LAC DU FLAMBEAU
- Lac du Flambeau tribal officials and the state showed what can happen when they work together.
Thursday, the Department of Workforce Development secretary toured Lac du Flambeau's new job center.
The job center opened about two weeks ago.
Before then, job seekers from Lac du Flambeau and Vilas County had to travel all the way to Rhinelander.
Opening a center there means an easier way for job seekers and employers to connect.
"We want to make sure we provide resources, transportation and the geography. Regionalization is always a challenge, to make sure we have a central place where it's accessible for all the people in the state of Wisconsin," said Department of Workforce Development Secretary Reggie Newson.
The job center can help with resumes, interview skills, and even job seekers get their you get their drivers' license.
But as the state and tribe continue to work together, they're hoping for even more.
"The exciting thing is the potential of what it can become," Tribal Education Director Joni Theobald said. "The job training, the career, technical development, the educational needs - it really culminates and brings together the needed resources and the needed agencies."
The center is open to everyone, not just the tribe. It's funded by a mix of federal, tribal and state funds.
The state provides $20,000 per year in funding.
Story By: Lex Gray