Walker announces 50 new jobs in La Crosse

By: Alyssa Fenske Email
By: Alyssa Fenske Email

La Crosse (WEAU)-
Governor Scott Walker was visiting Authenticom Inc in La Crosse.

Authenticom Inc is a business that is creating 50 new jobs in the area, and with their expansion they are eligible for 230 thousand dollars in tax credits.

Walker was just in town announcing a program to help create jobs for technical colleges. He says he's pleased to be back in town again to announce the job creation.

"Yesterday we were here talking about jobs, talking about making a connection to jobs. It’s nice to now talk about a company that is specifically adding new jobs," said Walker.

Walker also made the announcement that the Department of Workforce Development released job numbers for the month of January. January’s numbers are up almost 16 thousand jobs in the private sector, and the unemployment rate is down to 6.9 percent.

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  • by Anonymous on Mar 11, 2012 at 07:46 PM
    Funny how wrapped up people get in politics. Don't worry, you will wake up tomorrow as the same person and there will still be air to breathe.
  • by Ed Location: Chippewa on Mar 11, 2012 at 07:20 PM
    Why does everyone think the government owes them a job?
  • by Diane on Mar 11, 2012 at 06:43 PM
    Why was Scotty even there? Doesn't he say "government doesn't create jobs"? The company created the jobs, why is he taking the credit? Wait,I think government does create jobs. If you give away (give back, don't collect -- whatever!) $230,000 I'll bet lots of people could create 50 jobs. Each of these jobs cost taxpayers $40,000. Bet you could have gotten a state worker for less nowadays!
  • by Anonymous Location: Eau Claire on Mar 9, 2012 at 09:27 AM
    Duh, it is tax money.....
  • by B on Mar 9, 2012 at 09:11 AM
    I'm not stupid I know what a tax credit is. What I was saying was that when they give credits, that means there is less tax revenue. They r giving the credits to create jobs, which I do not have a problem with. Just a simple calculation shows they will not gain as much tax revenue than they are loosing in tax credits by not collecting those taxes. LESS REVENUE TO STATE. Also, whoever said the only tax should be income tax (really). If that's the case then I'll just go in to business for myself and never pay taxes again! And what about property tax, how would local government function without that tax money?
  • by BAS Location: Chippewa on Mar 9, 2012 at 08:30 AM
    Hear the news this AM. When you combine private sector and public sector jobs, Wisconsin lost another 8,000 plus job in January. Recall!
  • by Rick Location: Osseo on Mar 9, 2012 at 08:03 AM
    The tax credits for the company are a complete waste of government funds. Companies hire people based on market demands, not because of a tax credit.
  • by Philo Location: Eau Claire on Mar 9, 2012 at 07:27 AM
    Has anyone else looked up what this company does? It looks like they probably pay well and offer good benefits, but I would be willing to bet that only 1-2% of the people reading this could actually qualify for these jobs. I'm very computer literate, but I still don't have the know-how to do what they do. Is there a large group of recently graduated, unemployed software engineers out there we're not aware of?
  • by TODD Location: CITY on Mar 9, 2012 at 07:25 AM
    AL 17 REPUBLICAN 16 Democratic.Let me explain as 17 is more then 16.As you see 16 is Lower then 17. as 17 is the highest 17 and is in control of the 16.As there are only 16,16 can never be more then 17 it make know difference what 16 does. Now if number 17 on the other side does not show up to help the other 16 the bill is not going to pass so you could say the Republican caused it to fail.What was wanted was to keep the mine rules the same as they have been.Walker rejected it because he and the mine people wanted the rules change for this mine.The mine wanted it changed and it did not change and the mine pull out.You people are like Black widow spider you even turn on your own party member and call him names.Just because this man did not vote for it and he is not one of walker rubber stampers he's called a Rino
  • by Anonymous on Mar 9, 2012 at 06:25 AM
    Job growth is being reported across the country. Jobs are being generated more slowly in WI because it takes Scott longer to communicate w/out his secret email network. How is Scott Russell and his partners in crime doing btw?
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