South 27st Street construction delayed until spring

Ariane Fischer, walking along South 27th Street with her son Samuel, said the construction has caused her to take fewer trips to shops in the area. (Photo by Edgar Mendez)

Already a headache for business owners and shoppers, construction in the South 27th Street business district has been delayed until spring, though officials say a temporary asphalt surface will allow traffic to run on both sides of the street by next week.

Job Corps prepares young adults for realities of difficult job market

Milwaukee Job Corps students work together during an exercise in a construction trade class. (Photo by Sue Vliet)

Job Corps, a federal program created 50 years ago as part of the War on Poverty, attempts to pull economically disadvantaged youth and young adults out of poverty.

Scholarships give technical school apprentices a boost

Quinn Palmer (third from left, in back) and his crew work on a steam conversion sterilization room at Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center. (Photo courtesy of Quinn Palmer)

Student apprentices at technical schools have not been eligible for financial aid until recently. Now, new grants are funding scholarships designed specifically to help them.

Plan for universal driver’s education wins Greater Together Challenge

James Hall Jr., president of the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP, addresses the audience. (Photo by Edgar Mendez)

One solution to addressing Milwaukee’s historic segregation problem is to help isolated African American youth expand their social environment by providing them free driver’s education classes.

Unemployed men turn to online marketplace to find manual labor jobs

Yard work is just one example of manual labor services advertised on Craigslist. (Photo by Kenya Evans)

Craigslist has become a virtual employment center for some Milwaukee men who place ads looking for odd jobs to do for strangers.

Visitors to weekly bed giveaway dream of comfortable place to sleep

Steve Grabosch, founder of Adullam Outreach, shows visitors around a warehouse on a recent Thursday morning. (Photo by Brendan O’Brien)

A community center called Adullam Outreach gives away donated mattresses, box springs and furniture on the city’s North Side.

Construction skills program for adults seeks to return to an MPS school

Ezzard White, the founder of One Hope Made Strong, was invited to speak at a Community JOBS Fair at North Division High School on Monday. (Photo by Andrea Waxman)

Representatives of the One Hope Made Strong skilled trades teaching program say they are talking with MPS leaders about using the industrial technology labs at the Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education, after the project was ejected from North Division High School.

New bus routes from city to suburbs ‘off to a good start’

Hopeful job applicants get off the bus at BuySeasons on South Moorland Road in New Berlin, at the end of the new MCTS Route 6. (Photo by Andrea Waxman)

A Milwaukee County Transit System spokesperson says the agency is “very pleased to see the high ridership” on Route 6 to New Berlin. Riders hope the routes will offer more access to jobs.