It is a statistical fact that Wisconsin, and specifically Manitowoc have some of the lowest unemployment numbers in the country, with Manitowoc sitting one point below the state average at 2.7%. While that is great for those looking for jobs, it’s not so great for employers looking for workers. This workforce shortage is an issue that Manitowoc Mayor Justin Nickels has a plan to combat.
Some people believe that companies are “lowering their standard” for what they look for in a potential employee, but Mayor Nickels says that is not true.
CEO of Energy Bank Neal Verfuerth echoes that sentiment with how he says his company is addressing their need for more workers.
Governor Scott Walker says that as far as the state is concerned, they are attempting to get people to migrate here from other states, due to all the available, well-paying jobs.