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Jim Leute, The Janesville Gazette (jleute@gazettextra.com)

New state program aiming to connect workers with jobs

Wed, May 23rd, 2012

Milton - When ANGI Energy Systems expands and relocates to Janesville in the next couple of months, participants in a new state jobs program could fill some of the company's 25 new positions.

Dubbed "Wisconsin Workers Win," the program is designed to reduce unemployment in three hard-hit Wisconsin areas, including Rock County.

Starting in June, the one-year pilot program will enable 500 people who are in their first 20 weeks of collecting regular unemployment insurance benefits to participate in a six-week training placement with participating employers. 

Tracy Clerkin, ANGI's manager of human resources, said some of the positions the company plans to fill later this year in Janesville could be suitable for people who have gone through the new pilot program.

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