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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 8, 2011

Apply to attend the 7th Annual Bright Future Employment Fair

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Office of Civic and Community Engagement, invites Greater Kansas City, Mo., residents ages 16 and older interested in paid internship positions to apply to attend the 7th Annual Bright Future Employment Fair.

The fair will take place Saturday, March 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W. 13th St.

Those interested in attending must apply and submit a resume online at www.kcmo.org/engagekc by March 1.

"This program gives our young adults a wonderful opportunity to receive hands on working experience," said Mayor Funkhouser "I encourage the youth of our city to take advantage of this wonderful program."

The Bright Future program has provided more than 3,500 area residents with paid part-time, full-time and internship opportunities since its inception in 2005. Of its 3,500 former participants, 86 percent are currently employed or enrolled in a college or university.

“These numbers demonstrate quite a success. This program is truly an avenue to building a stronger workforce in our community,” said Councilman John Sharp. “I commit every year to selecting interns to work in my office; it’s a great way to encourage our young people to get involved in civic affairs.”

The program’s sponsoring partners are: the City of Kansas City, Mo.; JE Dunn Construction Company; Burns and McDonnell; the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce; and UMB Bank.

The City’s Office of Civic and Community Engagement also provided a Resume Preparation Seminar on Saturday, Feb. 5 to assist residents with resume techniques and interviewing tools at Southeast Community Center.

For media inquiries or more information, please contact Thalia Cherry, Office of Civic and Community Engagement, at 816-377-1832.

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