Milwaukee leaders want local workers on streetcar project

Posted at 3:43 PM, Jul 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-21 16:43:04-04

Milwaukee officials are looking for local workers to help build the Milwaukee Streetcar, and thus far it is on target to meet its goal of hiring city workers.

The goal is to employ 40 percent of the labor hours to city residents and contract 21 percent of the construction work to disadvantaged businesses.

The Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership and Big Step have been holding worker recruitment events. The next event is Thursday, July 28 at 3841 W. Wisconsin Avenue from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Doors will be locked at 8:15 a.m.

The session will include information on the streetcar project, training opportunities, and interviews for qualified candidates after the session.

Interested candidates must bring a valid driver’s license, proof of high school graduation/GED/HSED, a Social Security card, an updated resume, and RFP Certified or have the ability to get certified, they must pass a general assessment of 6th-grade math and reading, and pass a drug screen.

To register, call 414-342-9787. Interested candidates must register. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

Click here for more information about the event.