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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker today announced a national ad campaign to bring needed workers to his state. Walker said it was “critically important” to “get more bodies” in Wisconsin.

The good news, or maybe the bad news if he’s talking about people already employed, is that his targets include “young professionals currently living in the Midwest, particularly in cities like Chicago….”

I’ve been wondering where they expect to get all the workers. The unemployment rate in Southeastern Wisconsin is already near 2%, and that’s before some 13,000 new openings that are supposed to come with the Foxconn plant to be built in Racine.

*Mark Glennon is founder of WirePoints. Opinions expressed are his own.

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bruce

Wait till the new pension funding is enacted in Chicago in 2020(?2021?) they’ll be streaming out as the rents sky rocket.