Listening, learning on jobs issue: Harvard program positions local group to tackle topics

Having an efficiently trained workforce and connecting job seekers with job openings remains a long-running challenge for southeast Wisconsin, impacting the region’s economy as well as adding to many social ills.

 

Some have called it a “skills gap” or a “geography gap,” but either way it’s a focal point of many organizations as they look for solutions, especially for Milwaukee’s central city residents where high unemployment continues.

 

To help address the area’s challenges, an eclectic group of 10 young professionals from the Milwaukee area recently attended a four-day program held on the campus of the Harvard Business School in Boston. The professionals, whose industries include education, sports business, health care, community development, manufacturing and government, were there to learn how to form innovative solutions to pressing issues in Milwaukee’s business community.

 

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