Rusk County Student & Community Career/Job Fair to be held April 13th


Ladysmith (WI) –  A Student Career and Community Job Fair will be held on Wednesday, April 13th at the Ladysmith High School Gym.  The Community Job Fair will run from 11:30-1pm and from 3:45-5:30pm.  The Job Fair is open to all those seeking employment, a new opportunity, advancement, or if you are curious about what jobs are available in the area.

The Student Career Fair will run from 1pm-3:15 and will only be open to area high schools students.  Students will be able to visit with area companies to see what types of careers and jobs are available in the community.  While this is a career fair is can also be a job fair. Participating companies are certainly welcome to publicize and promote current job openings, and take applications from students.

Last year’s event had over 30 exhibitors, and we’d like to grow that number.  Focus continues on developing and growing the area workforce.  There are job openings but a lack of applicants to fill them.  We continue to see people leave the area in search of opportunity, when that opportunity may exist here.  This event is intended to show area students what our local companies are doing, change negative perceptions, and show them the careers that exist.  If they want to enter the workforce directly, or go onto school and return – we have companies and jobs available for them, or opportunities for them to start their own business.  Similarly, it seems that there are negative or incorrect perceptions within the community of what jobs are available – and what area companies are offering.

All area employers, small business owners, and organizations are invited to exhibit at the event.  There is additional room available, and there is no charge.  Even if you are not currently hiring, we want and need your company to participate. Big or small, 1 employee or hundreds, manufacturing/health care/service/retail/professional, hiring or not hiring; we want broad company participation to exhibit to students and community the wide range of business and industry, jobs and careers that are available. This is an opportunity to share your future career and job opportunities and talk about your business.

To exhibit or for more information call Rusk County Development at 715.532.2257, or email




“Having lived in a large city for most of my adult life, I was looking for a place less crowded, less hectic.  …The nights in Rusk County are dark and on clear ones I love to stare into the heavens and be able to dream a million dreams and just let my mind wander.”

Arian Knops
Retiree to area – Community Volunteer

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