The state has rolled out a new initiative to help the unemployed find work in troubled Milwaukee neighborhoods, including the city's north side where frustrations over economic disparity, joblessness and relations with police have triggered violence and unrest.

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development set up its first "mobile response" unit Tuesday at an employment center near the Sherman Park neighborhood where the fatal shooting of a black man by a black police officer set off two nights of violence and looting last month.

In the weeks ahead, the Workforce Development Department plans to take its traveling staff and equipment to other locations in Milwaukee, including a nearby Sherman Park church, Parklawn Assembly of God.

The state has pledged $4.5 million to improve employment and revitalize residential property.