The Tri-County Job Fair will be held at the Belmont Convention Center Wednesday, April 22.
The job fair will be open to veterans at 1 p.m, and to the general public from 1:30 to 6 p.m. The Convention Center is off U.S. 151 at exit 26 on Mound View Avenue next to the Belmont Travel Center.
The Tri-County Job Fair is a regional recruiting event. Thirty-five employers are already planning to attend and organizers expect more registrations in the days leading up to the event. The more than 680 open positions are both full- and part-time, represent virtually all industry sectors from manufacturing to retail, and range from little to no skills needed to jobs requiring highly developed skills.
“The event will provide job seekers the opportunity to talk with area employers about potential job opportunities in the region,” said Anna Schramke, business services and economic development coordinator for Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board, one of the organizing forces behind the event. “The region is home to many growing businesses who need good people to fill their open positions. I encourage anyone considering a new job to check out this job fair.”
Employers scheduled to attend the Job Fair include Andersen/Eagle Window & Door, Combined Insurance, Dairyfood USA Inc., Delta 3 Engineering Inc., Express Employment & Professionals, Farmers Insurance, Frontier-Servco FS, Furst Staffing, Grant County–Orchard Manor, Heinrichs Roofing & Siding, Homeward Bound, House on the Rock Inn & Resort, Iverson Construction, L&M Corrugated Container, Lactalis, ManorCare Health, Maxim Healthcare Services, Meister Cheese Co. LLC, Non-Metallic Components, Northland Restaurant Group LLC (Hardee’s Restaurant), Premier Cooperative, QPS Employment Group, Rural Insurance, Schneider, Scot Industries, Sedona Staffing Services, Sienna Crest Assisted Living, Southwest Health, Tradesmen International, Tri-State Ambulance, UW Medical Foundation, Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Wisconsin Badger Camp, and Woodward Communications.
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 bring several copies of the applicant’s resume. Many employers will be accepting applications on-site. Computers with Internet access will be available to complete online job applications.
There is no charge to attend the Tri-County Job Fair. The event is open to all job seekers in southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois and northeast Iowa.
Organizers of the job fair include Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, Prosperity Southwest Wisconsin, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College and area chambers of commerce.
For help preparing for the job fair, or to learn more about the event, contact Lola Williams of the Department of Workforce Development, (608) 574-0759, or visit www.wisconsinjobcenter.org/jobfairs.