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  •  My son was laid off...went to the unemployment (6+ / 0-)

    office to ask about help for job training...basically was told the funds were cut. No Training For You.

    It is Scott Walker's fault.

    Due to recent cutbacks, the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off.

    by cyeko on Fri Jul 20, 2012 at 11:27:51 AM PDT

    •  The Youth Minimum wage in WI is $5.90/hr (1+ / 0-)
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      It's lower in other states.

      WI ompanies can hire a kids up to the age of 20, called "Opportunity Employees" (Orwellian, imo), for only $5.90/hr, and get away with paying the lower wage for 90 days which is called the "training period".  

      Really?  It takes 90 days to train a kid to flip burgers?  And make french fries?


      It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

      by War on Error on Sun Jul 22, 2012 at 06:52:53 AM PDT

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