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With legislation signed by Mayor Tom Barrett following a unanimous vote by Milwaukee’s Common Council, Growing Power, Inc., has been awarded $425,000 to build 150 hoop house gardens on vacant land within the city. The farms will be tended by beginning urban farmers, creating 150 new jobs that will be filled by unemployed people in Milwaukee.
Growing Power’s proposal, called “Growing Capacity for the Green Economy,” was made in February to Milwaukee’s African American Male Unemployment Task Force, whose mission is to work with community organizations and businesses to reduce joblessness …
As a member of the African American Male Unemployment Task Force, I was very pleased when the City of Milwaukee Common Council voted unanimously to approve our recommendation that Growing Power receive a $425,000 grant to provide 150 urban farming jobs that will focus on hiring central city African American men.
Growing Power plans to build 150 “Hoop Houses”, structures where vegetables and fresh produce can be grown on a year round basis. The Hoop Houses will be located in Milwaukee on city owned lots and vacant land. Initially, 20 people …
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First part includes introducing no tax increase budget, creating a real jobs plan
County Executive candidate Chris Abele this week released the first part of his one-year agenda to bring real change to Milwaukee County. Abele is running in a special election on April 5 to complete the final year of the current County Executive term.
“Whether you live in Cudahy, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee or Brown Deer, you know the status quo isn’t working for Milwaukee County government, and the time for real reform is now,” said Abele. “Together we can focus on …
Priorities for next session include job creation, education, health care and law enforcement
WASHINGTON – As the U.S. Senate convenes for the 112th Congress this week, U.S. Senator Herb Kohl announced plans to immediately introduce several bills related to his priorities for the new session of Congress. Kohl will continue serving on the Appropriations, Judiciary and Banking Committees and will remain Chairman of the Special Committee on Aging; he will also continue chairing the Agriculture Appropriations panel and the Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights panel.
“There is much work to be …
Madison: Over 700 participants held a demonstration outside of the inauguration of Governor Scott Walker to demand that he be held fully accountable for creating family sustaining jobs. Walker promised to create 250,000 jobs during the campaign but has thus far offered no policy prescriptions capable of achieving this result. Participants waived signs reading “We Need Good Jobs Now” and listened to a group of unemployed workers and ministers discuss the desperate need for high quality jobs.
Such a mobilization of popular discontent at the inauguration of a new governor is …
There is no doubt: Wisconsin, and the City of Milwaukee in particular, needs jobs. Unemployment remains high and too many struggling families are out of work.
We need to change our state laws to tear down the barriers to job creation and to make sure we attract new investment to our state.
Updating the state’s telecommunications law is a good place to start. Wisconsin can not only keep and create new jobs, but also attract private sector investment that will fuel more job creation in all sectors of our economy.
Wisconsin’s telecom law …
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Mayor Barrett hosts job center’s open house
Mayor Tom Barrett recognized the culmination of a 17-year process to bring a Job Corps center to Milwaukee during an open house this week at the Milwaukee Job Corps center campus, 6665 N. 60th Street. The open house was open to the public as an opportunity to learn more about the Job Corps program and to tour the campus, which holds eight buildings on 25 acres.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young …
Monday afternoon 350 people rallied at the Talgo train manufacturing plant in Milwaukee to protest Governor-elect Scott Walker’s plan to scuttle the high-speed rail project. The size and energy of the event refl ects the growing public outcry against giving thousands of family supporting jobs away to Illinois and other states. The lead sponsors of the event where Citizen Action of Wisconsin’s Good Jobs and Livable Neighborhoods project, the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO, and Voces de la Frontera. Speakers included Phil Neuenfeldt, president of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO, Robert Kraig, executive …
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On-the-Job Training to Build Skills for Permanent Employment
Governor Jim Doyle and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced this week a $1 million project that will provide on-the-job training for at least 80 unemployed individuals in Milwaukee to help prepare them for permanent jobs in the building trades while improving city property in inner city neighborhoods.
The Milwaukee Builds demonstration project is a partnership between the state and the City of Milwaukee, with the state and city both providing $500,000 to fund the project. Individuals will work in transitional jobs, earning $8 to …
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Madison – Legislation that will create new jobs in Wisconsin has been introduced by State Representative Tamara Grigsby (D-Milwaukee) and is moving through the state legislature. Today, Representative Grigsby announced that the Wisconsin Family Jobs Act (Assembly Bill 898/Senate Bill 653) has been scheduled for public hearings in the Assembly and Senate, illustrating the legislature’s ongoing effort to create new jobs in Wisconsin.
“Jobs are priority number one,” Grigsby said. “A good job provides someone with the opportunity to provide for their family, invest in their community, and support our state. …