workforce development

September 28, 2017 - 6:00am
Our latest research finds that the four-county Milwaukee metropolitan area has made strides in increasing educational attainment levels and adding scientists, engineers, and technology workers to the regional talent pool. Yet, with regard to other...
August 11, 2017 - 8:55am
With state legislatures across the country struggling to balance their budgets, Governing magazine reports that many are looking to corrections budgets as a source of savings. Interestingly – as reported in a Governing article last week – they are...
December 22, 2016 - 9:40am
As 2016 comes to a close, it's time to unveil the Forum's top five research findings. Last year’s list included findings on bus rapid transit, enforcement of Milwaukee's marijuana ordinances, philanthropic funding for the arts, Greater Milwaukee's...
October 24, 2016 - 9:22am
When it comes to transportation, we are living in a dynamic period of innovation. Concurrent with the rise of smart phones, Milwaukee and cities across the world recently have introduced carsharing, bikesharing, ridesourcing, and other new ways of...
May 27, 2016 - 11:03am
Yesterday morning, the City of Milwaukee’s Workforce Organizational Reform Committee approved a broad set of changes to the Residents Preference Program (RPP), which links public investments with construction jobs for city residents. Those changes...
May 8, 2016 - 9:30pm
Development activity in Milwaukee has reached a breakneck pace, with new project announcements taking place daily. But can this opportunity translate into a substantial number of job opportunities for low-income Milwaukee residents? Are the right...
October 2, 2015 - 8:00am
What are the characteristics of the unemployed population served by Milwaukee’s workforce development system? What challenges do they face as they seek employment? Our new analysis attempts to answer those questions by quantifying the prevalence of...
March 24, 2015 - 8:00am
On Sunday, the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) launched a new shuttle route serving Brown Deer (Route 276) and extended an existing route further into Oak Creek (Route 80). Both additions serve areas previously not reachable by transit, and...
March 2, 2015 - 5:00pm
After a decade of service cuts and fare increases, the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) has managed to stabilize bus services, develop new express routes, and introduce an electronic fare card system in recent years. While these are welcomed...
March 11, 2014 - 9:00am
A recent Brookings Institution report on rising inequality within major cities indicated that Milwaukee is one of the top six metropolitan areas in which inequality is growing. A follow-up article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel referred to the...

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