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                                       February   2019 
In this issue
Job Numbers Up!
The U.S. economy added 304,000 jobs in January, beating initial expectations of 165,000. December's number was revised down from an initial estimate of 312,000, to 222,000. 

Nevertheless, the net gain in jobs was stronger than expected.  
January Unemployment Rate Increases
January's unemployment rate rose by .1% to 4.0%, due, in part, to the government shutdown and government workers identifying themselves as "temporarily laid off."  
 
The rise in January's unemployment rate was also due in part to an increase in the labor force participation rate, which climbed to 63.2% from 63.1% in December. January's participation level marks the highest since 2013.
Anniversaries
 
   
Mike Hackbarth
President - 25 years
    
Steve Kamrowski
CEO - 23 years
 
Beth Pieper
Area Manager
Manitowoc & Sheboygan
20 years
 
Jessie Wensink
Branch Manager
Green Bay
1 year

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Fun Facts  
Last fall, mosquitoes helped capture a thief who led police on a high-speed chase. 
 
After allegedly stealing three bottles of J├Ągermeister from a Piggly Wiggly grocery store in a Campbellsport, Wisconsin, a man and his getaway driver led police on a three-mile chase.  During the pursuit, the thief jumped out of the vehicle, and the driver parked and ran into a cornfield. Police surrounded the area.  

An hour later, the getaway driver put up his hands and surrendered, saying he couldn't stand the swarming mosquitoes.  

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Foxconn Changes Plans  

Foxconn announced earlier this month that their new Wisconsin facility will no longer be a manufacturing plant as originally proposed, but will instead be primarily a research and development center staffed by scientists and engineers.
 
Foxconn said it remains committed to Wisconsin and the creation of 13,000 jobs as promised. But because the global market environment that existed when the $10 billion project was announced in 2017 has shifted, "this has necessitated the adjustment of plans for all projects."
 
Economic development officials and other supporters of the project urged patience, saying Foxconn still plans to invest what it promised. Louis Woo, special assistant to Foxconn's CEO, was quoted as telling Reuters that it is scaling back and possibly shelving plans to build display screens in Wisconsin because "we can't compete." Woo said that instead of a factory, Foxconn wants to create a "technology hub," with about three-quarters of the jobs in research and development and design.    
Hot Jobs
 
According to the Wisconsin Job Center, "Hot Jobs" are high 
projected growth occupations that have a median salary above the state median, a percentage change greater than the state average, and have the most projected openings.  Below are the top 5 "Hot Jobs."
 
1. Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
2. Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing
3. Registered Nurses
4. General and Operations Managers
5. Maintenance and Repair Workers
 
The 5 jobs with the highest median salaries are:
 
1. Sales Managers
2. Computer and Information Systems Managers
3. Financial Managers
4. Industrial Production Managers
5. General and Operations Managers  
 
Click here to read the entire report.
Don't be a Victim

Email scams, hacking, ransomware, and phishing are big business these days.  Here are a few of the most common scams, how to spot them, and how to reduce your risk of becoming a victim.    
 
The Nigerian Prince - A deposed foreign dignitary wants your help getting his fortune out of the country.  
Lottery winner - You've won a lottery that you don't remember ever entering. 
You've got mail! - You receive a notification that you have unread mail in an "inbox" that you have never used or even heard of.     
Candid Camera - Someone claims to have secretly recorded video of you in a "compromising" situation.    
Hacked account - You receive notification that one of your accounts has been hacked, and you need to change your log-in information immediately by following links in the email.   
IRS - You owe unpaid taxes, and risk arrest if you don't pay up quickly.    
Inheritance - An overseas relative has died and left you a small fortune.  
Tech support - A well-known computer manufacturer or software company is notifying you that a virus has been detected on your computer, or that there is something wrong with your system that can only be remedied by clicking on an attached link.  
Payment declined - An email comes from what looks like a service that you subscribe to saying that your recent payment was declined, and your service will be suspended unless you address the situation immediately. 
 
Scam emails like these are designed to either extort money from the victim, or to enable the sender to exploit the user's computer, network, or contact lists.  Signs of a possible scam are emails containing incorrect or improper spelling, punctuation, or grammar, get rich quick promises, threats, or urgent calls to action.  You should also be suspicious if the actual email address appears to be from a sender other than the company the email claims to be from.  
 
You can reduce your risk of becoming a victim by following these guidelines:  Use a spam filter to reduce the number of spam and scam emails that get through to your inbox.  Never respond to a suspected scam or spam email.  Never click on ANY links or attached files in a suspicious email, an email from an unknown sender, or even an email from someone you know that you weren't expecting.  If an email instructs you to access your account via an attached link, instead visit the site by using the link in your bookmarks, or from a search engine search for that company's website.    
Recipe
Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken
 
Ingredients:
1 1/2 lbs chicken breast
1 can (14.4 oz) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies
1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
8 oz frozen corn
1/4 C chopped fresh cilantro
1 can (14.4 oz) fat free chicken broth
3 scallions, chopped
1 t garlic powder
1 t onion powder
1 t cumin
1 t cayenne pepper (to taste)

Directions: Combine chicken broth, beans (drained), corn, tomatoes, cilantro, scallions, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, cayenne pepper and salt in the crock pot. Season chicken breast with salt and lay on top. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-6 hours. Thirty minutes before serving, remove chicken and shred. Return chicken to slow cooker and stir in. Salt to taste and adjust seasoning to taste. Serve over rice or with tortillas, and with your favorite toppings.  

(Instant Pot: Cook high pressure 25 minutes, quick or natural release.)     
 
  

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