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Kansas Department of Commerce Hosting Virtual Job Fair for Open Positions

Nov 09, 2021

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TOPEKA – Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland today encouraged Kansans considering a new career to check out job openings at the Department of Commerce during a KANSASWORKS Virtual Job Fair.

The virtual job fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, and give job seekers the opportunity to live chat with Commerce Managers and Human Resources team members. Job seekers can participate in the virtual job fair via computer, smart phone or tablet. Candidates will also be able to upload their resumes to their Virtual Job Fair account prior to the event.

“We have an outstanding team at the Department of Commerce— one that is filled with motivated and talented individuals,” Lieutenant Governor/Secretary Toland said. “We’re looking for more candidates eager to join our team and fill open positions that are critical in our mission to advance economic growth and prosperity across the state.”

Click here to register for the Virtual Job Fair.

Numerous statewide virtual job fairs have been presented since the pandemic began and are a safe way to successfully connect Kansas job seekers and employers. Specifically, the Nov. 10 job fair will seek to fill the following open positions at Commerce: Communications Coordinator for the Marketing-Communications Division; Finance Specialist for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program; Grassroots Strategy Developer for the Office of Rural Prosperity; Workforce Services Specialist; and other openings.

If you need assistance in creating a resume prior to the event, please contact your local workforce center at (877) 509-6757.


KANSASWORKS links businesses, job candidates and educational institutions to ensure that employers can find skilled workers. Services are provided to employers and job candidates through the state’s 27 workforce centers, online or virtual services KANSASWORKS is completely free for all Kansans to use. Learn more at

About the Kansas Department of Commerce

As the state’s lead economic development agency, the Kansas Department of Commerce strives to empower individuals, businesses and communities to achieve prosperity in Kansas. Commerce accomplishes its mission by developing relationships with corporations, site location consultants and stakeholders in Kansas, the nation and world. Our strong partnerships allow us to help create an environment for existing Kansas businesses to grow and foster an innovative, competitive landscape for new businesses. Through Commerce’s project successes, Kansas in 2021 was awarded Area Development Magazine’s prestigious Gold Shovel award and was named Site Selection Magazine’s Best Business Climate in the West North Central region of the United States. Find the Department’s strategic plan for economic growth here: Kansas Framework for Growth.