Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Scott Walker's jobs focus: Twice bitten in Jefferson County

Scott Walker wins 60.8% of the vote over Tom Barrett in 2010.

Scott Walker wins 60.0% of the vote over Mary Burke in 2014.

County declared ‘in distress’. (Daily Union, 12/21/2015)
'During the past year', when Walker's primary focus was running for President.  Jefferson County has been declared “distressed” in the wake of [1] Tyson Foods Inc.’s recent announcement that it will be closing its century-old Jefferson plant next year. 
Tyson’s pending closure, planned for mid-2016, was one of the area’s many business shutdowns during the past year. Other area companies experiencing layoffs include [2] McCain Foods, [3] Multicolor Eaton in Watertown and [4] Littelfuse in Lake Mills. Together, roughly 1,000 jobs will be lost, Gen­evieve Coady, director of the Jefferson County Economic Development Consortium, told Jefferson County officials on Thursday.  (numbering and bold red added)

Related posts:
Scott Walker silent on latest job growth numbers.  (12/20/2014)
Yes, Governor Walker, we know.  (7/3/2014)
For Scott Walker and his jobs promotion message, it's deja vu all over again.  (3/20/2014)
I Suppose This isn't on Scott Walker's radar either: Wisconsin ranks 35th in private-sector job creation.  (3/20/2014)
Wisconsin jobs deficit.  (9/27/2013)
Putting Wisconsin's jobs creation picture in perspective.  (9/27/2013)
The Walker way:  Whatever.  (9/24/2013)
The Blue and the Gold: Wisconsin's Jobs Deficit.  (9/3/2013)
Scott Walker's mantra.  (8/2/2013)
Less than zero.  (6/17/2013)
Wisconsin ranks 49th in Federal Reserve Bank's "imperfect" index.  (6/6/2013)
Wishful thinking at WEDC.  (5/23/2013)
And what alternative universe do these employers inhabit?  (5/21/2013)
Wisconsin added 19,000 jobs in 2012.  (5/18/2013)
Scott Walker all a-tingle over yesterday's news.  (5/18/2013)
From the looks of it, Wisconsin's jobs loss is in free fall.  (5/18/2013)
Spin Cycle: The Walker Administration Diverts Our Attention from the Latest (Disturbing) Jobs Numbers. (5/17/2013)
Bringing up the rear in job growth.  (3/8/2013)
Wisconsin ranks 43rd in job growth during the past year.  (11/23/2012)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Some of my neighbors must be idiots.