TOPEKA – For Kansans seeking employment to participate in the next KANSASWORKS Virtual Job Fair, which will focus on state agency job openings. The virtual fair will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 22.
“Our state employees are vital to the essential services our agencies deliver to the people of Kansas. Finding qualified candidates to fill open positions is important to maintaining and expanding the best-in-class service the state has to offer,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “I encourage all Kansans looking for work to take this opportunity to explore public service career options during the virtual job fair.”
The Virtual Job Fair will highlight full-time employment, part-time employment, and internships within many of the state’s 98 government agencies. There are currently 863 job openings in state government across Kansas.
“KANSASWORKS has done a wonderful job of connecting Kansas employers and job seekers through the virtual platform, and I’m pleased they are focusing on jobs within state government for this job fair,” said Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland. “Our state agencies need skilled employees to ensure the successful programs and services that benefit Kansans have the ability to modify, grow and expand.”
Kansas has conducted 14 virtual job fairs since the beginning of 2020, with hundreds of employers and jobseekers participating. The online job fairs allow those looking for work to fill out applications, chat live, and interview virtually with participating agencies.
Registration is required for participation in the virtual job fair, regardless of previous participation. Jobseekers also can find a Job Seeker Training video, a list of participating employers, and channels for attendees to register and log in. Participants are encouraged to dress professionally, as employers might request to conduct a video interview during the virtual job fair.
Candidates will be able to participate via any digital device, including a computer, tablet, or mobile phone. Any individual with a disability may request accommodations by contacting their nearest workforce center at (877) 509-6757 prior to the event.