Job Fair for Displaced Workers

Published 06/18 2014 05:19AM

Updated 06/18 2014 05:46AM

OSHKOSH, Wisc. (WFRV) Oshkosh Corporation will hold a job fair this Thursday for  employees affected by the upcoming layoff.

The job fair will be held from 8am-5pm in the Main Hall of the Oshkosh Convention Center, 2 North Main Street in Oshkosh.

Twenty-nine companies will be there, looking to  fill 1600 jobs.

Back in April, Oshkosh Corp announced it would begin  reducing Defense workforce in Oshkosh by about 700 hourly positions due to tight  government budgets and a return to peacetime operations.

The company  says that due to attrition, early retirement and laying off contractors, the  number of jobs affected by the layoff is now down to 536.

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