Employ Milwaukee wants workers to get with their program well in advance of Foxconn's arrival in Wisconsin

NOW: Employ Milwaukee wants workers to get with their program well in advance of Foxconn’s arrival in Wisconsin

So Foxconn is coming to Wisconsin but will all the jobs go to Wisconsinites.

Earl Buford, President CEO, Employ Milwaukee says he's very concerned.

"It keeps me up at night," Buford said in an interview Friday with CBS 58 News.

He says its crucial that job seekers registered with the program by calling (414) 270-1700.

Employ Milwaukee works in conjunction with several boards in several local counties and helps an esimtated 20 thousand people a year with job training or placement.

Buford expects demand to double with the Foxconn project.

In his mind, Racine or Kenosha Counties remain the likely locations.

He says he doesn't expect that to conflict with a newly formed consortium with other Midwestern cities including Wichita, Kansas which has a Boeing trained workforce or Chicago.

"My first priority is getting Wisconsinites those jobs first," insisted Buford. "Priority number one. If there was to be a situation where folks want to come to move to Wisconsin and pay taxes, we have that consortium in place so we can process that."

Employ Milwaukee is located 2342 North 27th Street. (27th and North) or you can visit one of their job centers; Maximus at 27th and Hope and their job center south location at the MATC campus at 8th and National.

It is recommended that you make an appointment first, but they will help walk-ins. 

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