Heading to “Mildoggy”: Your Job Search in Milwaukee

Last month, I shared RezScore’s latest infographic with you, our loyal RezScorians.

After combing through tons of data (with the help of our new Skills Explorer), analyzing what we found, and smashing it all together into an informative and attractive infographic we came up with several conclusions about the top ten job markets, in-demand job skills, and the hottest sectors.

Now that you’ve seen the entire infographic, we’d like to break it up into bite-sized chunks of info every Friday so you get the info you need!

Today we’ll continue with the home of the Brewers, Milwaukee!

What’s so great about Milwaukee?

In addition to being famous for its cheese and breweries, Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the 28th largest metropolitan area in the United States. Milwaukee is home to many Fortune 1000 companies, including Kohl’s, Harley-Davidson, and GE Healthcare.

Milwaukee is also home to many prestigious universities, including Marquette University, Mount Mary College, and Concordia University Wisconsin.

Check out: Moving On: The 10 Best Cities to Get Hired

What jobs are hottest in Milwaukee?

According to our findings, the biggest boom in the region by far would be in skilled trade. In most cities, skilled trade represents about 72 jobs for every thousand created. However, in Milwaukee, 107 jobs per thousand are in skilled trade (that’s 49% above average!).

Overall, Milwaukee is generating jobs at the rate of a city three times its size. So, if skilled trade isn’t your thing, you should know that Milwaukee has a number of other opportunities for job seekers. Manufacturing, customer service, and administrative jobs are all in high demand in Milwaukee.

Check out: The RezScore Leaderboard for Milwaukee, WI

How can I get hired here?

If you’re in Milwaukee and looking to work in skilled trade, it’s best to choose your resume’s keywords carefully. Based on our findings, the most in-demand keywords are drywall, plumbing, HVAC, roofing, and fiberglass!

​When you use in-demand keywords like these, your resume is statistically more likely to find itself at the top of a digital stack on your employer’s computer. Are these five keywords a bad match for you? Check out our skills explorer and do your own research.


What do you think? Do you live in Milwaukee and/or work in skilled trade? What do you think of these findings? Share your thoughts in the comments below!


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