3rd Street Market Hall hosts job fair as project takes another step forward to opening

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- 3rd Street Market Hall hosted a job fair Wednesday, Sept. 29 as the mixed-use space project moves closer to opening.

"We're getting a lot of attention on this project just because it's been a long time in the works," 3rd Street Market Hall operations director Jaime Jacobs told CBS 58.

The project is set to host about two dozen vendors by the time it is fully open and operational in early 2022. By that time, the hall is expected to create hundreds of jobs.

Despite the industry-wide labor shortage, leaders say they are seeing interest from potential candidates.

"We're excited to be showcasing this space and I think that's just adding a little bit of excitement so there's a draw we're seeing," Jacobs said. "So we're seeing applicants really excited to be part of this project as well."

Dairyland Old-fashioned Burgers is one of the businesses that will have a space inside where the old Grand Avenue Mall used to be. They recognized the challenge for finding workers but believe the job fair helps.

"With the environment right now of how hiring has been going in the area, we're hoping to get face-to-face with some of these people that are looking for jobs," Dairyland co-owner Brent Fogle said.

Fogle also said he is excited to be part of the overall revitalization of the space and neighborhood.

"For us to be part of that to pair and partner with the market hall to bring business back to bring people back and to really show what makes Milwaukee great […], we're hoping that it affects well for Westown and Milwaukee as a whole," Fogle said.

More information about 3rd Street Market Hall can be found HERE.

More information about Dairyland Old-fashioned Burgers and jobs there can be found HERE.

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