Editorial: Milwaukee’s On The Job

Bullish hiring.
Editorial: Milwaukee’s On The Job


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After several pre-recall election weeks of dueling claims about job numbers, here are some new ones you can take to the bank. The most recent ManpowerGroup survey of employers in the U.S. shows the Milwaukee region is tops in job prospects. The results show Milwaukee companies expecting to hire “at a bullish,” pace for the third quarter of this year, with expectations for a “booming job market,” for the entire state. In fact Wisconsin tied with Michigan for 7th in job prospects among all states.

This is huge news, for more than the obvious reasons. Milwaukee needs this. And the rest of the state needs Milwaukee. And perhaps this might fuel collaborative efforts between the Milwaukee region and the Madison region, which includes Rock County, on ways to maximize our comparative strengths and assets. Let’s build on this momentum and use it to propel the state on a fast-track to recovery and beyond.