RACINE — A
construction career fair will be held in Racine later this month for
unemployed or underemployed people interested in working on the
massive Foxconn project in coming years.
Walker, along with Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave and
Racine Mayor Cory Mason, are spreading word about the Wisconn Valley
Construction Resource Fair that will be held on March 29 from 1 to 4
p.m. at Racine Civic Centre’s Festival Hall.
“The launch of
the Wisconn Valley Construction Resource Fair opens the door for
Wisconsinites to better prepare themselves for future job
opportunities in construction as a result of Foxconn’s historic
investment in Wisconsin,” Walker said in a statement.
The fair will
connect anyone wanting to launch their career in construction with
resources that will prepare them, including education,
apprenticeships and work reentry opportunities.
“We are excited
to bring together local partners, such as technical colleges,
businesses and community programs to ensure our residents have all
the tools needed to benefit from this expansive project,” Walker
said. “Preparing our workforce is an essential step to ensuring that
everyone in Wisconsin who wants a job can find one.”
According to a
national Associated General Contractors of America survey release
last year, 73 percent of construction firms in Wisconsin said they
are having a hard time filling existing positions and the same
number said they are trying to hire more workers for expansion.
There’s no cost
to attend the resource fair in Racine. Those who attend will get to
explore career options, education programs, skills training,
apprenticeships and veterans’ services. The Racine Civic Centre is
located at 5 Fifth St. in Racine. Event parking is free in the lot
south of the building’s main entrance. For more information, visit