MATC hosting first Diversity Job Fair on May 4

Mark Feldmann,

April 25, 2022

MILWAUKEE – Approximately 30 area businesses will be at Milwaukee Area Technical College on Wednesday, May 4, ready to hire new employees and to make their workforces more diverse.

The event is the college’s first Diversity Job Fair and will be held at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 700 West State Street, noon to 4 p.m., in Room M605 of MATC’s Main Building.

Businesses scheduled to participate include Goodwill Industries, Marcus Corporation, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Tool and Saz’s Hospitality Group. The companies are seeking both full-time and part-time employees; many offer flexible schedules.

“These employers have identified the need to have a more diverse workforce,” said Omar Barberena, an employment development specialist at MATC’s CareerHub, which is coordinating the event. “The Diversity Job Fair will be a great way to have our diverse student population connect with them.”

Students and graduates attending the job fair should bring résumés and be prepared to conduct on-the-spot interviews with employers.

MATC plans to make the Diversity Job Fair an annual event. “The fair and other initiatives will help guide the future of a local job market by identifying challenges to diverse hiring, and working to make local employers more inclusive,” Barberena said.

For résumé help, interview preparation or other career readiness questions, students are invited to stop by a CareerHub office, where employment specialists are ready to assist.

The CareerHub has three locations: Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Room S101; Mequon Campus, Room A100; and Oak Creek Campus, Room A106.

Students can also call 414-297-6244 or email for more information about the Diversity Job Fair or CareerHub.

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 25,000 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.