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Dozens of Families Celebrate Laborfest

Laborfest drew thousands of people to Summerfest grounds Monday. One thing that was on everybody's mind at the festival today was job creation.

Laborfest was free and open to the public. The event is put on the Milwaukee area labor council, local businesses and non profits. 
There was live music and entertainment for all ages. While Laborfest is full of family fun, organizers want folks to remember the importance of having strong workforce here in the area. While local leaders have stressed bringing more jobs to areas like Sherman Park, organizers here say they're working to build a stronger workforce, no matter the zip code. 

"The folks that are unemployed, the folks that are still looking for work. The people that have been out of work for a long time. We work for them and they may not even know it.  We do everything that we possibly can to grow the workforce. Because if you have a workforce that's growing you have a labor movement that's dying and we're not about that," said Shelia Cochran with the Milwaukee Area Labor Council. 

Organizers estimate nearly five thousand people attended the festival. 
 

 

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