Help Wanted http://wuwm.com en How Green Jobs Fit In the Skills and Employment Gap http://wuwm.com/post/how-green-jobs-fit-skills-and-employment-gap-0 <p>The skills and employment gap is a complex problem. WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence set out on an equally complex path to discover how “green” jobs figure into the equation and how they might figure into the city’s future. Sat, 03 Nov 2012 16:27:23 +0000 Susan Bence 2607 at http://wuwm.com How Green Jobs Fit In the Skills and Employment Gap Project Milwaukee: Help Wanted - Forum Audience Q&A http://wuwm.com/post/project-milwaukee-help-wanted-forum-audience-qa <p>Our <em>Project Milwaukee: Help Wanted</em> forum recorded Tuesday evening at Milwaukee Area Technical College, included a 45-minute question and answer session between the audience and our six panel members, which we present here in its entirety.</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 16:57:23 +0000 Mitch Teich & Bob Bach 2619 at http://wuwm.com Project Milwaukee: Help Wanted - Forum Audience Q&A Project Milwaukee: Help Wanted - The Forum http://wuwm.com/post/project-milwaukee-help-wanted-forum <p>All this week on WUWM, we've been trying to get to the heart of the so-called "skills gap" in Wisconsin - the divide between unemployed and underemployed workers and existing jobs in the region. It's a series we call Project Milwaukee: Help Wanted. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 16:54:05 +0000 Mitch Teich 2617 at http://wuwm.com Project Milwaukee: Help Wanted - The Forum For Some, the Transportation Gap is Bigger than the Skills Gap http://wuwm.com/post/some-transportation-gap-bigger-skills-gap <p>WUWM has been reporting this week on the disconnect between job seekers and job openings – a phenomenon known as the “skills gap.”<br><br>However, the barrier for some workers is not a lack of skills, but rather, transportation. Some worksites are not located on a bus line, so those positions might not work for people without a car. In other instances, job seekers have lost driving privileges. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 16:31:28 +0000 Ann-Elise Henzl 2608 at http://wuwm.com For Some, the Transportation Gap is Bigger than the Skills Gap WUWM Forum Highlights http://wuwm.com/post/wuwm-forum-highlights <p>All this week, WUWM has been exploring the skills gap, in our series <em>Project Milwaukee: Help Wanted.</em><br><br>Our project included a public forum on the downtown campus of MATC. Experts from different perspectives offered solutions for spanning the disconnect between people looking for work, and the jobs available. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 16:22:01 +0000 Ann-Elise Henzl 2606 at http://wuwm.com WUWM Forum Highlights Government's Role in Closing the Skills Gap http://wuwm.com/post/governments-role-closing-skills-gap <p>All this week, WUWM has been reporting on the skills gap – the challenge employers say they face in finding skilled workers. We’ve also visited programs that provide training. They range from teaching technical skills, down to basic job readiness habits. As our series, Project Milwaukee: Help Wanted concludes, WUWM’s Marti Mikkelson sought opinions on the role government should play in addressing skills shortages. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 16:18:32 +0000 Marti Mikkelson 2605 at http://wuwm.com Government's Role in Closing the Skills Gap Immigration Reform Touted as Way to Close Skills Gap http://wuwm.com/post/immigration-reform-touted-way-close-skills-gap <p>We conclude our Project Milwaukee series Friday on the skills gap. One solution some business people have suggested is immigration reform. For instance, a company owner told WUWM’s LaToya Dennis that he would have an easier time filling jobs, if the U.S. would grant permanent residency to skilled immigrants, including the students educated here. Milwaukee Attorney Jose Oliviera told LaToya that there is no fast or simple way for immigrant workers to remain here, even if employers need them. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 16:13:55 +0000 LaToya Dennis 2603 at http://wuwm.com Immigration Reform Touted as Way to Close Skills Gap Summit Seeks to Put Empathy Into the Jobs Equation http://wuwm.com/post/summit-seeks-put-empathy-jobs-equation <p>Call it a skills gap – or an employment gap – or even a training gap. The reality is there are thousands of unemployed Milwaukeeans, many of them in the central city. For whatever reason, they’re not connecting with the existing unfilled jobs available. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 16:11:15 +0000 Bonnie North 2601 at http://wuwm.com Summit Seeks to Put Empathy Into the Jobs Equation Investigating the Employment Gap in Milwaukee's Inner City http://wuwm.com/post/investigating-employment-gap-milwaukees-inner-city <p>This week's Project Milwaukee: Help Wanted series has been looking at the so-called skills gap in Wisconsin - the divide between unemployed and underemployed workers and the jobs that exist but go unfilled.<br><br>Nowhere in Wisconsin is the employment issue greater than in Milwaukee's Central City, where the number of employed residents dropped by half between 1970 and 2000, and where unemployment rates currently dwarf those found in the surrounding areas. It's an issue that <a href="http://www4.uwm.edu/ced/" target="_blank">UW-Milwaukee's Center for Economic Development</a> has tracked closely. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 16:08:17 +0000 Mitch Teich 2599 at http://wuwm.com Investigating the Employment Gap in Milwaukee's Inner City How Does Green Fit in the Skills Gap Puzzle http://wuwm.com/post/how-does-green-fit-skills-gap-puzzle <p>All week, WUWM has been digging into the complexities of the skills gap.<br><br>Our journalists have gathered the perspectives employers hungry to hire AND of workers eager to land good paying jobs.<br><br>Environmental Reporter Susan Bence sets out to learn if “skills gap” applies to local green industry. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:56:21 +0000 Susan Bence 2597 at http://wuwm.com How Does Green Fit in the Skills Gap Puzzle