By John M. Della VolpePublished Mar 19, 2018 02:07:01The Wisconsin Legislature approved a bill Monday that would make it easier for employers to hire and fire employees, which the state’s largest employers say will save jobs and boost business.
The bill, approved by the Assembly Health Committee, would require employers to use technology to screen applicants before hiring them.
The measure passed easily by voice vote, though some Assembly members voted against the measure.
The measure will now go to Gov.
Scott Walker, who has expressed support for the bill.
Scott Walker, a Republican, has said he would sign a bill that allows employers to fire workers and has said hiring more workers is key to the state recovering from the Great Recession.
Wyoming, Kansas and Oklahoma have been pushing to increase the number of workers hired, but those states have not seen the economic recovery.
Some employers have seen hiring fall, including Walmart, which said it would cut 5,000 jobs by 2019.
The legislation is the latest in a wave of legislation that Republicans in Congress are pushing through Congress to expand the number and type of workers allowed to be hired.