Forbes.com, using data from Milwaukee-based Manpower, reports on the best and worst cities "for finding a job this winter."
Milwaukee, our fine hometown, came in at No. 3 on the list. Forbes says the "survey revealed that the metropolitan area with the most optimistic forecast of all for hiring this winter is Baton Rouge, La."
Seattle finished just ahead of Milwaukee, and Forbes writes this about MKE: "The Milwaukee area trails close behind Seattle with a 14 percent net employment outlook for the winter. Milwaukee was once known almost exclusively for its brewing and manufacturing industries, but major developments over the years like Miller Park and the Frontier Airlines Center have helped to broaden both its image and its employment opportunities. Milwaukee is home to the headquarters of major corporations including Harley-Davidson, Johnson Controls and Kohl's."
Akron, Ohio; Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Columbia, S.C., tied for the No. 1 spot on the list of the worst cities for finding a job.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
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