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Residents Preference Program

Oct 25, 2018

In latest construction report, Bucks officials say they are meeting most hiring goals

Milwaukee Bucks officials say they are beating most of their goals for hiring residents and small businesses for the construction of the Fiserv Forum and related projects, according to a second-quarter report.

Sep 17, 2018

Bucks meeting most hiring goals, says latest construction spending report

Looking at their construction spending through last spring, Milwaukee Bucks officials say they are on-track to beat the hiring goals set on a trio of development projects related to the […]

Apr 6, 2017

Proposal would restrict hours that could apply to Milwaukee hiring goals

Milwaukee officials moved forward with an ordinance change Thursday that would further restrict what hours contractors could log in trying to meet their resident-hiring goals.

Mar 21, 2017

Milwaukee leaders stress workforce-development efforts as part of inclusion goals

Milwaukee officials are making it clear that it’s not enough for developers and contractors to simply meet the various hiring targets that have been attached to projects that receive city money.

Feb 17, 2017

Workforce-development groups hold RPP event for contractors

Contractors and developers doing business in Milwaukee will no doubt eventually work on a project that contains the city's Residents Preference Program hiring goals.

Dec 22, 2016

Contractors bracing for Milwaukee resident-hiring program changes

On Jan. 1, contractors in Milwaukee will find themselves subject to modified resident-hiring goals for various local construction projects.

Dec 8, 2016

Bucks announce new program to help build workforce for arena project

Milwaukee Bucks officials have begun using a computer program to help them meet workforce-development goals that are attached to the construction of the team's new downtown arena.

Jul 14, 2016

Reports show several Milwaukee developments missing resident-hiring goals

Save for Northwestern Mutual's headquarters project, various Milwaukee developments that have received public money are falling short of a city-imposed goal to provide jobs to local residents.

Jun 14, 2016

Changes to Milwaukee resident-hiring program get Common Council approval

With the Milwaukee Common Council's approval on Tuesday, city officials will not only have to make sure unemployed or underemployed residents are finding work on projects receiving public money, but also that some of those workers come from impoverished neighborhoods.

May 26, 2016

Resident-hiring reforms ‘on the right path,’ industry reps say

When Alderman Russell Stamper sees a building going up in the city and calls for some of the resulting work to go to unemployed Milwaukee residents, he’s not just thinking […]

May 25, 2016

Milwaukee officials to recommend changes to RPP initiative

A group of Milwaukee officials is moving forward with a series of proposed changes to the city’s inclusion initiatives, including a program that promotes the hiring of unemployed or underemployed residents on construction projects.

May 16, 2016

Changes could be coming to Milwaukee resident-hiring program

In recommending changes to the city's Residents Preference Program, Milwaukee officials are considering doing away with a limit that now causes certification for local hiring goals to expire after five years.


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