Workforce Development Boards set to host second drive-thru job fair

Posted at 9:00 AM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 19:32:15-04

MENASHA (NBC 26) -- Job seekers throughout Northeast Wisconsin will have a chance to learn about hundreds of job openings Thursday at the second drive-thru job fair hosted by local Workforce Development Boards.

“As we all have learned, the pandemic didn’t end as quickly as we had originally hoped, so we will continue to evolve our services, and the need has not gone away from the companies that are hiring nor has it gone away from the job seekers," Bobbi Miller with the Fox Valley Workforce Development Board said.

Miller helped organize the first drive-thru job fair in July. She said it was a big success.

“Very good response," she said. We still have companies looking to hire, they’ve figured out how to hire despite the pandemic, and we’re just excited to do this for our job seekers.”

At the drive-thru job fair, job seekers will drive up in their cars and talk quickly with a member of workforce development. They'll get a packet of information containing job openings at up to 75 area companies.

“It was successful last time and we’re hoping to have success this time as well," Oshkosh Coil Spring human resources administrator Sherry Hanson said. “We’re looking to add some people. Unfortunately it’s just really hard to get our name out there, and not being able to do a regular type of job fair, and I thought it was really innovative for them to come up with this drive-thru.”

This time, there will also be more of a virtual push. Miller said job seekers will be encouraged to visit the Job Center of Wisconsin's website, where tens of thousands of additional jobs are posted.

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