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Milwaukee, WI opens public works career pathways for recently incarcerated and recovered residents

Milwaukee, WI Incarcerated Recovered Public Works Pathways

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Project partner Wisconsin Community Services (WCS) mirrors the city's hiring processes when recruiting seasonal laborers. Milwaukee provides yearly vouchers for steel-toed boots and reimburses commercial driving lessons for participants. WCS identifies resources for each worker's needs including mental health counseling, housing, and healthcare. The program helps laborers qualify for full-time employment and addresses long-standing recruitment struggles by the city.

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