Job Creation Category Archive

  • Walker Misses Goal of 250,000 New Private-sector Jobs in His First Seven Years in Office

    In his first seven years in office, Gov. Scott Walker presided over an increase of 213,000 private-sector jobs in Wisconsin, short of the 250,000 new jobs the Republican promised in his first...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 06/07/2018
  • Walker Calls for WEDC to Offer Kimberly-Clark ‘same Deal for Jobs As Foxconn’

    Two weeks ago, Kimberly-Clark, the Irving, Texas-based national paper company, announced it would cut 5,000 jobs and close 10 factories worldwide, including two factories in Neenah and Fox Crossing that would lose...

    Milwaukee Business Journal, 02/05/2018
  • One Wisconsin Now Statements on Gov. Scott Walker Signing Contract to Implement Largest State Giveaway to A Foreign Corporation in U.S. History

    Scott Walker literally signed away our future, agreeing to a contract to send billions of our tax dollars to boost the bottom line of a foreign corporation.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/10/2017
  • Walker Retreats From Foxconn Deal

    As One Wisconsin Now, told Stein, if Walker isn’t mentioning Foxconn, it’s because the governor’s internal polling is showing the deal isn’t popular.

    Urban Milwaukee, 11/09/2017
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Downplays Foxconn Because Deal Not a Sure Campaign Winner

    Scot Ross, head of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, noted Walker regularly gets polls of his own.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11/06/2017
  • Amazon in the Market for HQ2, Angles for Subsidies

    “We saw from the Foxconn debacle Scott Walker is a terrible negotiator,” said Scot Ross of the statewide progressive group One Wisconsin Now.

    Wisconsin Gazette, 10/10/2017
  • Wisconsin Gained About 12,000 Jobs in 2016, Least of Any Year in Scott Walker’s Tenure

    Wisconsin added fewer than 12,000 private-sector jobs in 2016, badly lagging job gains in past years under Gov. Scott Walker’s tenure, new Bureau of Labor Statistics data show. Private-sector wages also declined...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 05/27/2017
  • Battle Over Manufacturing Tax Break Continues

    One Wisconsin Now said the Walker administration itself could not back up any claims of job growth due to the credit.

    Lakeland Times, 04/25/2017
  • Walker Administration Admits No Records for Tax Break Jobs Claim

    Open Records Request for Proof of Claim Massive Tax Giveaway to Wealthy, Big Corporations Is Creating Jobs Reveals No Records

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/19/2017
  • Study: Manufacturing Tax Credit Added 21,000 Jobs

    One Wisconsin Now sought records from the Department of Revenue to back up a claim that the credit was creating jobs. The department said it did not have any records.

    Milwaukee Business News, 04/19/2017
  • Protesters in Wisconsin Urge Trump to Release Tax Returns

    "It's not going to do anything to protect American jobs and we know from the way Donald Trump does business that he doesn't care about American workers."

    WTMJ-TV, 04/18/2017
  • Walker: ‘I Shifted’ From Campaign Promise Of 250K Jobs

    Gov. Scott Walker is brushing off a Milwaukee newspaper article claiming Wisconsin is about 60,000 jobs short of his 2010 promise to create 250,000 private-sector jobs in four years. Walker told the...

    WPR, 03/14/2017
  • Gov. Scott Walker’s Promise to Create 250,000 Jobs in Wisconsin Remains Elusive

    More than six years ago as a candidate for governor, Republican Scott Walker promised that if he was elected, the state would add 250,000 private-sector jobs in four years. That goal continues...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/12/2017
  • Special Treatment or Limited Access: State Policies Spell Out Who Can Talk to the Press

    While the policy has been in place since at least 2008, the agency’s monthly and quarterly employment data came under intense scrutiny after Gov. Scott Walker promised to add 250,000 private sector...

    La Crosse Tribune, 03/15/2016
  • Walker Blames Lack Of Trained Workers For Flagging Job Growth

    Gov. Scott Walker says Wisconsin continues to rank relatively low in job creation because not enough people are ready to join the workforce. New data from the U.S Labor Department shows Wisconsin...

    WPR, 12/18/2015
  • Governor: Anyone Who Wants a Job in Wisconsin Should Be Able to Find one

    “Everybody who wants a job should be able to find a job,” Walker said. “A simple phrase but not always the most simple to implement.” Walker was upbeat about the possibility of...

    Sawyer County Record, 12/11/2015
  • Walker Slammed for ‘shaking Down’ Donors Amid Layoffs

    The liberal group One Wisconsin Now suggested the governor should be focusing his attention on the state's economic problems rather than "shaking down" his donors.

    WSAU-FM, 11/07/2015
  • Walker Asks for Help Paying Off $1 Million in Presidential Campaign Debt

    Liberal group One Wisconsin Now director Scot Ross said Friday that instead of “shaking down donors” to pay off campaign debt, Walker should be focusing on Wisconsin’s economic problems.

    Associated Press, 11/07/2015
  • Gov. Walker, Unable to Dial Phone to Try to Save 1,000 Wisconsin Jobs, Hits Send on Fundraising Solicitation to Pay Off Presidential Campaign Debt

    Families are being thrown into chaos and losing their jobs because Scott Walker was more focused on chasing his own presidential ambitions than doing his job.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/06/2015
  • Scott Walker Looking for $1,000 Donations to Pay Back Presidential Campaign Debt

    "Wisconsin families are being thrown into chaos and losing their jobs because Scott Walker was more focused on chasing his own presidential ambitions than doing his job as governor," said One Wisconsin Now executive director Scot Ross.

    Capital Times, 11/06/2015
  • In Light of Scott Walker’s China Comments, Aides Defend Wisconsin’s Trade Relationship

    Scott Walker desperately wanted to change the media focus on his three positions in a week as he tries to chase Donald Trump's race to the sewer.

    La Crosse Tribune, 08/26/2015
  • G.O.P. Candidates Take Aim at China As U.S. Markets Tumble

    He’s paying so little attention to Wisconsin he probably doesn’t know about it, so it would be fun to hear his response.

    New York Times, 08/25/2015
  • Walker’s Dystopian Vision Will Push the Threat of Economic Isolation, Military Feet on the Ground and “steal in the Face of Our Enemies.”

    One Wisconsin Now made an important point. In fact, if anybody needs a backbone it's Scott Walker, Walker was once drooling over the possibility of trade with China.

    Democurmudgeon, 08/24/2015
  • Scott Walker Is Two-Faced on China

    “In his desperate attempt to out-Trump Trump, Scott Walker has out-Palined Palin.”

    Daily Beast, 08/24/2015
  • The Reality of Scott Walker’s Record on the Economy & the Middle Class

    Scott Walker’s signature promise was to create 250,000 jobs in Wisconsin in his first term. He fell nearly 50% short of that goal, an abysmal failure at the one major promise he made to voters.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/06/2015
  • Scott Walker’s Jobs Program Didn’t Work

    The bottom line is that Scott Walker said when he came into office, this is my blueprint for making good on my promise to create 250,000 jobs.

    Daily Beast, 06/25/2015
  • Scott Walker’s Record on Jobs & The Economy

    Scott Walker’s signature promise was to create 250,000 jobs in Wisconsin in his first term. He fell nearly 50% short of that goal.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/08/2015
  • Final Numbers Show Gov. Walker Fell Nearly 50 Percent Short on First Term Jobs Promise

    The final jobs numbers from the federal government covering the first term of Gov. Scott Walker released today confirm the utter failure of his administration to deliver on his job creation promise.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/21/2015
  • ICYMI: WEDC Funds Have Consistently Gone to Businesses of Gov. Walker’s Political Boosters Since Agency Inception

    The synergy between Gov. Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and his political fortunes is making headlines again.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/25/2015
  • Reaction to Walker’s State of State Speech

    “We see Wisconsin as a state in need of improvement,” said Scot Ross, director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now. “Our schools and workforce are among the best in the nation....

    Associated Press, 01/15/2015
  • Gov. Walker’s Math Problem Much Bigger Than Spelling Woes

    We agree with Scott Walker and his sycophantic friends in the right-wing media that we can now move past his embarrassing ‘molotov’ gaffe. But an analysis of Gov. Walker’s abysmal math is much more explosive.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/11/2014
  • Is Scott Walker Already Breaking Another Campaign Promise?

    Gov. Walker says anything to get elected and now he and his Republican front groups are ready to launch a frontal assault on Wisconsin's middle class working women and men.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/01/2014
  • Walker’s ‘Work Problem’ Is His Problem

    Gov. Scott Walker got everything he wanted from the Republican-controlled legislature for nearly four years and we are dead last in jobs in the Midwest.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/13/2014
  • State Job Website Falls Tens of Thousands of Jobs Short of Claimed Listings

    MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker and his Department of Workforce Development publicly tout over 70,000 job openings as being posted on a state website, But according to a Channel 27 News...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/24/2014
  • Gov. Walker Can’t Dispute Facts of One Wisconsin Now WEDC Report

    The increasingly desperate campaign of Gov. Scott Walker hastily convened a press conference yesterday to dispute the undeniable facts that his policies and administration have been an utter failure on job creation.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/22/2014
  • Gov. Walker Hiding Details of Latest Ad

    The latest television ad from the floundering campaign of Gov. Scott Walker purports to feature “real people” who allegedly got their jobs via the trickle-down economic policies of the Walker administration.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/13/2014
  • Latest Job Numbers Show Wisconsin Continues to Lag Behind Nation in Job Creation Under Gov. Walker

    MADISON, Wis. — The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics has released a new round of national job numbers. According to the data, Wisconsin ranks in the bottom third of states and significantly lags...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/25/2013
  • Walker, GOP Legislature’s Latest Promises of Moderation at Odds With Record of Extreme Partisanship, Failure on Jobs Promise

    After two years of unprecedented partisan political strife under their governance, a stagnant economy and record cuts to public education, Gov. Walker and legislative Republicans enter the new legislative session claiming in media reports that they will pursue a moderate political agenda.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/06/2013
  • Romney-Ryan Jobs Pledge: ‘Ours Is Smaller’

    MADISON, Wis. — Following the age-old political adage that setting the bar low enough helps one achieve success, the Republican presidential campaign of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan is promising in a...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/09/2012
  • Walker Political Appointee Stonewalling Release of Public Records?

    MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Walker’s political appointee in charge of the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) appears to be stonewalling the release of public records related to claims he made about the...

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/06/2012
  • 5 Questions Gov. Walker Should Answer At Tonight’s Debate

    MADISON, Wis. — Questions continue to mount about Gov. Walker’s candor on serious issues, including his involvement in the secret John Doe investigation of corruption and illegal campaigning by close aides and...

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/24/2012
  • One Wisconsin Now Asks Walker Campaign: What Were Your Other Guesses?

    Gov. Walker and his campaign ask us to believe that they had no advance notice of the alternative job numbers released by his political appointee at the Department of Workforce Development.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/17/2012
  • Miraculous or Scandalous?

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Deputy Director Mike Browne today announced the filing of public record requests associated with the suspicious timing of a new television ad from Gov. Walker’s campaign,...

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/16/2012
  • Gov. Walker’s Cross Country Cash Grab Takes Off As Wisconsin Economy Crashes and Burns

    MADISON, Wis. — Under Gov. Walker, Wisconsin’s economy has tanked, ranking dead last in the nation for job creation and suffering the ignominy of being the only state in the nation with...

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/29/2012
  • Is ‘It’s Working’ Gov. Walker’s ‘Mission Accomplished’?

    In fact, the only way Gov. Walker could be less credible is if he stood on the deck of the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln like George W. Bush in front of a banner reading “It’s Working, Wisconsin.”

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/19/2012
  • Job Numbers Continue Six-Month Plummet Under Walker Failure

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements on the latest news that Gov. Scott Walker’s failed economic policies have resulted in six straight months of...

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/18/2012
  • Today in Walker Failure: Wisconsin 2nd Highest in Nation for New Unemployment Claims

    The failed economic agenda of Gov. Scott Walker continues as grim and disturbing news came today from the U.S. Department of Labor that for the week ending December 31, the state of Wisconsin had the second highest number of new unemployment claims of any state in the nation - 10,203 new claims.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/11/2012
  • Broken Promises, Day 1: How Many Jobs Does Poll Tax ID Create?

    Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald took less than 24 hours to break the promise Republicans made to Wisconsin to focus on job creation - telling three media outlets the first bill the state will tackle is restricting the right to vote.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/03/2010