Bucks announce labor organization, $12.50 wage floor for arena district jobs

Published Feb. 9, 2018

As the new arena approaches its scheduled opening this fall, the Bucks are getting ready to hire employees for it. On Friday, with the Alliance for Good Jobs, the team announced the launch of a labor organization for the arena district, and part of the agreement is a wage floor of $12.50 per hour.


StandEatDrink hosts job fair at MOVIDA on June 13

Published June 7, 2016

StandEatDrink Hospitality Group, the owners of MOVIDA in Walker's Point, as well as the forthcoming Hotel Madrid and Yokohama 1910, will host a job fair for qualified candidates on Monday, June 13.


Bolstered city workforce development measure pushes forward

Published May 25, 2016

A Common Council ordinance has been drafted that would significantly reinforce the city's ability to put unemployed or underemployed people to work, while also better ensuring economic opportunities for small and locally-owned businesses.


Transitional jobs program struggles to find eligible participants

Published Feb. 18, 2015

Jared Iles has been on a quest for employment since August of last year. But all the 44-year-old ex-offender has to show for his eager attitude is a stack of business cards from temp services that have not yielded any work. It would seem Iles has the ideal pedigree for Compete Milwaukee, a City of Milwaukee transitional jobs program, but he is childless, making him ineligible according to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service report.


My Milwaukee job hunt

Published May 7, 2014

I came to Milwaukee with a hugely inflated ego. I honestly thought, "They need me in Milwaukee!" So, here's an update on my job hunt so far.


So where are the jobs?

Published Nov. 7, 2011

That belief has been shaken to its very core and I've come to the conclusion that we might be a whole lot better off with almost no government at all.


Let Bucks guard Charlie Bell do your job

Published July 28, 2009

Charlie Bell and the Bucks today announced a new contest where you can get the Bucks guard to do your job for you. That's right, let an NBAer do your work while you kick back and slack.


Who do ya know wants to buy a job?

Published July 13, 2009

While attending a conference recently, a couple of friends from Louisiana gave me some friendly grief, telling me how they are "kicking some Yankee butt," or some such. Amused, I inquired, "What are you talking about?"