Generac hosts job fair

Waukesha-based Generac Power Systems Inc. recently hosted a job fair at its Whitewater facility to hire about 100 new employees.

About 20 of the positions are for Whitewater and the other 80 are for the company’s brand new Jefferson facility, said Nancy Schroeder, senior human resource manager in Whitewater.

Both broadened product lines and increased demand are driving the company’s growth, said Rhonda Matschke, vice president of human resources.

“We are in a growth period of time,” Matschke said. “We’ve seen growth as a result of the increased demands due to severe storms.”

About 80 percent of the open positions have been filled. About 125 people came to the job fair, and the company expects to be finished hiring this month, Schroeder said.

The job fair format is more efficient for hiring a large group and the company can show the potential employee the facility and see where they might be working, she said.

The new employees will bring Generac’s total job count to 3,200 globally, 2,700 of which are in Wisconsin.

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