The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW) will host a second round of the Drive Thru Job Fair to connect workers, affected by closures and furloughs due to COVID-19, to businesses that are hiring.

The WDBSCW’s first Drive Thru Job Fair on July 15 drew 334 job seekers and interest from 44 employers.

On Sept. 17, 2020 from noon to 4 p.m., job seekers can pick up job postings and employer information without leaving their car. The three locations are:

— Alliant Energy Center (1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison)

— Columbia County Fair Grounds (1 Fairgrounds Road, Portage)

— Jefferson County Fair Park (503 North Jackson Avenue, Jefferson).

“There are great career opportunities available with excellent companies in our regions,” said Seth Lentz, CEO of WDBSCW. “We want to support workers looking to make a transition and put their talent and experience to work. Our traditional job fair format isn’t conducive in the current environment and we, like many others, are finding new ways to play our part in serving and supporting workers, businesses and our communities.”

Volunteers wearing the appropriate PPE will provide attendees with a bag containing information from participating employers, while remaining socially distant. A station will also be set up at each location for bicyclists and walkers to receive a bag while remaining safe.

“The WDBSCW is an asset to our region,” said Mary Jo Allen, Human Resources Manager at Bell Laboratories, Inc. “They are able to assist job seekers with career counseling, training and education, which ultimately leads to career placement. The search for a new position can be daunting and they have the resources in place to bridge that gap between job applicant and employer, making the process more successful for everyone involved.”

This job fair is part of a statewide effort by the Wisconsin Workforce Development Association (wwda.org) to help job seekers identify employment opportunities throughout the state during the pandemic.

Job seekers interested in more information about the job fair, including safety precautions and participating businesses can visit www.wdbscw.org/drivethrujobfair.

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