Waukesha County to host virtual job, resource fair

Posted at 8:51 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 15:58:55-04

WAUKESHA — On May 7, employers and job seekers will be able to take part in a southeast Wisconsin virtual job and resource fair.

From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., participants will be able to take part in a searchable job board and resume database, one-on-one interviews, and small group chat options.

During this global pandemic, virtual job fairs are gaining popularity. The fair will feel very similar to a traditional job fair. It will just be moved to an online platform.

The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board and Centers, Employ Milwaukee, the Southeastern Wisconsin Workforce Development Board, and their partners are putting on this event to help those struggling financially during this Safer at Home order.

"We understand that there are many individuals and businesses impacted by this pandemic. We want to support them during this time and provide an opportunity to connect with in-demand employment opportunities and local resources," said Laura Catherman, WOW Workforce Development Board Director.

Local businesses will also be able to find local resources that can assist them during this time. Community-based organizations are also allowed to join in on the event.

"There is a critical need to fill essential, in-demand positions, particularly in healthcare, grocery, delivery and logistics, and more," said Paul Farrow, Waukesha County Executive. "The virtual job and resource fair will provide a safe and convenient way for businesses to connect with job seekers."

To learn more and register for this event, click here.

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