Resources for employers

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development provides a variety of sources for employers looking to hire youth.


The U.S. Department of Labor estimates as many as a third of all occupational injuries happen to people with less than one year experience. Of these, more than 200,000 are teens injured in job-related accidents.

Keeping teens safe on summer jobs  
Alabama Coop. Extension System




Mayor Barrett's Earn & Learn program provides employment opportunities in the city for high school youth and young adults, exposing them to the working world and improving workforce preparedness.

About Earn & Learn

Mayor Barrett's Earn & Learn program in the City of Milwaukee helps young people make a successful transition from adolescence to adulthood by providing opportunities to develop work-readiness skills while they earn wages working in government, community- and faith-based organizations and private sector businesses.

Earn & Learn is operated jointly by the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB) and the Milwaukee Department of City Development (DCD). 

Earn & Learn is part of a regional effort ensure the economic growth and vitality of the Milwaukee metropolitan area by preparing young people to successfully enter the future labor force.