Scott Walker, Governor
Raymond Allen, Secretary
Department of Workforce Development
201 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Telephone: (608) 266-3131
Fax: (608) 266-1784
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722
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Job seekers encouraged to register and obtain an admission ticket now
MADISON – Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Ray Allen announced today 108 employers with more than 2,610 entry level through advanced job openings have registered for the Milwaukee Career Expo on Thursday, June 8 at the State Fair Park Expo Center. He urges employers and job seekers to register now for the hiring event, which DWD operates in partnership with Employ Milwaukee.
"The Milwaukee Career Expo is open to employers in all sectors with current job openings and pre-screened job seekers who successfully demonstrate work-ready qualities," Secretary Allen said. "Requiring both employers and job seekers to register for the event helps strengthen employment connections and accelerate possible job offers."
Aurora Health Care, Briggs & Stratton, FedEx Ground, Froedtert Health, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Marcus Hotels & Resorts, Quad/Graphics, Rockwell Automation and Spectrum are among the businesses already registered for the expo. Representatives from a variety of non-profit organizations and state and local government agencies also will promote available jobs at the event. Employers with interest in attending the Milwaukee Career Expo must register online by June 1 at: WisconsinCareerExpo.com/Milwaukee
More than 1,000 registered job seekers are expected to attend the Milwaukee Career Expo, which will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The first 30 minutes will be limited to U.S. military veterans seeking employment. The general public will be admitted at 11 a.m. Job seekers must take these steps to register and obtain an admission ticket by June 7: WisconsinCareerExpo.com/Milwaukee
Increased coordination between DWD and Employ Milwaukee provides businesses and workforce talent with added value through stronger connections to employers that are ready to hire qualified individuals for posted job openings. Registered job seekers are encouraged to prepare for hiring opportunities by: 1) Reviewing the list of participating Milwaukee Career Expo employers; and 2) Then visiting JobCenterofWisconsin.com to learn more about positions that employers are seeking to fill.