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Milwaukee’s Digital Workforce Program Continues Its Evolution

In 2021, Employ Milwaukee expanded its virtual service platform to include a Digital Literacy Lab in partnership with the national nonprofit EveryoneOn and the Kohl's Corporation. The digital training lab ensures job seekers have the necessary IT skills and devices to access virtual services through an eight-week online course.

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Chytania Brown: First Black woman to lead Employ Milwaukee

Chytania Brown started her career as a probation and parole officer, but she really wanted to work in prevention. When the opportunity opened up to be the president and CEO of Employ Milwaukee, applying for the position was a no-brainer. Since starting her role in March of 2020, Ms. Brown has built a strong team at Employ Milwaukee.

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Employ Milwaukee joins forces with Advocate Aurora Heath and community partners to promote healthcare careers

Advocate Aurora Health has partnered with Employ Milwaukee to create the Milwaukee Healthcare Workforce Initiative (MHWI), a program to increase underrepresented populations’ access to quality health care careers through training and guaranteed job interviews.

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Notable BIPOC Executives: Chytania Brown

BizTimes recognizes Chytania Brown as a notable BIPOC executive for Black History Month 2023! “Chytania approaches community service with the mentality of wearing a jersey, not a cape,” said an Employ Milwaukee employee. 

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These two Milwaukee job-training programs are earning national attention for their efforts

Employ Milwaukee CEO Chytania Brown and Lindsay Blumer, CEO of WRTP/BIG STEP were invited to the White House in July to speak at the American Rescue Plan Act Workforce Summit, where they shared each organization’s experience of using federal funds to help Wisconsin residents.  

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Camp RISE: Employ Milwaukee launches new summer youth program

Two hundred Milwaukee boys with Camp RISE, a summer youth program, earned their first paychecks Friday, July 1. "It feels really good. I got my first job," 11-year-old Jamel Cunningham said.

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Camp RISE: Employ Milwaukee launches new summer youth program

Employee Milwaukee and community leaders on Tuesday, June 21 officially launched the new "Camp RISE" summer youth program. Camp RISE is a free summer enrichment program that will provide Milwaukee youth with tools to become community leaders.

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800 construction workers sought, Employ Milwaukee job fair

It’s almost construction season in Wisconsin, and more projects creates a big need for employees. At Employ Milwaukee's construction job fair, job seekers were able to take advantage of multiple employers being in one place. "I’ve been trying to get into a trade job over the past year, and I felt like today was a great opportunity," said one job fair attendee.

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Community bankers utilize creativity, persistence to fill talent pipeline

Community banks in the Milwaukee and Chicago regions have found hiring success through a program called BankWork$, an eight-week training program offered free to adults in under-served communities who want a career in financial services. Employ Milwaukee and Jovo Potkonjak have brought BankWork$ to Milwaukee!

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City allocates $3.8 million in federal funds to Employ Milwaukee to get young people working this summer

A year ago, summer job opportunities were scant because of the coronavirus pandemic. This year, city and county officials are trying to make sure every young person who wants a job can get a job. “If you’re a young person looking for a job, this is your opportunity to be involved and make this a better community for all of us,” Mayor Tom Barrett said. 

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Chytania Brown will lead workforce development board Employ Milwaukee

Longtime workforce development leader Chytania Brown has been tapped to be the next president and CEO of the Milwaukee County workforce development board, Employ Milwaukee. 

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