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Perfecseal moves forward with $14M expansion, will create 160 jobs

Oshkosh medical packaging manufacturer Perfecseal is moving forward with its plans to build a $14 million, 110,000-sq. ft. addition later this year after receiving a $2 million tax incremental finance package this week from the Oshkosh City Counci...

More workers testing job market

by Larry Avila With the economy appearing to be on stable ground, employers around the country are adding workers and people looking for better paying jobs are finding them.   New data from the Labor Department shows there were 4.7 million job ope...

Primaries will pare down Republican candidates

Primaries slated for Aug. 12 in northeast Wisconsin will help pare down the number of Republicans vying for two State Assembly seats and one Congressional office. In the 55th Assembly District covering Neenah, the town of Menasha, town of Clayton ...

Data points to stable economy

by Larry Avila The latest wave of government data suggests the economy is on stable ground. The Commerce Department reported new orders for manufactured goods in June increased $5.7 billion or 1.1 percent. It’s the fourth time in five months that ...

Seeking compassionate employers in NE Wisconsin

by Sean Fitzgerald If you work for or know of a Compassionate Employer in northeast Wisconsin, you have one more opportunity to submit a nomination for our first ever Compassionate Employer Awards. The deadline is quickly approaching on Monday, Ju...

Fox Valley Technical College, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College land state training grants

by Larry Avila More state funds to train workers are funneling through to Wisconsin’s technical colleges. On July 17, Gov. Scott Walker announced more than $28 million in Wisconsin Fast Forward grants would be awarded to the state’s 16 technical c...

West Corp. expansion will bring 240 jobs to northeast Wisconsin

by Larry Avila West Corp., which offers calling center services, is expanding into the Green Bay area. The company will occupy the former Associated Banc-Corp. headquarters at 1200 Hansen Road in Ashwaubenon. The site, which will open July 28, wil...

Packers report $16 million revenue jump

By Larry Avila The Green Bay Packers on July 10 reported 2014 revenues at $324.1 million, up 5.2 percent from $308.1 million in 2013. The $16 million increase was split between national and local revenues. The team said player costs rose $35 milli...

Fond du Lac-based American Bank acquires InvestorsBank of Waukesha

by Larry Avila Fond du Lac-based American Bank on July 8 announced it acquired InvestorsBank of Waukesha, a private, family-owned full service bank. American Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEB Corp., with assets in excess of $1.5 billion. In...

U.S. employers add 288,000 jobs in June

by Larry Avila U.S. employers added 288,000 jobs in June, leading to the national unemployment rate dropping to 6.1 percent. May's jobless rate was 6.3 percent. The Bureau of Labor Statistics on July 3 reported job gains were widespread, led by em...