“Transitional jobs” proposal could put Milwaukee residents to work!

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — 75 Milwaukee residents would be paid to work on city Public Works projects under a “transitional jobs” proposal heard on Wednesday, May 21st by the Milwaukee Common Council’s Public Works Committee.

The program would utilize funding from the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families’ Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to pay 75 Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (“MAWIB”) and United Migrant Opportunity Services (“UMOS”) transitional program participants for city infrastructure maintenance activities for up to 1,040 hours per participant.

The workers would be supervised by city Department of Public Works staff members.

Alderman Bauman, chair of the Public Works Committee and the primary sponsor of this program said the workers would be recruited and screened by UMOS and MAWIB and would perform a variety of duties, including pothole repairs on streets across Milwaukee.

“This initiative is a ‘win-win-win’ for the City of Milwaukee, the local economy and for the families and individuals who will benefit from the pay that will come with the work,” Bauman said.

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