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Job fair provides career opportunities

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Local recruiters give potential student employees a thumbs up.

Local recruiters give potential student employees a thumbs up.

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Searching for employment can be scary. MATC has partnered with multiple businesses and organizations to kick-start employment for students.

On Sept. 27, booths lined the first to the second floors of the Downtown Milwaukee campus S Building. Employers filled the tables with gift bags, employment applications and freebies.

Many students filled the hallways, hungry to see the opportunities presented at this fair. Metcalfe’s, Target, CapTel, Aurora Health Care, Nordstrom and many more companies competed for students’ attention.

Talk of competitive rates, healthcare packages and flexible hours made students hopeful.

Potawatomi representative and MATC graduate Lucas Alanzo stated, “The reason why I chose Potawatomi is because of the stability. The casino was able to offer me and my family the benefits that not many other professions offer in Milwaukee; medical, the dental, the vision, the vacation time they offer. Anyone who has ambition and drive, there’s plenty of opportunities at the casino.”

Shane Kindred, from Target, stated, “I started at Target as a temporary employee loading trucks for about a year. I moved into the store and became a team leader, stocked everything and someone approached me and asked if I would like to move to loss prevention. I wore regular clothes, caught shoplifters all day for about a year and I fell in love with it,” he said. “I did organized retail crime, and for the last two years I’ve done this position of overseeing several stores in Milwaukee at a loss prevention standpoint. You can start at Target at the very bottom, and pull it off. Target teaches leadership, people skills and customer service and it’s all on you how you apply that.”

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