Wisconsin may be famous for its cheese, but there is a lot more to this beautiful state than dairy products. Lakes Michigan and Superior have shorelines within the state, and one can explore thousands of smaller lakes and waterways when travelling inland. The more rural areas lie in the northern part of Wisconsin, and cities like Chippewa Falls Wausau are popular with tourists, skiers, and mountaineers. To the south are more urban areas like Milwaukee, the state?s biggest city, and the state capital, Madison. Wisconsin attracts huge tourist crowds in the summer and winter, and regardless if one enjoys the great outdoors or life in the big city, this state is sure to please anyone who comes to work or play.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Wisconsin employed more than 2.7 million non-farming employees in 2012, and that almost one million of these residents worked for the trade, transportation, and utilities industries, as well as manufacturing. Government employees made up the third-largest group, and the professional and business, and leisure and hospitality sectors were almost tied as the fourth and fifth largest employers. Areas around the Great Lakes and inland lakes offer a lot of employment opportunities for marine technicians and mechanics as well as trained hospitality and leisure specialists. Jobseekers should be aware that employment rates vary more by season in fields related to local tourism and transportation.

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