WPT Capitol Report October 7th, 2014

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employers registered thus far have job openings that total nearly 3,000, and he urged job seekers to register now for the recruiting event October 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Shopko Hall in Green Bay. “This is an event job seekers in the Bay Area denitely should attend, and they should act now to register and get an entry ticket” Secretary Newson said. “Nearly 120 employers have reserved space. Even more impressive this year, our third in sponsoring a Bay Area Career Expo, is the number of employment opportunities. The total is approaching 3,000, well above the job openings in earlier expos, and it’s another sign of Wisconsin’s improving economy.” A list of registered employers is available online at www.WisconsinCareerExpo.com. Other employers interested in registering can learn details and register online at the site. The employer registration deadline is October 3. The rst Bay Area Career Expo in 2012 and the second expo event last fall each drew more than 100 employers with approximately 1,700 job openings. A wide variety of jobs are available, from skilled production jobs paying $30 or more an hour to entry level positions that can lead better jobs as individuals gain work experience and build skills. Job seekers are strongly encouraged to register in advance to benet from Job Center staff assistance before the event and ensure immediate access when the expo doors open. To do so, they must com- plete a simple registration process: 1. Visit www.JobCenterofWisconsin.com , and register or update your information; 2. Use the Job Seeker Tools on the site to create or update a resume and complete a self-assessment survey (be sure to print copies for the nal step); and 3. Complete a work readiness session with an employment specialist at a local Job Center to review the resume and self-assessment survey, review steps in the job application process, and receive an admission ticket. Work readiness sessions are available during regular Job Center hours now through Wednesday, October 8. For more information, visit www.WisconsinCareerExpo.com , or view https://www.youtube.com/ user/wiworkforce . Manufacturing indicator surges in September; employers stay cautious Scott Paulus The Marquette-ISM Report on Manufacturing looks at new orders, production, employment, supplier deliveries and inventories. As several key manufacturing segments heat up in southeast Wisconsin and in northern Illinois – one of the most concentrated areas for manufac- turing in the nation – 60 percent of manufactur- ers expect positive market conditions, according to the Marquette-ISM Report on Manufacturing for September. And with none of the respondents expecting con- ditions to get worse, this is one report that underscores the notion that the economy is getting stron- ger, said Doug Fisher , director of the Center for Supply Chain Management and assistant professor at Marquette University in Milwaukee . “I have to work pretty hard to be my usual pretty conservative self,” Fisher said. “And if I weren’t doing well in manufacturing right now, I’d have to take the economy off the table because all of these segments are strong…incredibly strong.”

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