Fox Cities Chamber: Hosts virtual regional recruitment events for businesses

Fox Cities Days provides virtual opportunities to connect with future workforce

APPLETON, Wis. (August 19, 2020) – The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce is transitioning their workforce attraction program, Fox Cities Days, to a virtual format in response to COVID -19. Fox Cities Days was created in 2019 to provide structured regional recruiting events where area businesses could collectively bring the Fox Cities experience to college students throughout the Midwest. The program was developed in response to growing talent shortages in engineering, computer science and healthcare. The program aims to put Fox Cities businesses first in line with college students seeking early career placements, and to showcase a wide variety of career opportunities, as well as the region as a great place to live, work and play.

The first virtual event will take place at Michigan Tech in Houghton, Michigan, along with Finlandia University, targeting students in engineering, computer science and healthcare. This event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., CST. Employers will utilize virtual platforms to provide students with group informational sessions and one-on-one chats. Students can learn about the Fox Cities region and immediate and future career opportunities available with designated employers.

The second Fox Cities Days event of 2020 is scheduled for Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan on Thursday, October 15, 2020. The event will target students in healthcare, construction management, computer science and engineering.  Employers will setup shop using virtual platforms from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., CST. Students will sign up for group and individual sessions with participating employers.

“We are here to support regional employers and help them stay top of mind with college students during the pandemic. The safest way to do that is to transition to a virtual format,” shared Amy Andersen, Director of Talent and K-16 Relations at the Fox Cities Chamber. “We need to import talent to meet workforce demands and COVID-19 has created an opportunity for all of us to learn virtual methods of recruitment delivery which can increase our outreach and ability to secure top talent to the area.”

Please contact Fox Cities Chamber Director of Talent and K-16 Relations, Amy Andersen, to register your organization for these talent recruitment events. The cost for each event is $350 for Fox Cities Chamber members and $450 for non-members.

High visibility sponsorship opportunities are also available for this event. Please contact Amy Andersen at the Fox Cities Chamber to learn more, [email protected]

Visit the Fox Cities Chamber website to learn more about Fox Cities Days and to register for the events, https://bit.ly/FCDays-2020