And more than 700 of them are at the state's 23 correctional facilities.
Such as the 66 (FTE) openings at the Columbia Correctional Institution (CCI) in Portage, where nearly 20% of the jobs are unfilled, with 6% of total authorized positions vacant for more than 6 months!
I suppose a headline like this isn't helping matters any.
Some describe CCI as a powder keg. “The only way this is going to change is if we have a riot,” said Bill, a veteran guard who asked that we not use his real name. “That’s what we’re getting to at the prison here.”
Other WIDOC posts:
Selective Republican logic inoperative when applied to Wisconsin juvenile corrections program. (12/24/2015)
The dysfunction of Scott Walker's executive branch of government in 1 defensive quote. (12/20/2015)
Scott Walker and Lincoln Hills School for Boys: Too busy thinking about his (presidential) baby. (12/19/2015)
Still in the news: Lincoln Hills School for Boys. (12/13/2015)
Scott Walker shows us how to deflect (Taking no responsibility, chapter 2). (12/12/2015)
As usual, Scott Walker takes no responsibility. (12/11/2015)
In the news: Lincoln Hills School for Boys, Wisconsin Department of Corrections. (12/11/2015)
Agreeable guy Scott Walker is gonna do something about staffing crisis in Wisconsin prisons. (11/25/2015)
They must be using free money at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. (11/24/2015)
It's obviously a poor reflection of the job market if there are 1,000 people out there waiting to take this high-stress, low-paying job. 10/11/2015)
Bottom line: The Department of Corrections is not saving money yet. (7/21/2014)
In FY2011-12, it cost Wisconsin taxpayers $33,414 to incarcerate each inmate in its prison system. (7/15/2014)