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101 jobs offered, 1,300 jobs were advertised at fall Bay Area Career Expo


GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Close to 40% of the employers who took part in a new kind of job fair in Green Bay during the fall made job offers to those who came in.

An estimated 1,550 job seekers came through, and of those, employers reported 101 people were offered a job in the end.

The Bay Area Career Expo was advertised to have over 100 employers with 1,300 plus job openings. 

39 employers reported making a job offer. 

Those employers had to have a job posted on the Job Center of Wisconsin website. That site, often touted by Governor Scott Walker, has currently 38,670 jobs posted as of late Thursday night.   

More than 2,000 job seekers were also pre-screened to be part of the job fair for what the Department of Workforce called “job ready’.  But in the end, just over 1,500 came through. 

“When we saw people one on one, it was just to try and make sure they were in the best possible position and the most prepared, so when they got in front of an employer they could handle that transaction” said Bay Area Job Service Director Brian Pelon. 

Pelon says this type of career expo was done in Milwaukee first with a manufacturing focus, then in Green Bay for all employers in the area looking to hire. 

The event is being considered again for next fall.