I am back—this time with a call to action.
As you may know, I’m Damia Causey, the new career and resource columnist for the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.
The goal of my biweekly column is to share tips and resources related to jobs and training that our readers can use such as career fairs, internship opportunities and the like. I am especially interested in helping to reduce barriers to employment by listing resources such as resume help, driver’s license clinics, GED/HSED classes, literacy programs and other tools to make searching and securing employment easier for our citizens.
In the spirit of working together for a common goal, I would like to ask for your help. If there are any upcoming events or services your organization provides that you think would make good content for my column, please email me at least two weeks in advance.
And please share this column with your neighbors, employers, schools and anyone else you think needs this information.
Thank you for your time, and I look forward to helping you connect to our community.
Here are some events happening near you:
A hiring event for Fair workers
Who: Delaware North Sportservice
When: From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23.
Where: Miller Park. Enter by the Hot Corner and follow the signs. There’s a big change – no more paper applications. Apply online.
Recruitment events for Census 2020
Who: United States Census 2020
When: Recruitment sessions in January and February.
How: Click here for more information.
Employ Milwaukee hosts job fair
Who: Employ Milwaukee
What: The job fair is geared at individuals returning to our community who want or need a second chance. They will be able to meet with professionals and employers to discuss goals and vision. Resume and interview attire required.
When: From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 29.
Where: 2342 N. 27th St.
Info session on Road Building Certificate Program
Who: WRTP/BIG STEP
What: The session will provide information on the Road Building Certificate Program, which includes training in the National Building Trades’ Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) certification.
When: 1 p.m. Jan. 29
Where: WRTP/BIG STEP, 3841 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Requirements: High school graduate or completion of HSED/GED (or documentation in progress), sixth grade math and reading level, be either an eligible applicant on a trade list or willing to pursue a construction apprenticeship and have the ability to pass a drug screen
For questions: Call (414) 342-9787.
TIP OF THE DAY: Check out Goodwill for job resources
Goodwill Workforce Connection Centers offer numerous resources.
They are located at:
- 6055 N. 91st St.
- 3903 N. Richards St.
- 153 W. Oklahoma Ave.
- 5400 S. 60th St.
Info provided by Common Council – City Clerk’s Workforce Development Office
In case you missed it: Help us spread the word: News414 is hiring
About this column: I will share stories of those who have taken a nontraditional approach to employment or an unusual career path. I will also list employment information such as job fairs, resource fairs and job training events. I encourage organizations to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with career information.
- Causey’s Career Corner: She lost her corporate job — and found happiness - September 9, 2020
- Causey’s Career Corner: The most important job you have right now is taking care of your mental health - August 5, 2020
- Causey’s Career Corner: There are still jobs, internships out there for young people - July 1, 2020