Share this on FacebookSeptember 16th, 2020 | by NEWCA
The second Drive Thru Job Fair in Wisconsin takes place tomorrow, September 17, 2020 between 12n-4pm. This phenomenal, innovative idea is catching the eye of the media as well.
The Green Bay Press Gazette featured an article earlier this week sharing the news of the upcoming event. In the article, Craig Coleman, of Alliance member Forward Service Corporation and one of the driving forces behind the job fairs, offered a solution for those seeking employment during COVID, but coming up empty. “There's no lack of employers. Employers are looking for good workers, lots of them. There's no shortage of work. It may just mean changing what field you worked in previous to COVID."
In addition to Forward Service Corporation, the Drive Thru Job Fairs are the brainchild of the WWDA, and the Job Center of Wisconsin. There are several locations within the NEW Construction Alliance’s territory for those seeking jobs. Participating locations include:
• Fond du Lac – St. Vince de Paul 330 N. Peters Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI
• Green Bay – Riverside Ballroom parking lot 1560 Main Street, Green Bay, WI
• Menasha – Menasha Job Center – 1802 Appleton Road, Menasha, WI
• Shawano – Shawano County Job Center 607 Elizabeth Street, Shawano, WI
• Sheboygan – Sheboygan County Job Center 3620 Wilgus Avenue Sheboygan, WI
Anthony Snyder, WWDA Executive Committee chair and CEO of the Fox Valley Workforce Development Board, aptly pointed out last week that the drive thru format not only avoids the barrier created most of the job centers remaining shuddered because of COVID, but provides a simple, fast way for potential job seekers to get connected to available positions.
Job seekers can stay safely in their cars and collect job postings and career opportunities, while local employers expand their recruitment efforts.
While so many other industries remained shuddered or reduced, the construction industry is not only working, but hiring. Looking for a stable, good-paying job that will be there in the good times and the tough ones? Then maybe you should consider the construction trades—step 1 is attending the Drive Thru Job Fair in your area.
You can learn more here.