For several years, Alliance manufacturing companies have partnered with the Joseph Project, a career placement program endorsed by U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, in partnership with a team of local advocates dedicated to promoting empowerment in the City of Milwaukee.
The program, run through Greater Praise Church of God in Christ on Milwaukee’s north side, provides job training and transportation to work for low-income Milwaukee residents. The Joseph Project expanded to Waukesha County in 2017, and several Waukesha County manufacturing companies in New Berlin and the City of Waukesha are now involved.
In October 2018, the Waukesha County Center for Growth supported Greater Praise Community Development Corporation and the Joseph Project in their request for funds through the Commute to Careers grant from the Wisconsin Departments of Workforce Development and Transportation. A total of $333,113 was awarded to purchase two vans and run routes for those vans to connect workers from Milwaukee to jobs in Waukesha County.
In 2020, the Joseph Project is looking to bring on additional manufacturing partners who may be interested in hiring employees through the program. Criteria includes a starting wage of $14/hour and full-time (not temp) employment.
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