Rodney Lewis is looking for a job with a future — a sustainable career with advancement opportunities and benefits. Through a job training program with the Urban League of Greater Madison, he may find it.
Lewis, 59, is enrolled in the nonprofit’s program to prepare trainees for entry-level jobs at Exact Sciences, the biomedical powerhouse behind the at-home colon cancer screening test Cologuard. Exact Sciences is rapidly expanding and adding jobs at every level, particularly in customer service and sample preparation, where positions start at $15 per hour.
With that kind of pay plus benefits, Lewis said there is an opportunity for him to work consistent hours and receive a steady paycheck instead of driving for ride-hailing services like Lyft