Summer is the season for students to kick back and enjoy a break from homework. Or maybe even get to work on building a resume. Here are some tips for kids entering the workforce from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.
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.
Milwaukee ranked poorly on a YWCA-commissioned assessment of employers' willingness to hire people with an irregular work history and limited "soft skills," such as showing up on time and getting along with supervisors.
Two years ago this week, Donna Jones was one of hundreds of workers at the Cargill Inc. beef slaughterhouse told their services would no longer be needed. Enter Employ Milwaukee to help her and 438 other displaced Cargill workers, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
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.
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.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports that America Works, a nationwide organization that connects job seekers and employers, recently held its first large-scale job fair in Milwaukee's central city on March 30.
Fifteen thousand Wisconsinites kicked off food stamps right before the holidays because of a new state work requirement law. Sounds heartless, right? Unless you actually look at the reason the people were bounced out of the program.
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.
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.
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.
Lowe's at Midtown Center in Milwaukee has closed. The store, located near 60th St. and Fond du Lac Ave., employed 107 people. Alderman Joe Davis, Sr., who represents the area has released a statement.
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.
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?"
Interested in working at Miller Park this season? Plan on attending the job fair Friday and Saturday at the ballpark.