By Urban Media News
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and County Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz-Velez recently sat down with leaders in the Latino community to discuss Milwaukee County’s role in economic development, job creation, and connecting workers with existing jobs across Milwaukee County.
The Latino roundtable and County Executive Abele discussed their shared goals of improving public transit to ensure people without cars can easily travel across Milwaukee County. They also discussed the need for the state of Wisconsin to provide new mechanisms for funding so that Milwaukee County can make critical investments in infrastructure – such as repairing local roads – that will foster new economic development across Milwaukee.
One of the community leaders in attendance was Patricia Ruiz-Cantu, the Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s Latino Caucus.
“I appreciate County Executive Abele’s commitment to listening to the needs of the Latino community, as well as his efforts to empower all communities of color in Milwaukee County,” said Patricia Ruiz-Cantu. “Through our discussions we know that Milwaukee County officials are listening to our concerns and ideas for improving Milwaukee, and it is good to see leaders like Chris bringing people together, as well as giving us an opportunity to hold him accountable for acting on our discussions. I appreciate his willingness to sit down and have real conversations with real people.”
County officials shared how Milwaukee County receives fewer applications from people of color and the roundtable discussed how to address this problem. One result of the meeting was a renewed emphasis on connecting Milwaukee County residents who are seeking employment with Milwaukee County resources.
“I am proud of the progress we are making, but we must do a better job of ensuring that our communities of color benefit from the new job creation and economic development happening across Milwaukee County,” said County Executive Chris Abele. “I am committed to working with community leaders all across the county to ensure that happens.”
Job seekers can visit Milwaukee County’s human resources website, https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Human-Resources, to learn more information about these resources and apply for open jobs at Milwaukee County.