Workforce Development

Providing Essential Skills

Workforce Development

The library’s workforce development programs help to prepare a workforce that is literate, knowledgeable, and skilled by supporting jobseekers, entrepreneurs, and businesses with programs and services that provide business education, job labs, certification classes, computer classes, business databases, and small business support. Additionally, the library hosts the annual Job Expo attracting 1000’s of jobseekers and more than 100 employers. Likewise for teens, MPL hosts multiple job fairs with preparatory programs to help teens create cover letters and resumes and prepare for interviews.



The Milwaukee Public Library had over:

Reference Transactions in 2020

Co-Working Space

Milwaukee Public Library has just opened a state-of-the-art co-working space at the Central Library to provide the proven benefits of co-working at no cost to the users. The space offers computers, laptops, storage, Wi-Fi connection, with plenty of shared and independent workspaces and meeting equipment. Knowledgeable library staff members offer essential resources including coaching on business databases and information for business development, the formulation of business plans, business technology resources, and market research.

Where Will My Donation Go?

Books, computers, laptops, hotspots and materials for circulation

Funding new programs for the community

Upgrading our facilities to enhance your visit to the library

Community Events held at the library throughout the year