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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

This week marks the sixth anniversary of the United States’ invasion and occupation of Iraq. While they don’t create the headlines they used to, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are still costing us the lives and well-being of our soldiers and a huge sum of money that could be used more productively for peaceful ventures...
Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Area colleges look to boost programs, facilities

Laid-off workers gave lawmak-ers an earful at a Monday forum at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC). Downsized employees from Delphi Corp., Glendale’s Strattec Security Corp., Janesville’s Lear Corp. and other job seekers told of their experiences in today’s job market. Some of their jobs have...
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009
Because of the strong connections between Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) and the job market, unions have always exerted a powerful influence on how the premier job training institution in the state is run. Every one of those unions strongly represented on MATC’s board has a clause in its contract to prevent...
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009
The time to green your resume is now. The federal Green Jobs Act got a $500 million boost from the economic stimulus package and is expected to train 70,000 workers in renewable-energy and energy-efficiency jobs. Plus, a floundering economy is nudging companies to hire employees to design and...
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008
Award-winning artist Amanda Aquino talks animatedly about her recent 60-by- 20-foot mural for the newly built patio in the back of Chez Jacques (1022 S. First St.). With a French flag on the right side of the mural and an American flag on the left, Aquino’s artwork illustrates the personal story of restaurant owner Jacques Chaumet traveling from France to Milwaukee.