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Compete Milwaukee - Transitional Jobs Program

Compete Milwaukee workers perform various types of general laborer job assignments, including assisting street infrastructure and boulevard maintenance crews. Compete Milwaukee workers perform various types of general laborer job assignments, including assisting street infrastructure and boulevard maintenance crews.

Compete 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 qualifying 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.


Compete Milwaukee, in partnership with UMOS
Transform Milwaukee Jobs (TMJ) Program

Compete Milwaukee Paid Construction Work Experience! Call Hector at 414-389-6234 for more details.


Compete Milwaukee, in partnership with Employ Milwaukee’s WIOA Out-of School Youth Program

Compete Milwaukee Paid Construction Work Experience! Call Brian at 414-270-1782

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2020 Compete Milwaukee Programs:


Compete Milwaukee Success Story

Compete Milwaukee alumni receives an award from WRTP/BIG STEP staff
Daniel used his Compete Milwaukee work experience to enter the skilled trades. Career pathways trainings, services and mentorship are supported by City of Milwaukee staff and program partners, including WRTP/BIG STEP.


City of Milwaukee
City of milwaukee deppartment of Public Works
City of Milwaukee Community Develpment Grant Administration
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
UMOS Building Bettere Futures
Employ Milwaukee
 Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership/Big Step