NEENAH, Wis.— Workers of a northeast Wisconsin company were invited to an exclusive job fair Tuesday in Neenah after learning they would be losing their jobs.
Nearly 300 people working at Fox Crossing company Clearwater Paper learned at the start of June their jobs would be going away. Tuesday, the Fox Valley Workforce Development Board and Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development hosted a job fair for the soon to be displaced workers.
“They’ve had a lot to think about in 14 days, but kudos to them,” said Bobbi Miller of the FVWDB. “They’re showing out in really strong numbers today.”
Workers met with area manufacturers like Atkore, a De Pere based metal tubing company.
“Today we made three job offers, and we have another one that’s thinking about it,” said the company’s HR assistant, Alma Lopez.
On site was the DWD’s Mobile Career Lab, a massive truck full of computers and printers for job seekers to spend time preparing for interviews.
Jaymz Touchstone is with DWD and drove the truck to Neenah from Madison Tuesday. He says knowing people walked away from the job fair with new jobs is as rewarding as his job gets.
“It’s amazing,” Touchstone said. “It’s makes it driving all the miles around the state worth it.”