Drive-thru job fairs to be held Thursday afternoon

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Amy Woolf, a job service career counselor for the Department of Workforce Development, directs people on July 15 at a drive-thru job fair in Oshkosh. The department is hosting a series of more job fairs using the drive-thru format on Thursday. (Photo: Courtesy of Fox Valley Workforce Development Board)

The drive-thru will be the format for a series of job fairs that will be held Thursday throughout Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Workforce Development Association will host the events from noon-4 p.m. at the following locations in northeastern and central Wisconsin:

  • Fond du Lac: St Vincent de Paul, 330 N. Peters Ave.
  • Green Bay: Riverside Ballroom Parking Lot, 1560 Main St.
  • Menasha: Menasha Job Center, 1802 Appleton Road.
  • Shawano: Shawano County Job Center, 607 E. Elizabeth St.
  • Sheboygan: Sheboygan County Job Center, 3620 Wilgus Ave.
  • Wausau: Marathon County Job Center, 364 Grand Ave.

This is the second time the Wisconsin Workforce

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Montana adds 196 virus cases Thursday, 9 in Cascade, Glacier counties

Phil Drake, Great Falls Tribune
Published 10:27 a.m. MT Sept. 10, 2020 | Updated 2:33 p.m. MT Sept. 10, 2020

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Montana posted 196 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 early Thursday, with Cascade and Glacier counties adding nine reports.

Chouteau and Hill counties added three and Liberty and Toole counties each had one, according to the state’s website, covid19.mt.gov.

The state is using this promotion to remind people to wear a mask. (Photo: STATE OF MONTANA)

Gov. Steve Bullock on Thursday announced outbreak response protocols to help kindergarten through 12th grade schools as they deal with COVID-19 cases.

According to a news release from the governor’s office, this plan includes information on COVID-19 symptoms, “when to call for emergency care, determining close contacts, when to quarantine, isolate, and recommend testing, and when to allow students and staff to return to school.”

It includes advice on when to involve local public health

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After Thursday Selloff And In-Line Jobs Report, Eyes On Tech Sector, “Reopening” Stocks

Right on the money.

That’s how you can sum up today’s payrolls report from the Department of Labor, which showed job growth of 1.4 million in August.  While down from around 1.7 million in July, the headline figure was exactly in line with Wall Street’s estimates. 

The data appeared to provide some early support to the major indices. Maybe some of yesterday’s heavy selling reflected people worrying about a possible bad number. Growth of 1.4 million is strong by historic standards and suggests the economy continues to recover from the crisis, but there’s definitely been a slide over the last few months. Growth was more than 4 million in June. 

What’s really surprising is the unemployment rate falling from double digits all the way down to 8.4%, something few if anyone had expected. An increase in government hiring for census workers might have played into that. Also, the number of

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