Press Release

MINONG, Wis. -- As part of Wisconsin Promise, a program administered by the Department of Workforce Development, community members from Sawyer and Washburn counties will gather for a dinner and a networking event on October 25, 2018 at Jack Links Aquatic & Activity Center in Minong.  The event will begin at 5:00 p.m.

At the event, area employers who are interested in learning how to leverage local resources to solve workforce shortages will learn from teachers, job developers, job coaches, youth and families about resources available so they can fill vacant jobs and provide more opportunities for training and permanent employment for youth with disabilities and other barriers.  Employers will have an opportunity to network and learn while talking with area youth and families about their own hiring needs.

Wisconsin Promise is a program for 2,000 youth and their families who receive Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI). The goal is to support teens receiving SSI and their families in achieving their education and career goals.

To RSVP for the event, visit https://washburnsawyerforum.splashthat.com or contact Shannon Webb at shannon@incontrolwisconsin.org by October 17th.

When people with disabilities work in the community at a competitive wage, they are less likely to rely on publicly-funded programs and 87 percent of consumers say they are more likely to patronize businesses that employ people with disabilities.


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