MATC to Co-Sponsor Oct. 18 Job Fair with City of West Allis, Employ Milwaukee and Lutheran Social Services

Ginny Gnadt,, 414-467-7221

October 14, 2021

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (Oct. 14, 2021)– Milwaukee Area Technical College, the City of West Allis, Employ Milwaukee and Lutheran Social Services are partnering to host West Allis Local Connect, a job fair for the healthcare, hospitality, and information technology industries. Local Connect will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at Hampton Inn and Suites Milwaukee West, 8201 W. Greenfield Ave. 

A recent City of West Allis and MATC survey of West Allis business owners revealed that 48% of West Allis business owners plan to increase staff in the next two years. Within the same survey, 48% of business owners reported “recruiting employees'' as one of the top challenges facing their businesses. 

Local Connect will allow employers in the information technology, healthcare, and hospitality industries to recruit, interview and hire local talent to fill crucial vacancies.

“MATC is proud to partner with the City of West Allis, Employ Milwaukee, and Lutheran Social Services to provide a job fair focusing on the severe shortage of workers for these key employers in the West Allis  community,” said Dr. Richard A. Busalacchi, campus executive director at MATC’s West Allis Campus

“West Allis is committed to supporting the needs of employers in our community and providing resources for our residents to enhance or grow their career potential,” added Dan Devine, mayor of the City of West Allis. “We’re proud to partner with MATC, Employ Milwaukee, and Lutheran Social Services to provide this invaluable opportunity for employers and our talented workforce to connect.” 

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Wisconsin’s largest technical college and one of the most diverse two-year institutions in the Midwest, Milwaukee Area Technical College is a key driver of southeastern Wisconsin’s economy and has provided innovative education in the region since 1912. More than 30,000 students per year attend the college’s four campuses and community-based sites or learn online. MATC offers affordable and accessible education and training opportunities that empower and transform lives in the community. The college offers more than 170 academic programs; and transfer options leading to bachelor’s degrees with more than 40 four-year colleges and universities. Overwhelmingly, MATC graduates build careers and businesses in southeastern Wisconsin. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.