Mayor Barrett and Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board Host Job Fair

October 30, 2014

Seventy-five employers hiring for more than 1,000 job openings

On Thursday, October 23, 2014 the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB) and Mayor Tom Barrett hosted a job fair at Serb Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Avenue, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. The job fair featured 75 of the Milwaukee area’s top employers with current job openings. Mayor Barrett was joined by representatives from a wide range of industries who were ready to interview candidates at the Premier Hiring Event. Job seekers had to be prescreened prior to the event to receive a VIP Pass to get into the job fair. The prescreening process was broken down into 2 steps. The first step for job seekers was to bring a current resume to one of seven locations. The second step in the process was for a screener to review the resume and issue a VIP Pass for attendance. Industries that were represented at the job fair included: manufacturing, health care, IT, construction, transportation, customer service and sales. Some of the job openings included: machinists, assemblers, quality supervisors, quality inspectors, CNA’s, RN’s, phlebotomists, surgical technicians, dietary aides, caregivers, maintenance mechanics, clerical, administrative assistants, auto technicians, fabrication formers, welders, general construction laborer, warehouse workers, food service, CDL drivers, carpenters, masons, electricians and internal and external sales. Employers recruiting on Thursday, October 23, 2014 included: Aurora Health Care, Blood Center of Wisconsin, Burger King/V&J Food, Cintas, Coca-Cola Refreshments, Ewald Automotive, FedEx SmartPost, GenMet Corporation, Ingeteam, International Autos Group, Kelly Services, Manpower, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Forge LLC, Outpost Natural Food, Patrick Cudahy, Payne & Dolan, PPG Industries, Rexnord, Schneider, Steinhafels, Time Warner Cable, U.S. Cellular and We Energies.