Milwaukee County: Over 700 jobs available for veterans at career fair this Friday

Contact: Jeff Bentoff, Office of the County Executive, 414.278.5281

Amy Paul, Office of the County Executive, 414.278.5150

MILWAUKEE–Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced today that the 6th Veterans Career Fair will take place this Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at the Zablocki VA Medical Center, 5000 W. National Avenue, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event is sponsored by the Zablocki VA Medical Center, Wisconsin DWD Office of Veterans Services, and the Milwaukee County Veterans Service Office.

Some participating employers include:

Ace Precision Machining
City of Milwaukee Fire
City of Milwaukee Police
Farmers Insurance
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Frito Lay
John Crane Orion
Kleen Test Products
Mayville Engineering
Medical College of WI
Milwaukee Center for Independence
Milwaukee County Sheriffs Department
Park Bank
Patrick Cudahy
Phoenix Products
PrimAmerica Company
Rockwell Automation
Securitas, Inc
Security Personnel Inc.
Time Warner
WE Energies
Wisconsin Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards

“Our career fair enables veterans to discuss current job openings with numerous area employers, which is a vital step in securing employment in this tough job market,” Abele said. “These companies know that veterans are valuable as employees and are eager to meet veterans looking for work.”

James Duff, acting director of the County Veterans Service Office, said more than 700 jobs were available from employers who will be attending the event.

The fair is open to veterans only and will be held in Room 3435 of the Milwaukee VA.