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Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board outsources to Jericho Resources, Inc. (March 27, 2012)

After a history of completing grant applications internally, the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB) retained Jericho Resources, Inc. to preparing its latest bid for federal funding.  Jericho Resources, Inc. was selected to help MAWIB compete for a grant under the U.S. Department of Labor’s Serving Young Adult Ex-Offenders through Training & Service-Learning program.

If awarded, MAWIB and its consortium of public-sector agencies, faith-based institutions, and community-based organizations will provide education, career development, job training, service learning, employment, case management, and supportive services.  The coalition will serve at least 100 young adults who have been involved in juvenile justice, but have not yet been involved with the adult criminal justice system.  The goal of the program is to reduce the likelihood of recidivism by increasing the individual’s personal and professional skills as well as community connections.

With $26 million in revenues and serving over 5,000 job seekers and businesses annually, MAWIB is Wisconsin’s largest workforce investment board.  MAWIB’s CEO, Don Sykes, served President Clinton’s appointee to manage the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Community Services.  Its COO, Linda Stewart, PhD, served in Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson’s cabinet as the state’s first Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary.

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