115 Transitional Jobs available in Milwaukee, info session Wednesday

People looking for work can get some help Wednesday from the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board Wednesday.  There are 115 transitional jobs available in various city departments.  Most of the jobs are considered entry-level.  These are six-month jobs aimed to help people support themselves and their family while they search for permanent work.

\"We're focusing on individuals who have challenges,\" Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said. \"In other words, individuals who have a child to support and there's some child issues. Individuals who are reentering the community after coming out of corrections, because we know that those are the people in our community having the most difficulty finding jobs.\"

The second informational session runs from 2:00-4:00 pm Wednesday at the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board at 27th and North Avenue.

There are specific requirements for some the transitional program, although the MAWIB can help anyone who comes in.

Individuals interested in applying for the Compete Milwaukee transitional jobs MUST meet the following requirements and attend the information session on January 14, 2015:

• Must reside in this geographical area at the time of enrollment: Sherman Boulevard on the West, Silver Spring Drive on the North, Hwy I-43 on the East, and Mitchell Street on the South.

• Must be 18—64 years old at the time of enrollment.

• If 24 years of age or older, MUST be the biological, adoptive or primary relative caregiver of a child under the age of 18.

• Individual must have one of the following: a child support order, a child welfare reunification plan or be an ex-offender.

• Must have been unemployed for the last four (4) consecutive calendar weeks prior to enrollment.

• Cannot be receiving W2 benefits and not eligible to receive Unemployment Insurance Compensation.

• Have an annual household income that is less than 150% of the federal poverty guideline for the household size.

For more information, job seekers can call UMOS at (414) 389-6000 and visit http://www.milwaukee.gov/competemilwaukee

Those planning to attend Wednesday's info sessions should bring the following documentation:

• Proof of Date of Birth (copy)

• Social Security Card (copy of front and back)

• Proof of Income (i.e. pay stub, SSI, TANF, Food Stamps, most recent tax return, etc.)

• Proof of Address (i.e. State ID, mail, report card, etc.)

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