More than 30 employers already signed up for KCKCC job fair

by Kelly Rogge, KCKCC

More than 30 employers have already signed up for booths at the Kansas City Kansas Community College’s 2017 “Get Hired – Kansas City” Job Fair.

The fair is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 in the KCKCC Field House, 7250 State Ave., with special accommodations for the veterans and disabled from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The event is free and open to students, faculty, community members and veterans. Last year, approximately 1,000 individuals attended, and over the last several years, a high number of those who were interviewed at the job fair have been hired on the spot, according to a college spokesman.

“We take pride in our services to our growing population of military and disabled students,” said Alicia Hooks, executive director of entrepreneurship and workforce center at KCKCC. “We had more than 50 employers attend last year and are considered the largest job fair in the Kansas City metropolitan area.”

The list of employers already registered to attend include:
• Amazon
• Ameristar
• Berry Plastics
• Best Harvest
• BPU
• Brookdale Senior Living
• Capitol Federal
• Cohen Esrey Real Estate
• Community Blood Center
• Creative Blow Mold
• Display Studios
• Economic Opportunity Foundation Inc.
• Edwardsville Care & Rehab
• ExpressPros
• Fastenal
• IMKO Workforce Solutions – Shawnee
• Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office
• Liberty Fruit
• MVP Electric
• North Kansas City Hospital
• Olathe Health System
• Pipefitters Local Union #533
• ProLogistix
• Providence Medical Center
• Regal Staffing
• Sage Restoration
• Sam’s Club
• Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #2
• Spangler Graphics
• Spectrum Paint
• Tall Oaks Conference Center
• United Health Group
• U.S. Navy

Participants should dress professionally and have resumes on hand to give to potential employers. In addition, they will have the opportunity to visit with all of the area companies attending as well as fill out job applications. Employment specialists will be available onsite to help prepare or update resumes for printing.

The job fair is sponsored by the Entrepreneurship and Workforce Center at KCKCC. To register online, employers may visit the website link at www.gethiredkansascity.eventbrite.com. Early bird pricing is available until April 1. Regular pricing on all booth space ends April 15.

For more information on the Job Fair, call 913-288-7644.

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