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By George E. Curry
One of the primary goals of the 1963 March on Washington was finding or creating jobs for Blacks. At a panel discussion during the annual convention of the National Urban League, jobs was mentioned more frequently than any other topic as leaders discussed the famous march 50 years ago and an upcoming one planned for Saturday, Aug. 24.
Barbara Arnwine, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, said employers are increasingly using measures that have nothing to do with job …
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Time Warner Cable last week announced the addition of 200 new full-time jobs to its downtown Milwaukee workforce.
The new hires will work as Retention Representatives, developing expertise in Time Warner Cable’s products and services so they may help manage the relationship Time Warner Cable has with its customers over time. The new employees will assist customers from the Midwest, Texas and California. Four shifts will be offered, helping to meet the diverse needs of students and working parents.
The first 70 jobs are …
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Development to spur new jobs, more visitors
Potawatomi Bingo Casino, owned and operated by the Forest County Potawatomi Community, furthered a two decade-long investment in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley by breaking ground on its $150 million hotel last week. Connected to the casino, the project will generate hundreds of new jobs and millions in additional revenue for the area.
The hotel, which will serve as a new icon in the Menomonee Valley, will feature 381 rooms, a spa and exercise area, a casual-dining restaurant, a lobby/bar lounge and meeting space. Designed as a …
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Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) accompanied President Barack Obama on Air Force One to Milwaukee and on a tour of the Master Lock facility this week. She said that it is her hope that Master Lock will be a model for other companies in her district and across the country on the benefits of “insourcing”.
“It was so wonderful to have President Obama come to Milwaukee to highlight the great investments that Master Lock has made in our city.” Congresswoman Moore said.
She also addressed the president’s budget proposal. “The …
Several references include encouraging plans for the African American community
Before a crowd of more than 500 individuals, Mayor Barrett delivered his State of the City Address. His remarks touched on several new initiatives including the Mayor’s Manufacturing Partnership, the “Fix it First” program and a Milwaukee Sustainability Plan.
He delivered his address at Ingeteam located at 3550 W. Canal St. “I chose Ingeteam and the Valley as this year’s State of the City venue because our successes here should serve as a reminder – an inspirational reminder – that we can …
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Milwaukeeans held ‘State of the Union’ watch parties throughout the city. One of the major watch party gatherings was held at President Obama’s Organizing for America Campaign northside office located at 2201 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4), who was in Washington, D.C. responded to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address to Congress.
“The President delivered a great speech tonight. His vision for restoring the economic security to the middle class by focusing on American manufacturing, energy, skills for American workers, and …
Ray Harmon, public servant and candidate for the Milwaukee Common Council in District 9, released the first part of his Vision for Change for Northwest Milwaukee: Jobs and Economic Development.
“For far too long, Milwaukee’s Northwest side has faced economic downturns and a lack of promising job development,” Harmon said. “I believe that through redevelopment and careful planning for future reinvestment we can increase land values and create a renewed sense of identity. My Vision for Change sets forth the framework for our revitalization. For years, Northridge has fallen behind the …
Development expected to spur nearly 1,000 direct, indirect jobs
Potawatomi Bingo Casino, owned and operated by the Forest County Potawatomi Community, announced this week it is building a $150 million hotel adjacent to Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley, creating new jobs and generating millions in additional revenue for the Milwaukee area.
The proposed hotel will be a 4-star/4-diamond level hotel with 382 rooms, a full-service spa and a casual-dining restaurant. The Tribe is hoping to break ground in late spring/ early summer 2012. Construction is expected to last about two …
Leaders take a grassroots approach to developing a Milwaukee Jobs Act
By Maricha Harris
Job creation was the center of discussion at a town hall meeting that was organized and hosted by several community- based organizations, including Citizen Action of Wisconsin, League of Young Voters, Milwaukee Inner City Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH), 9to5 Milwaukee, Milwaukee Area Labor Council, Urban Underground, the African American Chamber of Commerce, Voices de la Frontera, Laborers Local 113, Tikkun Ha-Ir, and Wisconsin Jobs Now. The meeting was held at Cross Lutheran Church.
Many of the organizations gave …
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Funds will launch its state-wide Let’s Work Wisconsin initiative
A $500,000 grant will provide seed capital for the new Let’s Work Wisconsin initiative. North Milwaukee State Bank ( NMSBank ) recently received a grant from the CDFI for its lending efforts and promotion of economic development in its community.
The Let’s Work Wisconsin initiative is a program headed by NMSBank designed to employ local citizens and restore jobs in the state of Wisconsin.
The bank desires to leverage its new grant to make $5 million in loans. According to local CDFI recipients, every …