Job seekers and employers will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual job and resource fair on May 7, 2020 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board and Centers, Employ Milwaukee, the Southeastern Wisconsin Workforce Development Board, and their partners are collaborating on a pilot event to help meet regional workforce needs. With record-high unemployment claims and increased demand for critical and essential jobs, the virtual job and resource fair provides a safe way for job seekers and employers to connect online while practicing social distancing.
Virtual job fairs are growing in popularity, especially during the global pandemic. The virtual job and resource fair will have a similar look and feel as a traditional job fair but will simply be moved into an online environment. The virtual job and resource fair will provide an opportunity for job seekers to submit their resumes directly to business hiring representatives, learn about current job openings, and locate community resources. Businesses can chat with job seekers via video and instant messaging, invite job seekers to apply for open positions, and increase their brand awareness. Other benefits include:
“We are happy to be coordinating with our regional workforce partners to offer this innovative pilot event,” said Laura Catherman, WOW Workforce Development Board Director. “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.”
In addition to employment opportunities, the virtual event will showcase local resources that can assist job seekers and businesses. Community-based organizations are invited to attend and showcase their programs and services. Community-based organizations can register for a booth at a reduced rate.
“We have heard from our businesses across the region that 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, visit https://jobspluswi.vfairs.com