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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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Thursday, May 7, 2015
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More than 70 Employers Registered for May 28 Milwaukee Career Expo

Hiring event is open to employers with jobs to fill and pre-registered job seekers

MILWAUKEE – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson announced today more than 70 employers have registered for the Milwaukee Career Expo on Thursday, May 28 at State Fair Park. He urges employers and job seekers to register now for the DWD hiring event, which will operate in partnership with the Milwaukee Area Workforce Development Board (MAWIB) for the first time this year.

"The Milwaukee Career Expo is open to businesses in all sectors with current job openings," said Secretary Newson. "I encourage employers to register for a booth today to ensure access to pre-screened job seekers who successfully demonstrate work-ready qualities."

Increased coordination between DWD and MAWIB 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 businesses include: Roundy's, FedEx Smart Post, DRS Technologies, Schneider National and Time Warner Cable. Employers interested in attending the Milwaukee Career Expo must register online by May 15.

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 3 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.

“We want to ensure Milwaukee job seekers are presented with as many opportunities as possible to get a family-supporting job. Connecting job seekers with quality employers is a win-win for everyone,” said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who is MAWIB's Chief Elected Local Official.

Job seekers must follow these steps to pre-register for the Milwaukee Career Expo:

  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 job match profile and complete a self-assessment survey (be sure to print copies for the final step); and
  3. Meet with an employment specialist at a local Job Center during business hours through May 27 to review the resume and self-assessment survey, review the job application process, and receive an admission ticket.

DWD and MAWIB recommend that registered job seekers prepare for hiring opportunities by checking the list of participating Milwaukee Career Expo employers, then visiting JobCenterofWisconsin.com to learn more about positions that employers are seeking to fill.

For News Media: Reporters, who wish to interview Carol Burgett, Job Service Director for the Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin, can either call her at (414) 389-6474 or DWD Communications at (608) 266-2722.

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