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Milwaukee Public Schools and Walmart team up to provide job opportunities for students

Posted: 12:20 PM, Dec 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-01 18:20:47Z

Milwaukee Public Schools teamed up with Walmart to offer students job opportunities beyond high school, according to the Milwaukee Business Journal.  

Walmart is making a commitment to hire up to 50 students at a starting wage of $11 per hour.

"It's an easy way for our students to be able to see that there are career opportunities within their community with a well-recognized organization," said Kellie Sigh, director of strategic partnerships and customer service for MPS. 

Walmart and MPS debuted the new partnership at Riverside University High School where students were provided information about careers at Walmart as well as the opportunity to complete job applications and participate in on-the-spot interviews at a career fair in early December. 

The partnership will help expose students to different job paths within an organization like Walmart.

Sigh said students could begin in associate positions and move to management, human resources, marketing, finance, etc. 

Walmart partnered with MPS as part of its commitment to being an employer of choice in Wisconsin according to Michelle Malashock, who works in corporate communications for Walmart. 

Malashock also told the MBW that Walmart will offer student employees flexible schedules so that they can manage their academics while working.