The Richland Center Job Fair, a regional recruiting event, is rapidly approaching and job seekers will have many opportunities from which to choose.
The event will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20 at the Phoenix Center, 100 South Orange St., Richland Center.
Over 25 employment representatives will be on hand to answer questions about their company and their open positions. Open positions are both full and part-time, represent virtually all industry sectors, from manufacturing to retail, and require little to no skill as well as jobs requiring highly developed skills.
“The event will provide job seekers the opportunity to talk with area employers about potential job opportunities in the Richland Center region,’’ said Anna Schramke, Business Services and Economic Development Coordinator for Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board, one of the organizing forces behind the event. “Sometimes people are surprised that there are so many available jobs. The region is home to many growing businesses who need good people to fill the jobs they are creating. We hope this event will help connect those looking for a job with an employer who needs them.”
Employers scheduled to attend the Job Fair include: BrightStar Care, ContinuUs, Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Gundersen Health System, Holtger Brothers (HBI), Lands’ End, Meister Cheese, METCO, MPC, Inc., Plateco Inc, Primex Plastics Corp, QPS Employment Group, S&S Cycle, Inc., Schreiber Foods, Scot Industries, Skinner Transfer Corporation, The Hanor Company of Wisconsin, LLC, The House on the Rock, Tractor Central LLC, Tradesmen International, Vernon County, Westby Co-op Credit Union, Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Wisconsin Early Autism Project, and Wisconsin River Outings.
Workforce representatives remind job seekers planning to attend the event to “dress for success” in attire suitable for a job interview, practice telling the prospective employer why they should be hired and don’t forget to bring several copies of your resume. Many employers will be accepting applications on-site. Computers with internet access will be available to complete on-line job applications.
There is no charge to attend the Richland Center Job Fair. The event is open to all job seekers in the Richland Center region. Organizers of the job fair include the Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board and Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
For additional information, contact Kari Oates, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, 608-412-0123 or 608-822-2334, or go to www.wisconsinjobcenter.org/events.