Welcome to Wisconsin: Recent transplants discuss their experiences during MMAC’s Talent Recruitment Summit

For Gaby Cabrera, a southern California native and assistant product manager at Milwaukee Tool, there was one standout fear in moving to southeastern Wisconsin.

“For me, one of my biggest struggles, and one of the things I was most scared of when I first moved was the winters,” she said.

Beyond your standard post-shoveling muscle aches and becoming acclimated to driving in the conditions, she confessed “winters here are not that bad.”

Cabrera joined Ayrton Bryan, a sustainability project manager for Rockwell; and Danielle Frees, an assistant designer for Jockey International, during the panel discussion “Milwaukee Ambassadors: What Transplants Say About the Cream City” during last week’s Talent Recruitment Summit, hosted by MMAC and VISIT Milwaukee.

The trio talked at length about the things they like about Milwaukee, tips they would provide employers in helping transplants transition and the challenges they endured.

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