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                                                              November  2019 
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Job Losses  
Wisconsin lost 1,400 private sector jobs in August, and has already seen 8,142 layoffs since January. The state is on pace to hit nearly 12,000 layoffs in 2019, which would be the highest number in the past decade.
Wisconsin's year-over-year job growth declined to 0.32%, the worst performance since July 2010, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Carrie Weber
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Jordyn Roe
Associate Staffing Specialist
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In Wisconsin, we like to do things BIG. Here are a few of the world's biggest things that you can find right here in your home state.
1. The world's largest six pack in La Crosse is not just for looks. It's actually filled with enough beer to make 1,223,466 normal size six packs.
2. The world's largest muskie in Hayward measures 143-foot long and 4 stories tall.
3. The world's largest barber pole in Elkhart Lake is a red, white, and blue striped silo where Dave Gumieny, now 79, has been giving haircuts for under $10 for the past 41 years.
4. The world's largest grandfather clock in Kewaunee stands 38 feet tall. And it actually works!
5. The world's largest penny in Woodruff weighs 17,000 pounds, is 15-feet high, and about a foot thick.
6. The world's largest hamburger was made in Seymour. It weighed a massive 8,266 pounds, and fed a total of 13,000 people!
7. The world's largest badger in Birnamwood is 40 feet tall, and towers over his equally massive hallowed log.
8. The world's largest talking cow in Neillsville, "Chatty Belle," stands 16 feet high at the shoulders and measures 20 feet long. She was part of the 1964 New York World's Fair.
9. The world's largest soup kettle in Laona measures 7 feet in circumference and is 3 feet deep.
10. The world's largest corkscrew in Hurley is 24 feet high, and sits outside of a liquor store.


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Farm Workforce Modernization Act 
A bipartisan bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives aims to offer legal status, and even a pathway to citizenship, to hundreds of thousands of undocumented alien farmworkers.
Under the bill, applicants who are able to show at least 180 days of agricultural
employment over the last two years could receive a new five-year visa, renewable by working at least 100 days per year in agriculture. Workers could then earn legal permanent resident status if they meet a requirement related to the amount of time worked in agriculture for a certain number of years. The bill also mandates nationwide E-Verify for all agricultural workers.
According to the Pew Research Center there are an estimated 325,000 undocumented immigrants currently working in agriculture. The majority of farmworkers in the U.S. are in California, where it's estimated that as many as 75 percent of them are undocumented.    
Five Tips for Surviving the Holidays
1. Think moderation - Try not to overindulge with food and/or alcohol. Eating and drinking may feel like they temporarily "ease the pain" of the holiday blues, but they can also lead to feelings of guilt.
2. Stay connected - Make sure to leave time to spend with friends and/or family who value you. And if they don't live close by, call them for a "reality check" or some "grounding."  Remember to ask for support if you need it.
3. Don't be alone, if you don't want to be - If you anticipate spending the holidays alone, try to volunteer somewhere, like in a soup kitchen, with children in group homes, or the elderly in various facilities. People will so appreciate you that you may feel better about yourself, but more importantly, you'll have company.
4. Just say no - It's OK to say no when you're asked to do more than you can. It's fine to say no to some invitations and fine to say no to those asking for favors. Remember, this is your holiday too!
5. Ask for help - Holidays are often a time people attempt to take on too much or do too much on their own. It's OK to ask for help from family and friends. Whether for decorating, shopping, cooking, or a shoulder to lean on, ASK.
Linda Walter - Psychology Today

Green Beans with Bacon and Shallots
2 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces
8 bacon slices, thinly sliced crosswise
2 tablespoons butter
2/3 cup finely chopped shallots (about 4 large)

Cook beans in large pot of boiling salted water until crisp, but tender, about 4 minutes. Drain. Rinse under cold water. Drain well. Pat dry with paper towels. (Can be prepared 6 hours ahead. Wrap in paper towels; enclose in resealable plastic bag and refrigerate.)   Cook bacon in heavy large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Transfer to paper towels and drain. Discard all but 2 tablespoons bacon fat in skillet. Add butter to skillet and melt over medium heat. Add shallots and sauté until tender and golden, about 4 minutes. Add beans and sauté until heated through, about 6 minutes. Add bacon to skillet and toss to blend. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to bowl and serve.
Marijuana Breathalyzer
As more states push to legalize recreational marijuana, concerns about people driving while high continue to mount. Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in 2012, and in the following 4 years saw the number of marijuana related traffic deaths increase by 66% compared to the 4 prior years.  
Because of statistics like this, law enforcement is committed to preventing
people from driving while under the influence of marijuana.  The difficulty comes in determining whether a marijuana user is currently under the influence, or simply has a low level of residual THC in their system from prior usage.  Current field testing methods can determine the presence of marijuana, but not the level in the system, and some tests can detect marijuana use as much 30 days previously.  
Three companies, SannTek, Cannabix, and Hound Labs are in a race to develop the first practical marijuana breathalyzer. Hound Labs claims to be the closest, with actual trials being conducted. It is estimated that a device could be available as early as next year.    
Inspirational Quote
Always try to learn from other people's mistakes, not your own. It's much cheaper that way. - Donald Trump