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Being laid off from your job can be traumatic, confusing and difficult. But dislocated workers in Portage County do not have to go it alone — there are resources and programs to help them make the transition back into the workforce as quickly as possible.

With the news of the upcoming Roundy’s Copps Distribution Center closure, local elected officials, business partners and education providers are working together to respond to the closure and identify services to help the soon-to-be displaced Roundy’s workers.

I recently co-hosted a meeting with the North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board and other community leaders to begin this collaboration. It was positive, productive and especially heartening to see the board’s leadership and hard work on behalf of all central Wisconsin workers....

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