Which would fill 1.4% of Walker's dubious claim of 70,000 job openings in Wisconsin.
Hopefully the participating companies are ready to pay a living-wage to attract workers to the open positions.
As I wrote in (April 2013), Welders Wanted. We Don't Need No Stinking Welders!:
There is such a skills mismatch. Some Wisconsin companies just can't find welders. MATC was nice enough to organize a job fair to facilitate those looking for work connecting with the companies that supposedly need them. Too bad the companies, crying about Wisconsin not having skilled workers to fill positions, also seem to not have the time to show up.If companies are unwilling to pay an honest-day's-pay, they can't realistically expect someone to do an honest-day's-work.