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Articles tagged with 'unemployment'


State economic policies have consequences

Published March 25, 2015

By virtually every measure, Minnesota is taking Wisconsin's lunch money, according to a recent study by the LaCrosse Tribune, which lies right at the border.


Panic sets in

Published July 25, 2013

Since I was let go from the Uni-Lions in the Taiwan C.P.B.L I am not quite sure what the next step is for me in my professional career. I want to continue to keep playing. I know the stat heads and some fans will laugh but I feel if I am right and if I am given an opportunity I can contribute in the Major Leagues again.


Filing for unemployment sucks

Published May 22, 2013

An unexpected job loss is a shock to your system and an absolutely frightening experience. It takes you through an array of unfamiliar emotions. Uncertainty, anxiety, anger and stress can all set in very quick.


Jobs, jobs, jobs

Published Jan. 11, 2012

What's the real picture on joblessness in Milwaukee? At a conference I attended this past weekend titled OneMilwaukee and sponsored by the NAACP, Mayor Tom Barrett estimated that there are 30,000 people out of work presently and up to 20,000 jobs lost in the city since 2007. He went on to describe the dilemma he faces as mayor.


Cream City Resumes announces "Worst Job Ever" contest winner

Published May 22, 2011

To keep the work flowing, John Krampf, the owner of the Bay View-based Cream City Resumes, recently launched a contest asking people to write about their worst job ever. The top prize went to a former fast food worker who was berated over a diet soda.


Cue the robust economic recovery!

Published May 15, 2010

Steve Jagler is back with further proof that the economy -- since many refuse to believe -- is starting to recover.


Lessons learned from the Great Recession

Published Feb. 24, 2010

As painful as the most recent downturn has been, it would be a shame if we didn't learn anything from it, right? Local CEO's shared their experiences and enlightenment from the "Great Recession" with BizTimes Milwaukee Editor Steve Jagler.


Don't blame the messenger, even for good news

Published Jan. 20, 2010

Steve Jagler's recent commentary on Wisconsin's recovery from the Great Recession has created a little bit of a firestorm in the Web world. Though the light at the end of the tunnel is still dim, he stands by his belief that there are signs of hope.


Wisconsin's economic recovery has begun

Published Jan. 6, 2010

After a miserable year for business in Wisconsin, the tide appears to be turning in 2010. Several companies are adding jobs, unemployment claims are slowly decreasing and there appear to be signs that an end to the economic nightmare could be on the horizon.


A pink slip party

Published April 28, 2009

If you recently lost your job, be assured that you most certainly aren't alone. The State Department of Workforce Development released preliminary results yesterday showing a 9 percent unadjusted unemployment rate by Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) for Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis.