Gov. Walker Addresses Central Wisconsin Job Growth

Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection in Stevens Point is a company that has experienced significant job growth in the last few years. In just the last quarter, nearly 100 new jobs were created.

It is that type of growth that prompted Gov. Scott Walker to pay them a visit this afternoon. He toured the Berkshire Hathaway call center and had a chance to speak with employees. During his visit, the governor stressed the importance of seeking out employment opportunities close to home before considering moving.

Following the announcement that nearly 200 people will be laid off from the Roundy's distribution center in Stevens Point, local companies like Berkshire Hathaway are stepping up to help. They hope to be able to provide jobs to at least some of those that will soon be out of work.

"For those people those doors are closing in their company, but for us, our doors are opening. We hope that we can find homes for some of those unlucky employees." says John Noel of Berkshire Hathaway.

During his speech, Governor Walker also highlighted the importance of attracting young people to seek jobs in the area.

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