Getting a first job is a huge step in the life of a teenager. To help students explore jobs, meet hiring managers, and succeed in the world of work, Milwaukee Public Schools will host its third annual Job Fair on March 11, 2020. Approximately 800 students are expected to attend in search of summer and year-round work. Employers are invited to register for the fair, which will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Student Union.
Following the first job fair in 2018, MPS received an overwhelming response from employers, who hired hundreds of students and begged for the job fair to become an annual event. Space has been expanded to include more employers and provide more options for students.
In addition to searching for immediate jobs, students have the chance to explore new fields that may lead to lifelong careers including automotive, construction, health care, law enforcement, manufacturing, and more. After the 2019 job fair, Daniel from South Division High School said, “I was nervous at first, but the employers were really nice. I filled out three applications plus I found some really cool careers I didn’t even know about.”
Employers should sign up now to meet our enthusiastic, motivated students. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-mps-student-job-fair-registration-84653540017
Space at the job fair is free and includes one parking spot and a light lunch for two people. An area will be available for on-site interviews. For questions and registration information, contact Tamera Coleman at employMPSstudents@milwaukee.k12.wi.us
Students who completed a Work Readiness session at their school are eligible to attend the job fair. Work Readiness sessions help prepare students to fill out job applications, interview, and be ready for the world of work. Students can speak with their counselor or stop in any College and Career Center with questions and to receive a permission slip. Bus transportation will be provided for students to attend the job fair.
The UWM Student Union is located at 2200 East Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53211.