The region’s Hispanic, Black, Asian and Indigenous communities boomed over the past decade.
‘It doesn’t have to be this way’: How expanding paid leave could ease working parent woes, labor crunch
The U.S. remains an outlier in failing to guarantee paid family leave. Efforts in Congress and the Wisconsin Legislature have stalled.
How a Milwaukee nonprofit puts working mothers first — for clients and staff
The African American Breastfeeding Network sets flexible working hours and accommodates child care needs, helping staff serve new moms.
Have thoughts about jobs and opportunity in Native communities? Wisconsin Watch and Indian Country Today want to hear from you.
What do you consider the job of the future? What is your dream job? Are you satisfied with your quality of life? In a collaboration convened by Indian Country Today, Wisconsin Watch is reporting on economic issues in tribal communities, and we want to hear from you.
‘Evolve or die’: Wisconsin’s labor shortage could last years. Here’s how employers, workers can succeed
The fierce competition for talent in Wisconsin won’t end soon, and employers across industries must adapt to survive the statewide worker shortage, experts said.
Imperiled Shores: A multimedia presentation
Wisconsin’s Great Lakes communities expect to spend $245 million in five years to protect shorelines as a climate ‘tug of war’ drives extreme shifts in water levels. Wisconsin Watch reporter Mario Koran explains the impact this has on lakeshore communities in this multimedia slideshow.
As Lake Michigan shoreline vanishes, Wisconsinites try to fight waves with walls
Wisconsin sees a surge in barriers to slow lakefront erosion. But such structures are temporary and may harm downstream beaches.
Amid utilities’ resistance, Wisconsin proposal would clear barrier for third-party rooftop solar
Wisconsin is the only state where third-party solar ownership has been blocked, advocates say. Legal uncertainty has prevented property owners from using the financing model.
‘The water always wins’: Calls to protect shorelines as volatile Lake Michigan inflicts heavy toll
Wisconsin’s Great Lakes communities expect to spend $245 million in five years to protect shorelines as a climate ‘tug of war’ drives extreme shifts in water levels.
A Fox Valley builder provides affordable housing. It’s not easy.
Expert says, ‘middle income, workforce housing price point for ownership has just disappeared’ in Wisconsin. Here’s how one builder is trying to meet the need.
People with disabilities sue to overturn Wisconsin law denying them unemployment benefits
Eight plaintiffs receiving Social Security Disability Insurance payments say the state is illegally discriminating against them by banning them from jobless aid.
Will the end of pandemic-related unemployment benefits ease Wisconsin’s worker shortage?
This $300 a week in enhanced benefits has been a lifeline for many left jobless by COVID-19, but it has become the source of a hot partisan debate.