The Milwaukee Bucks need some more “Wisconsin nice” employees for Fiserv Forum and the surrounding entertainment block.
The Bucks will hold a hiring fair Thursday at Fiserv Forum, where they hope to fill about 150 part-time positions, said Kelly Kauffman, chief human capital officer.
The jobs include security, guest services, retail and stagehands.
Kauffman has said the Bucks were seeking friendly, smiling staffers — which she calls “Wisconsin nice.” The helpfulness of the Fiserv Forum staff is frequently noted and commented on by arena patrons.
The openings came about as the Bucks evaluated operations in the months since the arena opened in late summer.
That stretch included a first-ever holiday market that was held for weeks on the entertainment block just outside the arena’s main entrance. The Bucks handled security for that event.
“We learned that we needed more people to help run these events,” Kauffman said. “There’s a lot more going on than we had thought there would be.”
The Bucks sought to fill about 400 jobs at a hiring fair in June. Kauffman said some of the openings to be filled next week came about due to attrition, and the Bucks have also added a number of positions.
The positions will pay $13 an hour, up from $12.50, the starting wage paid to workers who were hired following a large job fair last summer. The Bucks promise that the minimum wage will rise to $15 an hour in 2023.
The Bucks’ food and beverage contractor, Levy, hires its own workforce for kitchens and concessions.
The job fair will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Applicants are urged to bring a resume and be in line no later than 11:30 a.m.
The public got a chance Sunday to see inside the new Fiserv Forum, home of the Milwaukee Bucks.
Mike De Sisti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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