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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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722
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Bay Area Career Expo at Shopko Hall Thursday Offers Most Employment Opportunities of DWD Special Recruiting Events

Over 130 registered employers with 3,000 job openings; job seekers urged to register in advance

MADISON – With the Bay Area Career Expo fast approaching, Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson today strongly urged job seekers to register for the special recruiting event this Thursday at Shopko Hall in Green Bay, an event which has over 130 registered employers with 3,000 job openings, both surpassing totals of all other DWD-sponsored career expos.

Nearly a dozen additional employers met last week's registration deadline for the event this Thursday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Shopko Hall. Job seekers have until the end of the day Wednesday to register in advance and get an entry ticket.

"Our latest count shows 132 employers, from virtually all sectors, registered and ready to fill approximately 3,000 jobs, the largest number of openings since DWD began sponsoring the special recruiting events three years ago," Secretary Newson said. "For job seekers in the greater Green Bay area, the expo could be the opportunity you've been waiting for. Don't delay. Register now. Our Job Service staff and partners can help you get ready to do your best."

A list of employers who registered by the deadline last Friday is online at www.WisconsinCareerExpo.com. The first Bay Area expo in 2012 and the second last fall each drew more than 100 employers with some 1,700 job openings. The first DWD-sponsored career expo was on May 10, 2012, in West Allis.

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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