WEDC staff ‘working through the process’ of determining essential businesses; Unemployment claims soaring

— WEDC chief Missy Hughes says agency staff are “working through the process” of determining which businesses are essential after a spike in related web traffic contributed to the agency’s site crashing. 

“This is a hard conversation,” she said yesterday during a webinar viewed by business leaders. “Everybody wants to be essential, and everybody is essential.”

After the order was announced, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. website received an “extraordinary spike” in traffic and crashed for several hours. WEDC spokesman David Callender said nearly 2,000 information requests about essential business status have been received by the site, and noted agency staff are “swamped” by the workload...   ...more

Ken Notes: Missy is up to the task and seems to be able to sort through the noise. This is a tough job. An example for your consideration, my daughters are massage therapists and their companies were deemed essential and elective surgery was not???

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