Thursday, December 30, 2010

Governor Elect Scott Walker Selects Perez, A Hispanic Labor Economist To Lead Wisconsin DWD In January

Manuel "Manny" Perez

Photo: JNA Staffing

Walker names Manuel Perez as Secretary for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. Perez will become the first Hispanic in Wisconsin's history to lead DWD in January.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 30, 2010

Madison - On Thursday, Governor-elect Scott Walker (R) named Manuel "Manny" Perez, former President and Co-owner of JNA Staffing as Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) replacing DWD Secretary Roberta Gassman in January. Perez in Walker's Cabinet position will be in charge of seven divisions in the DWD, including the unemployment and compensation division.
Perez originally from Caracas, Venezuela is well known as a labor economist and is currently the Chair of the Wisconsin Hispanic Republican National Assembly and the Secretary for the Republican National Hispanic Assembly.
The DWD website provided the following information, the Department's primary responsibilities include providing job services training and employment assistance to people looking for work, at the same time as it works with employers on finding the necessary workers to fill current job openings.
Under the DWD umbrella, a wide variety of employment programs can be found which range from securing jobs for the disabled, and assisting former welfare recipients as they make a transition into work. Promoting employment in the state through Wisconsin Job Centers, linking youth with jobs of tomorrow, protecting and enforcing worker's rights, processing jobs of tomorrow, protecting and enforcing worker's rights, unemployment claims and ensuring workers compensation claims are paid in accordance with the law, according to DWD's website.

Click here for Manny's Perez bio and pic from WI DWD posted recently.

Perez brief bio:

14 years of experience in the staffing and HR industry

Expert in security and compliance

Doctoral Studies in Labor Economics Economic Development, UW-Madison

Former North America Product Manager for Manpower U.S.A., Managed Services Staffing for the largest staffing corporation in the U.S.

Expert in the design of advanced staffing solutions that generate savings.

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