FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 25, 2007
Fourth annual Bright Future Employment Fair March 29
City looks to place more than 1,500 workers
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Youth Advocacy Office, a division of the City Manager’s Office, will sponsor the fourth annual Bright Future Employment Fair on March 29 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W. 13th St.
Kansas City, Mo., residents ages 15-22 who are interested in paid positions (full-time, part-time, seasonal, etc.) will have the opportunity to interview with a wide variety of employers.
Apply online Feb. 1 to March 1 at http://www.kcmo.org/youth.
“This program brings public and private sector employers together with the common goal of building a stronger work force for the future,” City Manager Wayne A. Cauthen said. “One of the real benefits is that the candidates are pre-screened, which allows companies and government entities to select the employee that best suits their needs.”
Applicants will have the opportunity to be interviewed and immediately hired by the more than 90 companies and City departments. Nearly 2,000 young people have been employed in the four years of the program.
The employment fair is sponsored by the City, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the Full Employment Council, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Monster and Making it Count.
Past employers include Walton Construction, AMC, Bank of America, the Kansas City Zoo and the Federal Reserve Bank.
Workshops and mock interviews for applicants will be facilitated by Making It Count, a subsidiary of the Monster Company. Human Resource professionals from organizations such as Sprint and the Diamond Network will help with the mock interviews prior to the employment fair.
Young people and employers can register for the Bright Future Employment Fair at http://www.kcmo.org/youth starting Feb. 1. The deadline for young people is March 1 and for employers it is March 22.
For more information, call the Youth Employment Line, (816) 513-1276. Young people also are encouraged to call the Youth Resource Line, (816) 513-1377, to hear the latest news about opportunities available through the Youth Advocacy Office.
Media inquiries about these issues should be addressed to Thalia Cherry, youth advocate in the City Manager's Office, (816) 513-1378.