Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Kudos to Governor Jim Doyle for investing $34 of million of federal recovery funds in transitional jobs to help thousands of people across the state of Wisconsin gain skills and re-enter the workforce - including emancipated foster care youth.
In his latest state budget, Governor Doyle directed the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to create the Transitional Jobs program. The Transitional Jobs Project targets Wisconsin residents who are not eligible for working family assistance through the state’s W-2 program, including young adults exiting the foster care system.
It's estimated that this project will help create jobs for 4,000 people across the state.
The Department of Children and Families will work closely with 17 local organizations to carry out the pilot project in 38 counties, with the possibility of future expansion throughout the state:
- Goodwill Industries of Southeastern WI, Inc.
- Policy Studies, Inc.
- Milwaukee Careers Cooperative
- Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board
- Silver Spring Neighborhood Center
- Step Industries
- Racine County Human Services Department
- Forward Service Corporation
- Workforce Development Board of South Central WI
- Community Action Inc.
- Workforce Connections, Inc.
- Workforce Resource, Inc.
- Sheboygan County Health and Human Services
- WOW Workforce Development Board
- Northwest WI Concentrated Employment Program
- Indianhead Community Action Agency