Brookfield chamber to hold services industry job fair

By Katherine Michalets - Freeman Staff

August 3, 2017

BROOKFIELD — As retail and restaurant businesses continue to pop up along Bluemound Road and other parts of Brookfield, new jobs are consistently generated.

To help businesses fill those vacant, or yet-to-be created, positions, the Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce will hold an industry-specific job fair on Sept. 6.

When the chamber did a general job fair last year and asked participants what they would be interested in for the future, Chamber President and CEO Carol White said they heard companies wanted industry specific job fairs.

“Go anywhere that’s retail or restaurant, you are seeing ‘now hiring’ signs,” White said.

In addition, White said she has heard from a number of businesses who are going to start losing summer workers to college. So that, compounded with the new jobs, led to the chamber planning a job fair targeting the targeting retail/restaurant/ hospitality sector.

White pointed to The Corners development and how new businesses are opening every month, and ones already operating, like Von Maur, still have empty positions.

“More and more of that development and building Is coming to fruition and with that comes more of a need for a workforce,” White said.

At a glance

What: Industry sector job fair
When: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 6
Where: Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield, 375 S. Moorland Road, Brookfield
Why:
To link job seekers in the retail/restaurant/hospitality sector with companies that are hiring.
Cost: To host a booth, fee of $175 per space; Brookfield Chamber members receive a discounted fee of $125 Info: 262-786-1886, carol@brookfieldchamber.com, www.brookfieldchamber.com