Residents interested in finding out about possible job opportunities that will be available when work begins on the $450 million Northwestern Mutual Life headquarters building project should circle Monday (June 23) on their calendar, said Alderman Ashanti Hamilton.
Alderman Hamilton said residents should attend the Community JOBS Resource Fair on Monday at the School for Career and Technical Education (former Custer High School), 5075 N. Sherman Blvd. The event runs from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
“Work will begin soon on the new Northwestern Mutual Life headquarters building in downtown Milwaukee, and many, many jobs will be created for the project, including at least 40% reserved for City of Milwaukee residents,” said Alderman Hamilton, chair of the Common Council’s Judiciary and Legislation Committee.
“I urge residents to come out on Monday and find out what is required to become a skilled trades worker and how to prepare and qualify for registered apprenticeship programs in the building and construction trades,” the alderman said. Alderman Hamilton said organizers will also have resources available for prospective workers, including where to get assistance with barriers to employment, how to obtain a GED or a driver’s license, and assistance with handling outstanding child support issues.
For individuals who have already completed the WTRP/Big Step training, they are encouraged to come out to learn about possible employment opportunities on the Northwestern Mutual Life project, as well as other projects.
For more information and details, please contact WTRP/Big Step at 414-342-9787.