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‘We have an untapped group here’: A career fair for disabled job seekers links with employers

Nathan Schmitt is finishing up his degree in IT and software development from Milwaukee Area Technical College and is looking for a job. While job openings are seemingly everywhere, finding a job is harder for him.  

As a person on the autism spectrum, Schmitt has difficult presenting the best version of himself in interviews, over the phone, or in email.  

“I’ve only ever done two interviews before this and I was really nervous,” Schmitt said.

On May 15, Disability: IN Wisconsin partnered with ManpowerGroup in Milwaukee to offer a career fair for people with mental and physical disabilities to learn what jobs are available. It was also an opportunity for employers to learn how to find candidates from this part of the workforce.