Madison call center to receive nearly $575,000 in state incentives to add nearly 300 jobs. (Wisconsin State Journal, 4/15/2014)
It's a start. Two state agencies will provide more than a half-million taxpayer dollars to help a Philippines-based outsourcing company expand a small Madison call center, based on its pledge to add 286 jobs in three years starting at $11 per hour plus commission.
For the benefit of all those hard-working families. Hall said WEDC rules require companies to pay at least $11 per hour to get taxpayer incentives.
About that $11,670.
The income standard for housing affordability is 30%. In other words, an individual earning $11,670 annually should not pay more than $3501 for housing costs. That $291.75 per month.
In many Wisconsin zip codes, you'll be lucky to find a studio apartment for less than $600 per month.
It's not easy being a household of 1 when you earn $11.670 a year.