QPS Employment Group to host open interview day Oct. 6

Daily News Staff

Sept. 27, 2017

QPS Employment Group will host an open interview day from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 6 at each of its 50 Midwest branch offices throughout the U.S. The Washington County location is 1017B Main St., West Bend.

With the daylong hiring push, QPS hopes to fill nearly 12,000 job openings, including many in the manufacturing industry.

Oct. 6 is also National Manufacturers Day.

In a news release, QPS said, “According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report released in September 2017, there are 6.2 million job openings nationwide. The August national unemployment rate was listed at 4.4 percent, with many areas in the Midwest seeing even lower rates than that. The U.S. unemployment rate has steadily declined over the past eight years since it reached 10 percent in October 2009.

“Furthermore, every day 10,000 new baby boomers retire and will continue to do so for the next 13 years. Many of these boomers currently fill skilled manufacturing positions, so career opportunity in this field is high.”