Bucks Announce Partnership to Employ Those with Disabilities
The Milwaukee Bucks announced a new partnership with the Milwaukee Center for Independence on a game night employment initiative to provide local individuals with intellectual disabilities or other special needs the opportunity to work in the BMO Harris Bradley Center on game nights. The new employees will be responsible for managing each of the nine condiment stands on the arena concourses, including stocking and refilling supplies and maintaining the cleanliness of the stands.
The new employees will be vital members of the Bucks’ fan experience team as the organization continues to strive to provide all fans a world-class experience on game night. The Bucks have invested heavily in training for all full-time and game-night employees to ensure the highest standards of customer service are maintained inside the arena, and the team is committed to providing opportunities for qualified individuals with disabilities to contribute to the game-night experience.
“The Milwaukee Bucks organization is really helping their newest employees to take a giant step forward,” said Carrie Belsky, director of Employment Services at the Milwaukee Center for Independence. “It’s much more than an opportunity for these new hires to earn money and become more self-sufficient – the Bucks have been so inviting and welcoming. You can just hear the pride in our clients’ voices when they say, ‘I work for the Milwaukee Bucks.’”
The Milwaukee Center for Independence is a community resource for children, teens and adults with special needs, and provides programs and services to more than 15,000 individuals each year. The MCFI Employment Services division works to assist individuals with barriers to work in achieving the goals of employment, increased independence and, to the greatest extent possible, self-sufficiency. MCFI provides comprehensive assessment, training, preparation and support services to individuals pursuing employment, and relies on strong community partnerships and creative and innovative programming to find solid employment matches for the people they serve. For more information on the Milwaukee Center for Independence, visit www.mcfi.net.