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ManpowerGroup, MMAC, and Milwaukee Bucks Partner to Empower Milwaukee’s Youth on ManpowerGroup’s 75th Anniversary

ManpowerGroup celebrates more than seven decades of helping people find meaningful, sustainable employment by hosting students for a career day event at Fiserv Forum

With ManpowerGroup‘s 75th anniversary approaching, the global workforce solutions leader is marking the milestone by giving back to the Milwaukee community where it was founded in 1948. The company is teaming up with the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) and the Milwaukee Bucks as part of MMAC’s “Be the Spark” initiative to provide industry specific connected experiences for high school students. ManpowerGroup’s “Netting an In-Demand Career Day” will be held at Fiserv Forum on October 19.

Approximately 250 sophomores, juniors, and seniors from Milwaukee’s choice, charter, and public schools, including Milwaukee Public School’s Audubon Technology and Communications High School, Bay View High School, Golda Meir School, and Riverside University High School, Bradley Technology & Trade High School, Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy, Milwaukee Academy of Science, St. Augustine Preparatory Academy, and Whitefish Bay High School will have the opportunity to engage with professionals who work in the industries of Advanced Manufacturing, Business/Finance, Healthcare, and Technology. The event will highlight a variety of high-demand careers through the lens of the Milwaukee Bucks organization and their supply chain. The students will gain insights into how these careers contribute to the success of organizations like the Bucks, and hopefully spark passion points that students can parlay into professional careers.

By 2027, the Milwaukee Region is projected to have more than 245,000 jobs within these four industry clusters, offering an average annual wage of $66,000.

“As we reflect on our 75-year journey of connecting people to meaningful, sustainable work, we’re excited to engage the next generation of talent and give back to the city we’ve called home since our founding,” said Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup Chairman and CEO. “By spotlighting careers that empower individuals and strengthen communities, we hope to inspire students to pursue their passions and help set them up for success in the future.”

“At ManpowerGroup, we believe that meaningful, sustainable employment has the power to change the world. Helping to ready youth for work is one way in which we play a role in the communities that we serve and operate,” ManpowerGroup Chief People and Culture Officer Michelle Nettles said. “That’s why we are proud to join together with partners like the Bucks, MMAC, and United Way to support the development of tomorrow’s workforce by engaging diverse high school students across the city for this Career Experience Day. Our goals today are to show students the career possibilities right here in Milwaukee while sparking their passions and inspiring them to pursue their dreams.”

“As one of our region’s most iconic brands, the Bucks are uniquely positioned to highlight the variety of attractive career opportunities that exist here in the Milwaukee Region,” MMAC President Tim Sheehy said. “We often think of the Bucks as a team on the court, but there’s a much larger ‘team behind the team’ that makes it all possible and within that team, there are many high-quality, high-demand careers. Connecting students with career-based learning experiences has been a longstanding MMAC priority, and we’re happy to have the opportunity to do so again.”