Holmes Named to Job Corps Advisory Committee

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<p><strong>Milwaukee &mdash; July 9</strong><br />Melanie Holmes, Manpower Inc. vice president of corporate affairs, North America, has been appointed to the new Advisory Committee on Job Corps by U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao and Job Corps National Director Dr. Esther Johnson.</p><p>Holmes is among 16 appointees, including employers, public and private contractors, the military, trainers and other groups, that will advise Job Corps on its vision for preparing young people to succeed in the 21st-century workforce.&nbsp; </p><p>The group will make recommendations to the secretary of labor and the Job Corps director by April 30.</p><p>Job Corps is the nation&rsquo;s largest and oldest federally funded job training and education program for &ldquo;at promise&rdquo; youth 16 to 24. It operates 122 centers nationwide.</p><p>&ldquo;I truly believe that everyone in this country who wants to work should have the opportunity to work,&quot; Holmes said. &quot;I also recognize that workers must have the skills training that matches up with employer needs &mdash; now and in the future.</p><p>&ldquo;I look forward to contributing to the Job Corps Advisory Committee over the next 10 months.&rdquo;</p><p>Holmes, who joined Manpower in 1982, is responsible for corporate social responsibility at Manpower, including workforce development, diversity, volunteerism and community involvement.&nbsp; </p><p>Her community activities include After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, United Way of Greater Milwaukee, City of Milwaukee Workforce Development Board, Milwaukee Urban League, COA Youth and Family Centers, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Milwaukee Ballet.</p>

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