Milwaukee-area companies participating in an MMAC workforce initiative are hiring diverse employees more quickly than other businesses in the region.

That’s according to figures released yesterday by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce on the Region of Choice consortium, a group of about 125 businesses employing more than 125,000 total workers.

“Too often we hear that there are two Milwaukees that exist — one where there is prosperity, and one where there is not for certain populations,” MMAC Executive Vice President Julie Granger said yesterday during a webinar. “This is an effort, really, to close some of those racial disparity gaps that the region experiences very acutely.”

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