Duffy Calls Job Fair “A Positive Step Toward Getting Wisconsin Back To Work”
WAUSAU — U.S. Congressman Sean Duffy (WI-07) held a free job fair at the Rothschild Pavilion that attracted 100 local businesses and more than 1,000 job seekers.
“Today’s job fair was a positive step toward getting Wisconsin back to work. Our goal is to do what we can to help move citizens in central and northern Wisconsin from getting an unemployment check to a payroll check,” said Duffy. “The overwhelming response from employers looking to hire was an encouraging sign for us all.”
The event, which was held in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, hosted over 100 employers from sectors as diverse as construction, retail, medical, manufacturing and sales. Job seekers also took full advantage of the special breakout sessions focusing on social media, mastering the interview, online job-search, and a special session geared toward displaced workers who are 45 and older and beginning new careers.
“Throughout the day, I spoke with many people who have been out of work for far too long – some just barely scraping by. While this event is not going to solve all our problems, it can help people find new work and provide for their families, and I truly believe we helped people achieve that today,” Duffy said.