Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board, Parklawn Assembly of God: To talk employment on Labor Sunday

Milwaukee, WI — Representatives from the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB) will discuss job opportunities, job training programs and support services at Parklawn Assembly of God on Labor Sunday, September 1, 2013. Walter F. Harvey, Senior Pastor of Parklawn, will share an encouraging message entitled “EEOC: Empowerment, Employment, Optimism and Compassion,” and pray for both the unemployed and underemployed at the 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services. MAWIB staff will be available to meet with individuals from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. (in between services) and starting again at 1:00 p.m. (the conclusion of the second service).

Unemployment rates are still high among some groups. According to a recent survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate for blacks is 12.6% and 9.4% for Hispanics. This outreach event is an opportunity for all the people in the community who are seeking jobs to gain access to on-the-job training, specialized skills training and other career-related resources. Additionally, the powerful message of hope will lift people’s spirits and increase their faith.

“The church has always been a place where people came for spiritual help,” said Harvey. “In our community today, we must also offer economic hope and practical instruction.”

“MAWIB is partnering with Parklawn Assembly of God on Labor Sunday to address workforce needs in our community. This will be one way to match job seekers with employers,” said MAWIB President and CEO Donald Sykes. “It is this type of community collaboration which will positively impact our high unemployment rate. We look at this as a great opportunity to further develop our future workforce.”

For more information about Labor Sunday, call MAWIB at 414-270-1700 or Parklawn at 414-442-7411. Parklawn Assembly of God is located at 3725 N. Sherman Boulevard in Milwaukee at the corner of Sherman and Fond Du Lac Avenue.

MAWIB is a strategic and coordinated demand-driven workforce development system that is connected to bolstering the economic strength of key industry sectors and economic clusters.

Parklawn Assembly of God is a Pentecostal church touching our community with the light, life and love of Jesus Christ.