Reducing Barriers to Employment & Advancement
In 2018, the black unemployment rate in Wisconsin was nearly three times that of whites, according to American Community Survey data. Everyone deserves permanent employment with a livable wage at a workplace where they are treated with dignity and have opportunities for advancement. It allows a family to have a safe and stable home, to have food on their table, and create an environment that is healthy and protective.
This is a multi-faceted approach focusing on African-Americans with an emphasis on:
Education, training, and credentials
Supporting programs that help adults obtain their GED, learn a new skill or trade, or earn a new certification.
Supporting programs that provide innovative transportation solutions and/or assist with driver’s license recovery.
Involvement in the justice system
Advocating for policy change that assists individuals who were involved in the justice system, with a focus on strengthening workplace re-entry
Diverse talent retention
Collaborate and advance equitable research and evaluation to retain diverse talent in Wisconsin.
Special Thanks to our Reducing Barriers to Employment & Advancement Sponsor
Bridging Barriers Webinar
This webinar, discusses why United Way's Diversity Leadership Society is focused on Reducing Barriers to Employment & Advancement and why it is not only good for individuals seeking employment, but good for the entire business community.
Moderated by Jasmine Johnson.
Panelists included: Toni White, Employ Milwaukee; Dave Steele, Regional Transit Leadership Council; Judge Derek Mosley, Milwaukee Municipal Court; Timothy R. Sheehy, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.
Recorded October 28, 2020.
Job Seminar Employment Resources