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Mayor Tom Barrett Welcomes New Pothole Workers

Transitional Jobs Program participants begin their on-the-job training with DPW

By - May 16th, 2014 10:08 am

Mayor Tom Barrett, together with Department of Public Works Commissioner Ghassan Korban, will welcome the first classes of Transitional Jobs Program workers as they begin their on-the-job training this week. Once trained, program workers will work side by side with DPW crews to fill potholes on Milwaukee city streets. The skills and experience gained while working with DPW staff can be used to establish a solid work record, build a resume, and secure more permanent employment in either the public or private workforce.

The Transitional Jobs Program is an employment program that offers unemployed individuals immediate work. The purpose of the program is to enhance employment opportunities for people who have difficulty entering the workforce. The training program is a partnership between the City of Milwaukee, United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS), and the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB).

Media coverage is welcome and encouraged.

WHEN: Monday, May 19, 2014
8:00 a.m.

WHERE:

Department of Public Works Field Headquarters.

3850 N. 35th St.
WHO:

Mayor Tom Barrett
DPW Commissioner Ghassan Korban
Program Participants
Representatives from UMOS and MAWIB

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