Department of Workforce Development
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Scott Walker, Governor
Reginald J. Newson, Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 11, 2014
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Central Wisconsin Career Expo Update: Over 70 Employers with Nearly 750 Jobs Available; 200 Plus Job Seekers Ready for Stevens Point Event Tuesday, Sept. 16

Manufacturing, healthcare, retail jobs available; job seeker pre-registration continues

MADISON – With the Central Wisconsin Career Expo fast approaching and hundreds of good jobs available, Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson today urged job seekers to register now for admission to the event Tuesday in Stevens Point and the opportunity to meet over 70 employers with jobs to fill.

The Central Wisconsin career Expo at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center in Stevens Point is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 16. Job seekers are strongly encouraged to register in advance to benefit from Job Center staff assistance before the event and ensure immediate access when the expo doors open. More than 200 job seekers already have admission tickets.

"With 70 employers eager to fill hundreds of good jobs, the Central Wisconsin Career Expo promises to be a great event for job seekers, and there's still time to register," Secretary Newson said. "Registering in advance gives job seekers an added advantage. Our Job Center staff can review resumes and help job seekers take other steps prepare for the event. With job seekers ready to work and employers ready to hire, career expos are a win-win."

Northwest Tool & Manufacturing in Wausau, Oldenburg Group in Rhinelander, and Schuette, Inc., in Rothschild are among manufacturers seeking skilled production workers, such as machinists, CNC operators and welder fabricators, with good wages based on experience. Golden Living in Marshfield needs healthcare workers, including both registered and licensed practical nurses. Schneider in Green Bay, Abbyland Trucking in Curtiss, and Mortenson Brothers in Plainfield need drivers. Best Buy has retail positions available at up to $15.60 an hour.

A list of registered employers and details about the expo can be found at www.WisconsinCareerExpo.com.

As with other career expos, the Central Wisconsin Career Expo model includes a quick and easy registration process for job seekers. Individuals meet with Job Service staff who review their resumes and help them take additional steps to prepare, including practicing for job interviews.

Interested job seekers are urged to pre-register. To do so, they must complete a simple registration process:

  1. Visit www.JobCenterofWisconsin.com, and register or update your information;
  2. Use the Job Seeker Tools on the site to create or update a resume and complete a self-assessment survey (be sure to print copies for the final step); and
  3. Complete a work readiness session with an employment specialist at a local Job Center to review the resume and self-assessment survey, review steps in the job application process, and receive an admission ticket. Work readiness sessions are available during regular Job Center hours now through Monday, September 15.

The first DWD sponsored career expo was the Milwaukee Manufacturing Career Expo held at State Fair Park in May 2012. Earlier this year, the Fox Valley Career Expo was held in Appleton. For more information: www.WisconsinCareerExpo.com