The economy is not healthy for us or for businesses, especially for those in health care:
MCS Health Management Options Inc. notified the state Department of Workforce Development that it would eliminate 45 jobs, including two of three positions in its Green Bay office.But wait! There's more!
A health care equipment manufacturer plans to close its Stevens Point factory and lay off nearly 150 people.When you take into account the ripple effect, that will be another 200 people out of work.
Joerns Healthcare says the layoffs will begin the first week in June. The company is moving work to its other facilities as a cost-saving move.
State and local officials are miffed that Joerns is leaving Stevens Point, saying financial incentives were offered to keep the plant open in Stevens Point.
Mayor Andrew Halverson tells the Stevens Point Journal (http://spjour.nl/HBjQ7U ) that the incentives included $500,000 to $1 million in tax increment finance incentives.
Tell me again how Walker's budget is such a success. The facts keep making me forget that story.