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Compete Milwaukee Transitional Jobs Program

Compete Milwaukee workersCompete Milwaukee is a partnership between the Mayor, Common Council, workforce development agencies and private employers, created in 2014, with the goal of connecting unemployed and underemployed Milwaukeeans with employment opportunities.  It accomplishes this by providing unemployed city residents temporary work in a variety of professional disciplines, while at the same time providing job readiness training, career counseling and ultimately, a pathway to family supporting employment.


Construction General Labor & Clerical Placements

Earn $11.32 Per Hour/40 Hours per week - 6 Month Work Experiences APPLY TODAY!!!

Applications accepted until 5/24/2019

Interested Individuals Must Meet the following qualifications

  • Must reside within Milwaukee County

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  • Must have been unemployed for the last four (4) consecutive calendar weeks prior to enrollment
  • Must not have previously worked a total of 1,040 hours in the program
  • Cannot be receiving W2 benefits and not eligible to receive Unemployment Insurance Compensation
  • Have an annual household income that is less than 150% of the federal poverty guideline for the household size.
  • Must be 18 and older at the time of enrollment
  • 18-23 Childless Young Adult—NOT required to meet the following:
    • have a child support order
    • a child welfare reunification plan
    • be an ex-offender
  • 18 and older With Child—MUST meet one of the following:
    • have a child support order
    • have a child welfare reunification plan
    • be an ex-offender
  • If older than 24 years of age—MUST be the biological, adoptive or primary relative caregiver of a child under the age of 18


The Transitional Jobs Program is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities  

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Call Hector Herrera at 414-389-6234 to determine eligibility

Compete Milwaukee Alumni, Jacqueline Matheny and Mayor Tom Barrett
Compete Milwaukee Alumni, Jacqueline Matheny, recognized by Mayor Tom Barrett at the 2016 Mayor’s State of the City Address.

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