Walker plans virtual job fair for veterans
Federico Aguilar of Burlington talks to Penny Straw of Klement's Sausage Company; job seeker James Landers of Watertown talks to Dan Rank of QPS Employment Group at the 7th annual Milwaukee Veterans Career Fair. The career fair is being held at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center and runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Representatives from 35 companies were scheduled to be there looking to fill some 750 jobs. Image by MICHAEL SEARS
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A virtual job fair for veterans and service members in Wisconsin is being planned for Thursday.
Gov. Scott Walker is promoting the online event organized by the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and Milicruit.
Veterans need to register before participating in the event online at www.veteranscareerfair.com.
Walker's office says the virtual career fair will allow the veteran to build a profile, research employers, visit employer booths, apply for jobs, chat live with recruiters, and meet with fellow Wisconsin veterans and military spouses in the networking lounge.
Walker's office says participating employers have more than 14,000 jobs available.