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

Milwaukee, WI Incarcerated Recovered Public Works Pathways


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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