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Scott Walker, Governor
Reginald J. Newson, Secretary

Department of Workforce Development
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Madison, WI 53707-7946
Telephone: (608) 266-3131
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Email: sec@dwd.wisconsin.gov

Friday, October 9, 2015
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Bay Area Career Expo Participation Reaches New Level: More than 100 Employers and 2,000 Job Seekers Registered

Career Expo to connect employers with talent and job seekers with new opportunities.

GREEN BAY – The 2015 Bay Area Career Expo will bring together more than 2,000 pre-registered job seekers and 120 employers with more than 2,100 openings to fill during the one-day recruitment event on Tuesday, October 13 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay.

"The strong interest in the 2015 Bay Area Career Expo is the result of the Department of Workforce Development's continued work to connect talent with opportunity across Northeast Wisconsin," Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newton said. "Job seekers attend the Career Expo prepared with resumes, coaching and skills assessments, and employers attend with openings they are eager to fill."

Employers at the DWD-organized event provide information about their company and the jobs they have available to fill. Over 100 employers are registered, such as Aurora Health Care, KI, Nicolet Plastics, Shopko, NSight/Cellcom and Thrivent Financial. Employers are seeking Accountants, Welders, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), PLC Programmers, Truck Drivers to Mechanical Designers, Field Service Technicians, Customer Service Representatives and more.

Participating job seekers must register online, complete a self-assessment survey, prepare a resume and complete other steps to gain an admission ticket to the event. The goal is to match prepared and job-ready individuals with area employers that have openings to fill.

"We are excited to provide this opportunity for so many employers and job seekers to make connections in the Bay Area," said Bay Area Job Service Director, Brian Pelon. "We are also proud to provide our military veterans with job preference by allowing them early entry into the Career Expo to meet with employers."

Military veterans can enter the Bay Area Career Expo at 9:30 a.m. to have an opportunity to meet with employers before pre-registered members of the general public can enter starting at 10 a.m. The event concludes at 2 p.m.

Career expo registration is still open to interested job seekers. For more information, visit: www.wisconsincareerexpo.com

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