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Lay-Off Insurance Helps Workers With Little Savings

Workers collaborating

Originally Published by Iowa Public Radio on July 9, 2018 By AMY MAYER Iowans concerned about their job security can buy some peace of mind with a new type of insurance. Iowa is the second state to offer lay-off insurance to workers, after Wisconsin. The plans, which pay out a lump-sum if a person is […]

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Madison Wants to Help Keep Laid Off Toys R Us Workers in the City

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Originally published by WKOW.com on March 17, 2018 By David Johnson MADISON (WKOW) — Tens of thousands of employees are wondering what to do next after Toys R Us announced a shutdown of its U.S. stores. The company filed court documents Thursday to close or sell all of its domestic stores. That also includes a […]

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Recent SafetyNet Survey: Wisconsin’s Workforce Lives on Financially Shaky Ground

Wisconsin financial wellness survey by Safety Net

42% of Those Surveyed Have Less Than $1,000 in Savings First the good news: Unemployment in Wisconsin is at a remarkable low. Across the state the number of applications for unemployment benefits has fallen, and last spring the size of Wisconsin’s labor force hit an all-time high. What’s more, national employment trends continue to indicate […]

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How to Know if Layoffs are Coming: 5 Warning Signs to Look Out For

Woman at computer concerned about being laid off

Gwen H. had enjoyed several years at a well-established nonprofit when a series of events suddenly led her to question the security of her job. “There were a lot of power leadership changes happening,” she remembers. In the first few months she watched warily from the sidelines, unsure what to make of the jockeying executives. […]

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