Gov. Tony Evers focused largely on addressing the state’s generational workforce challenges during his 2024 State of the State address. Evers declared 2024 the Year of the Worker in Wisconsin and announced new efforts by the his administration to build a workforce prepared to meet the needs of a 21st-century economy, including:

  • Launching the state’s first teacher apprenticeship pilot program;
  • Creating the Governor’s Task Force on the Healthcare Workforce; and
  • Establishing the Office of Employee Engagement and Retention for the State of Wisconsin workforce, which will focus on recruiting and retaining state employees.

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