MADISON – Governor Scott Walker is encouraging nominations for the third annual Wisconsin Job Honor Awards, which will be announced at the third annual event November 29, 2017, in Madison. The awards celebrate Wisconsinites who have overcome significant barriers to employment and the employers who hire them.
“Here in Wisconsin, our focus has shifted from jobs, jobs, jobs, to workforce, workforce, workforce,” Governor Walker said. “Now, our top priority is to help people overcome obstacles to employment so everyone who wants a job is able to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to find a job. The Wisconsin Job Honor Award is an inspiring way we can honor the everyday heroes in our state who overcame obstacles and found meaningful employment by transforming their lives through hard work and perseverance.”
Hosted by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the awards will be presented during their Future Wisconsin Economic Summit at the Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center.
Nominations are due by September 4, 2017, and can be submitted here.