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Local Residents Will Have Jobs at Northwestern Mutual Site
On Monday Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett shared details on a new workforce development program aimed at connecting Milwaukee residents with construction jobs at the new Northwestern Mutual building site and at other construction jobs in the community.
Using $500,000 in funds from the Northwestern Mutual Tax Incremental District, the city has engaged the Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership (WRTP/BIG STEP) to lead the training and placement activities.
The Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB) will also play a significant role.
City departments and members of the …
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MAWIB staff can help new unemployment claimants register with Wisconsin Job Service; as of October 13, new claimants MUST register to receive benefits
To support awareness of Workforce Development Month (September), the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB) has planned activities to give job seekers additional access to services with extended Resource Room hours and added support through scheduled job readiness classes, including interviewing skills and resume writing.
For more information, call (414) 270-1732 or visit MAWIB’s Resource Room, located at 2342 N. 27th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53210.
National Workforce Development Month …
Mayor Barrett officially kicked-off this year’s “Earn & Learn,” Milwaukee’s annual summer jobs program recently at the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board, along with a local Earn &Learn employer, MAWIB president and CEO Donald Sykes, and Milwaukee County Supervisor Khalif Rainey, a former summer jobs program participant. Also, dozens of Milwaukee young people, eager to enter the workforce, were on hand finalizing their summer job applications. The deadline to apply was May 16.
Each summer, the Earn & Learn program employs nearly 3,000 young people. Milwaukee’s summer youth employment program is …
Demonstrating shift has led to greater employer participation, more people served and more partners
This week, the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB) released the organization’s Five Year Report, highlighting changes and progress since the creation of MAWIB. MAWIB, previously the Private Industry Council, began operating as Milwaukee’s backbone workforce organization in July of 2007.
Since the shift to MAWIB, six major recommendations made to Mayor Tom Barrett and implemented by longtime workforce champion Donald Sykes have resulted in greater employer participation in workforce development, more than twice as many jobseekers being …