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City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
CONTACT: Mary Charles, city communications officer, (816) 513-1356
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2010
Sixth annual Bright Future Employment Fair April 17
City seeks to connect qualified Greater Kansas City residents with employers
Greater Kansas City, Mo., residents ages 16 and older who are interested in paid positions (full-time, part-time, seasonal, etc.) can apply for the City of Kansas City, Mo., Bright Future Employment Fair.
Applications are being accepted through April 5 at www.kcmo.org/brightfuture. The sixth annual Bright Future Employment Fair is April 17 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W. 13th St.
"Being able to connect residents who want to work with businesses that want to provide this experience is gratifying," said Councilwoman Cindy Circo, 5th District at large. "It is important to instill in young people a sense of respect for themselves and their community, and this is one of the ways the City has partnered with the private sector to provide access and resources to meaningful experiences.”
At the fair, applicants will have the opportunity to be interviewed and immediately employed. Former business participants include the Missouri Department of Conservation, Burns and McDonnell, Cerner, JE Dunn, Walton Construction and KMBC/KCWE- TV.
"Many of these businesses have been part of transforming the creative class generation since the inception of the program," said Councilman Terry Riley, 5th District.
Applicants are required to complete online applications and submit their resumes. Greater Kansas City residents can register for the Bright Future Employment Fair at www.kcmo.org/brightfuture. The deadline for applicants is April 5. Employers also can register to participate in the fair at www.kcmo.org/brightfuture by April 12.
Media inquiries about these issues should be addressed to Thalia Cherry, youth advocate in the City Manager's Office, (816) 513-1378.