Virtual job fair being held today through Thursday

The KansasWorks statewide virtual job fair is being held today, July 28, through Thursday, July 30.

“We need to maintain a strong, healthy workforce in our state, and getting Kansans back to work safely is one of my top priorities,” Gov. Laura Kelly said. “The KansasWorks virtual job fair has proven to be a creative and effective way to connect Kansans with jobs opportunities, and will be important as our economy recovers from the challenges of COVID-19.”

The virtual fair will allow job seekers to easily live chat with employers from across the state through computers and mobile devices. This is the third KansasWorks virtual job fair so far in 2020, with four more planned later this year.

The virtual job fair is online at

The Department of Commerce moved its statewide job fairs online this year to eliminate the public health risks associated with mass gatherings, while continuing to provide job opportunities for job seekers and maintain a ready workforce for Kansas businesses.

“Increasing employment opportunities and keeping our economy strong is a top priority of the Department of Commerce,” Secretary of Commerce David Toland said. “The need for both businesses and job seekers in our state is significant, but health and safety concerns mean it’s still not safe to hold in-person job fairs. The Virtual Statewide Job Fair system is a perfect example of how our KansasWorks team is continuing to provide Kansans access to employers in a way that protects everyone involved.”

In this year’s second virtual fair in June, approximately 165 employers and 1,497 jobseekers participated. Employers represented included:

• KanEquip, Inc.
• Foley Equipment
• Fuller Industries
• Johns Manville
• National Beef
• PKM Steel Service Inc.
• Salina Regional Health Center
• Cornejo
• Russell Stover
• Reser’s Fine Foods
• Johnsonville
• Dillons
• Glassman Corporation
• CivicPlus
• Bombardier Aviation
• Creekstone Farms
• Southwest Medical Center
• Farmers Insurance
• Goodwill Industries of Kansas
• Emprise Bank
• Wichita Public Schools
• The University of Kansas

As concerns for the health and safety of Kansans remain high due to COVID-19, the Department of Commerce will maintain the virtual job fair system for the remainder of 2020. Future statewide events are scheduled for:

• Aug. 25-27
• Sept. 22-24
• Oct. 27-29
• Dec. 8-9
Updates will be provided with employer and jobseeker registration links for each individual virtual fair.

Workplace Kansas City Job Fair planned April 16 at KCKCC

by Kelly Rogge

Looking for a job? Then mark your calendars for the 2014 Workplace-Kansas City Job Fair at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

The fair is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 in the KCKCC Field House, 7250 State Ave.

The event is free and open to the public.

“The goal of the job fair is to connect employers who are hiring with students and community residents that are looking for employment,” said Linda Wyatt, director of career planning and placement at KCKCC.

The list of employers includes:

•         Aerotek

•         AT-Tech Technical Staffing

•         Alenco Inc.

•         Cerner Corp.

•         Coca Cola Refreshments

•         Deffenbaugh Industries Inc.

•         DeVry University

•         Economic Opportunity Foundation

•         Fed Ex Ground

•         Frito Lay

•         Gear For Sports

•         Girl Scouts of NE KS and NW MO

•         Hollywood Casino

•         KCKCC-TEC

•         Kansas City, Kan., Board of Public Utilities

•         Kansas City, Mo., Police Department

•         Kansas National Guard

•         Liquid Education

•         Long Motor Corp.

•         Mosaic

•         North Kansas City Hospital

•         Olathe Kansas Police Department

•         PACES

•         Pipefitters Local Union

•         Primerica Financial Services

•         Quintiles Phase I Services

•         7th Street Casino

•         Schlitterbahn Waterpark

•         Sheraton and Westin KC Crown Center

•         State Street Corp.

•         Swope Health Services

•         TJ Maxx

•         The Forum at Overland Park

•         The University of Kansas Hospital

•         Truman Medical Center

•         Unified Government of Kansas City, Kan.-Wyandotte County

•         UPS

•         Workforce Partnership

“A job fair gives the job seeker an opportunity to talk to many employers who are hiring at one time,” Wyatt said. “It also allows the job seeker to make contacts that can be followed up on and that can lead to employment.”

Participants should dress professionally and have resumes on hand, according to event organizers. They will have the opportunity to visit with all of the area employers as well as fill out job applications.

The job fair is sponsored by the Career Center and KCKCC. For more information, call 913-288-7644.


Schlitterbahn to hold job fair April 12

Schlitterbahn will hold a job fair for summer work from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at 9400 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan.
The job fair will be in Schlitterbahn’s entry building.
On the list of jobs available are lifeguard, admissions, kitchen staff, cashiers, retail warehouse and park services, bar staff, and greeters.
At Schlitterbahn, lifeguards help guests navigate tube chutes and keep an eye out for struggling swimmers.
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