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Scott Walker, Governor
Reginald J. Newson, Secretary

Department of Workforce Development
Secretary's Office

201 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Telephone: (608) 266-3131
Fax: (608) 266-1784
Email: sec@dwd.wisconsin.gov

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014
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Job Openings Approaching 3,000 Mark at Bay Area Career Expo Oct. 9

Nearly 120 employers registered for event at Shopko Hall; job seekers urged to register in advance

MADISON – With Bay Area Career Expo one week away, Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson said today the nearly 120 employers registered thus far have job openings that total nearly 3,000, and he urged job seekers to register now for the recruiting event October 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Shopko Hall in Green Bay.

“This is an event job seekers in the Bay Area definitely should attend, and they should act now to register and get an entry ticket" Secretary Newson said. "Nearly 120 employers have reserved space. Even more impressive this year, our third in sponsoring a Bay Area Career Expo, is the number of employment opportunities. The total is approaching 3,000, well above the job openings in earlier expos, and it's another sign of Wisconsin's improving economy."

A list of registered employers is available online at www.WisconsinCareerExpo.com. Other employers interested in registering can learn details and register online at the site. The employer registration deadline is October 3. The first Bay Area Career Expo in 2012 and the second expo event last fall each drew more than 100 employers with approximately 1,700 job openings.

A wide variety of jobs are available, from skilled production jobs paying $30 or more an hour to entry level positions that can lead better jobs as individuals gain work experience and build skills.

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. 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 Wednesday, October 8.
For more information, visit www.WisconsinCareerExpo.com, or view https://www.youtube.com/user/wiworkforce.
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