State, Local Leaders Team Up to Help Hundreds of Low-Income Residents

Written by admin   // August 27, 2012   // Comments Off

Get on Path to Restore Driver’s Licenses, Clear Employment Barrier

As part of Governor Walker’s Task Force on Minority Unemployment, state and local partners will host an event on Saturday, August 25, in Milwaukee to help area individuals who have suspended driver’s licenses and meet certain criteria move quickly toward reinstating their licenses and getting back on the road to employment.

The event, titled “Getting to Work: Driver’s License Recovery Event,” will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Goodwill Industries Center for Workforce and Training, 6055 North 91st St. Over 300 individuals with suspended licenses have been pre-screened and meet the necessary criteria to receive assistance during the event.

Milwaukee Municipal Court Judge Derek C. Mosley will join dozens of trained volunteers in meeting with and reviewing transportation records of participating residents. The Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB) Coordinating Council agency partners oversaw pre-screening and worked with numerous local and state partners. In addition, the Helen Bader Foundation will contribute funds to help a number of participants who attend future court dates after Saturday’s event and successfully have the suspensions lifted to cover the $60 reinstatement fee required by the state Division of Motor Vehicles.

In recognition of the event and the many partners who made it possible, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD), Secretary Reggie Newson, MAWIB Chief Executive Officer Donald Sykes, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin Senior Vice President Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, Milwaukee Municipal Court Judge Derek C. Mosley, Helen Bader Foundation Program Officer Jerry Roberts and others will take part in a press conference scheduled for 10:30 a.m. in the center’s Cafeteria.



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