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City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
CONTACT: City Communications Office, 816-513-1349
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 10, 2011
City’s commitment to opportunity embodied in Bright Future Employment Fair
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Office of Civic and Community Engagement, actively strives to facilitate dynamic engagement opportunities with City residents, businesses and educational institutions, thus helping residents achieve their education and career ambitions. Its annual Bright Future Employment Fair exemplifies this commitment to its fullest, having provided 3,500 paid full-time, part-time and internship opportunities to residents since its 2005 inception.
“The Bright Future program has played an instrumental role in connecting our residents with engaging internship and professional development opportunities,” said Mayor Mark Funkhouser. “Its participants emerge from their internships with skills that help make Kansas City a better educated and developed workforce.”
The Seventh Annual Bright Future Employment Fair takes place Saturday, March 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W. 13th St. Residents were invited to apply for the fair online at www.kcmo.org/engagekc last month. Invited applicants will have the opportunity to be interviewed and immediately hired for 600 open positions by about 40 City departments and companies, including the Office of Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II, Hallmark Cards and the U.S. Environment Protection Agency.
The Bright Future Employment Fair is sponsored by the City of Kansas City, Mo.; Burns & McDonnell; the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce; UMB Bank; JE Dunn Construction; Kansas City Power & Light; BKD LLP; and CH2M Hill.
For media inquiries or more information, please contact Thalia Cherry, Office of Civic and Community Engagement, at 816-377-1832.