Sheboygan County’s location has historically played an important role in shaping its population. The county, while itself a metropolitan statistical area, lies roughly equidistant between two larger metro areas — Green Bay and Milwaukee — and in close proximity to the greater Fox River valley. This extends the job market available to residents well beyond the county’s boundaries. Read more in our 2011 Sheboygan County Workforce Profile.
According to unionstats.com, fully 8.6% of the private workforce in the State of Wisconsin is represented by unions. Prominent companies in Sheboygan County with union representation include: Kohler Company, JL French, Piggly Wiggly Supermarkets, and Bemis Manufacturing Company. Bemis Manufacturing Company holds a distinction of not having a grievance in 25 years!!
Bay Area Workforce Development Board
Sheboygan County is a part of the Bay Area Workforce Development Board (BAWDB). The mission of the Bay Area Workforce Development Board is to develop a skilled workforce by strategically allocating and coordinating resources to address community needs. The BAWDB published the Workforce Investment Act’s local plan for its region.