The awards celebrate Wisconsinites who have overcome significant barriers to employment and the employers who hire them. Previous honorees have overcome physical and mental disabilities, criminal convictions and immigrant/refugee status in their struggle for employment.
“Here in Wisconsin, our focus has shifted from jobs, jobs, jobs, to workforce, workforce, workforce,” Gov. Scott Walker said. “Now, our top priority is to help remove obstacles to employment so everyone who wants a job is able to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to find a job. The Wisconsin Job Honor Award is an inspiring way we can honor some of the everyday heroes in our state who overcame obstacles and found meaningful employment by transforming their lives through hard work and perseverance.”
Hosted by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), the awards will be presented during their Future Wisconsin Economic Summit at the Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center.
Nominations are due September 4 (Labor Day) and can be submitted at www.jobhonor.org.