Creating a path to jobs in Waukesha County

Freeman Staff

March 1, 2017

Waukesha County Executive Paul Decker, left, speaks with Kerry Thomas, Isaac Smith of Concentrix during the breakfast meeting on how to connect Milwaukee job seekers to positions in Waukesha County.
Submitted photo

MILWAUKEE — A business breakfast was held Feb. 22 to bring together community leaders and transportation experts to discuss how to connect Milwaukee job seekers to positions in Waukesha County.

Primary discussion topics included employer hiring needs, transit solutions to bring workers to jobs and a job fair.

Members of the panel were: Chris Abele, Milwaukee County executive; Ashanti Hamilton, president, Milwaukee Common Council; Paul Decker, chairman, Waukesha County Board; the Rev. Willie Brisco, president emeritus of MICAH; Joe Peterangelo, senior researcher, Public Policy Forum, Inc.; and Kerry Thomas, executive director, MetroGO!

The breakfast was hosted by JobLines, a joint initiative between Milwaukee Inner City Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH), Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin (BHCW) and the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS). JobLines Routes 6 and 61 provide thousands of Milwaukee’s central city residents with immediate access to employment opportunities at more than 150 employers in Waukesha and Washington counties, according to a news release.

Employers interested in learning more about the JobLines routes, the job fair, other JobLines events, or promoting their job openings with JobLines, should contact