JX Enterprises (JXE) hosted Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker as he signed Assembly Bill 450 – popularly known as “Wisconsin Wins” – into law this week. The Governor was joined by state Rep. Mark Honadel, who helped author and spearhead the legislation through unanimous approval from both the House and Senate.
The new law allows Wisconsin residents who are receiving unemployment benefits to take part-time training jobs with employers potentially looking for full-time employment. JXE plans to be among the first Wisconsin companies to participate in the program.
X Peterbilt has been communicating for several months with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development to discuss implementing the new employment training options that will be made available through the new law. The bill was signed at the JX Peterbilt-Milwaukee dealership in Oak Creek, Wis., in the district represented by Honadel.
“This legislation will help place job seekers directly into the workplace for on the job training,” said Governor Walker. “It is fitting that we’re signing the law at a company that would be able to utilize this kind of program.”
JXE’s President and CEO Eric Jorgensen explained why Wisconsin Wins was important to the company: “While the nation struggles with near-record unemployment and is looking for new ways to create jobs and get people back to work, Wisconsin is doing something about it. This innovative piece of legislation will make it easier than ever to bring employers and employees together, mitigating the risks and investment that can burden job growth. It’s an honor to not only host the signing of this bill, but to be active supporters of it from its inception and to be among the first companies that will participate in the program.”
JX Enterprises, headquartered in Waukesha, Wis., and founded in 1970, operates 15 medium- and heavy-duty truck dealerships operating as JX Truck Center and JX Peterbilt in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. The company is committed to partnering with its customers to provide one-stop-shopping for the full array of sales, financing, leasing, rental, integrated parts support and service solutions for the transportation industry.
The JX Truck Center location (Wausau, Wis.) provides Volvo trucks, service and parts in addition to Peterbilt offerings. JX Enterprises provides full-service rental and lease packages through JX PacLease and customized financing solutions through JX Financial. For additional information, please visit www.jxe.com.