Former State Rep. Mark Honadel has accepted a position as the manager of business development for the Talent Bridge division of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin.
The former South Milwaukee Republican legislator hopes to bring an “industrial flair” to his new position.
“My entire life has been involved in business and industry, and I have a great passion for the Wisconsin industrial worker, the skilled craftsman. That’s been my whole life, being a steel fabricator and in small business,” Honadel said. “Goodwill basically removes boundaries for employment. One thing led to another, and I said, ‘Hey I want to be part of the team.’ This really fits. It’s like a compilation of my entire life. Getting good people good jobs.”
Honadel said 8,000 to 10,000 skilled workers are going to retire every year for the next decade in Wisconsin, and he wants to play a role in preparing the next generation for employment.
Honadel is working out of the Goodwill office on Vogel Avenue on Milwaukee’s south side.
Looking back, Honadel said he was most proud of his ability to work with people on both sides of the political aisle.