the country, including its operation in Grand Chute. A shutdown in Grand Chute would affect 153 workers, according to the company's filing with the state Department of Workforce Development. The company employs more than 2,200 people across all its operations.

? Rust-Oleum will add 54 jobs in its Pleasant Prairie manufacturing facility, according to a release by Gov. Scott Walker's office. The firm received $350,000 in tax credits from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.

? Wisconsin teens are having a hard time finding summer jobs, according to reports. The unemployment rate for teenagers is 24.5 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate is 7.6 percent.

? A new report by Pew Charitable Trusts shows Wisconsin with the most job losses in the nation during the last 12 months. The report showed Wisconsin had lost 6,800 jobs between April 2012 and April 2013. Neighboring Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Iowa all added jobs. The data in the report came from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

? An employer survey by Manpower Group Inc. shows that most Wisconsin employers are planning slow, steady hiring in the next three months. About one-quarter of employers in the survey said they plan to hire; 5 percent expect to reduce payrolls; and the rest plan to hold steady, according to the survey.

Sources: Gannett Wisconsin Media, wire reports

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