The City of Milwaukee, in collaboration with the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB) and the United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS), is hosting two information sessions for unemployed individuals interested in 115 newly-created six-month transitional jobs with the City of Milwaukee.
Transitional Jobs participants who are successfully recruited, interviewed and employed will have the opportunity to work in the Department of Public Works, the Department of City Development and Neighborhood Services, and the Port of Milwaukee. The 115 workers will gain skills and experience while working under the direct supervision of city supervisors and alongside city employees and will be paid at least $10.10 per hour.
The sessions are scheduled at the following date and times:
- Wednesday, January 14, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at MAWIB, 2342 N. 27th St.
- Wednesday, January 14, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at MAWIB, 2342 N. 27th St.
Individuals interested in applying for the Compete Milwaukee transitional jobs MUST meet the following requirements and attend the information session on January 14, 2015:
- Must reside in this geographical area at the time of enrollment: Sherman Boulevard on the West, Silver Spring Drive on the North, Hwy I-43 on the East, and Mitchell Street on the South.
- Must be 18—64 years old at the time of enrollment.
- If 24 years of age or older, MUST be the biological, adoptive or primary relative caregiver of a child under the age of 18.
- Individual must have one of the following: a child support order, a child welfare reunification plan or be an ex-offender.
- Must have been unemployed for the last four (4) consecutive calendar weeks prior to enrollment.
- Cannot be receiving W2 benefits and not eligible to receive Unemployment Insurance Compensation.
- Have an annual household income that is less than 150% of the federal poverty guideline for the household size.
NOTE: Individuals who participated in the Transform Milwaukee Jobs Program are not eligible to participate in this opportunity.
For more information, job seekers can call UMOS at (414) 389-6000 and visit this website.
“Given the overwhelming response we received regarding the transitional job positions in 2014 and the value transitional workers added to City services while gaining valuable work experience, I’m extremely pleased we are able to offer an additional 115 openings,” said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. “Our continued hope is that these individuals receive quality training and experience and go on to gain full-time employment.”
Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, the primary Common Council sponsor for Compete Milwaukee, said the variety of city departments taking part in the initiative offer participants a wide range of possible job opportunities.
“Compete Milwaukee is a prime opportunity for residents in some of the city’s most challenged areas to make their way into the employment pipeline,” Alderman Hamilton said. “I encourage job seekers who live in the targeted area and who meet the qualifications to come down on January 14th and see what Compete has to offer.”
“We are eager to continue with these temporary job placements as a means for participants to gain skills that will make them more competitive and could lead to full-time, family supporting employment,” states Lupe Martinez, President and Chief Executive Officer, UMOS.