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Wisconsin added 3,200 jobs in July, federal estimates released Monday show, with an uncommon surge in employment in the financial field.

The gain puts Wisconsin's growth in private-sector jobs since Gov. Scott Walker was inaugurated in January 2011 at 115,100 using monthly data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Current Employment Statistics program. Walker pledged 250,000 new jobs in his first four-year term.

In July, the biggest growth was seen in the financial activities and other services sectors, the latter being a catch-all category for jobs that don't fit into other groups....

Ken Notes: As manufacturing and construction rebounds we will need skilled workers. We have to address this at the school to work transitional level as well as displaced workers. The jobs we are adding in the "Other Service Sector" are not a fix for Wisconsin. Push for skills not jobs. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Wow that's good - feel free to use it...

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- - Volume: 2 - WEEK: 34 Date: 8/19/2014 1:01:13 PM -