Milwaukee Bucks

New Contract with the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA to Drive Local Economic Growth and Employment Opportunities During Arena Construction

Germantown, MD – October 5, 2016 – SkillSmart, Inc. announced today at the Close It Summit that it has been retained by the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA to drive workforce development in the Milwaukee, WI region. Leading up to and throughout the construction of the Bucks’ new arena, slated through 2018, SkillSmart will help local job seekers learn about and indicate interest in employment opportunities, as well as connect with training partners and contractors.

The talent development company has developed a customized online platform, in collaboration with the Bucks, to identify and advertise construction opportunities for the local workforce. The Milwaukee Bucks will utilize the SkillSmart platform to enable job seekers to create profiles, understand requirements for open positions, and connect with training partners to become qualified. Leading up to construction, contractors will use the platform to identify candidates for their open construction positions.

“Both SkillSmart and the Bucks are committed to using local workforce development as an opportunity to drive regional economic growth,” said SkillSmart Co-Founder, SVP & General Counsel Jason Green. “This project is intended to ensure the local Milwaukee community experiences the benefits, including job creation, of the arena’s construction and operating jobs.”

The job portal will go live in mid-October for job seekers to begin reviewing open positions, required skills, and training opportunities.


About SkillSmart
SkillSmart is a for-purpose tech company that is reshaping how employers identify and hire talent. Its employer-driven hiring platform helps growing organizations and industries find the talent they need by matching job seekers to employment opportunities based on skills rather than traditional proxies like a degree. We are based in Germantown, Md. and help empower employers and job seekers to make the right match in states across the country. For more information, please visit or find us on Twitter @SkillSmartUS and Facebook @SkillSmartUS.
About the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
To create a new way for Milwaukee to live, to work, and to play. More than just an arena, the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center is the central hub for recreation in Milwaukee, connecting communities, neighborhoods and generations… for generations to come.
The Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center will be much more than just the new home for the Milwaukee Bucks basketball. Designed to reflect the heritage, history and personality of Milwaukee while actively projecting progress, accessibility and a renewed sense of community, the state of the art, 714,000 square foot arena will be the hub of entertainment in Wisconsin and the engine that drives growth in downtown Milwaukee. For more information on the Arena project please visit:
For more information, contact:
Kyle Friis,
(301) 250-1015