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Governor Laura Kelly Encourages Kansans to Participate in Upcoming Virtual Job Fair for State Employment

Oct 14, 2022

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TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today encouraged Kansans currently searching for employment or looking to make a career change to participate in the next KANSASWORKS Virtual Job Fair, which takes place from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19. The virtual fair will focus on all state agency job openings.  

KANSASWORKS is hard at work every day connecting Kansans with employers looking to hire, and I’m pleased they are focusing on opportunities with state agencies,” said Governor Laura Kelly. “This job fair provides Kansans the opportunity to work in meaningful and good-paying jobs with great benefits, allowing them to provide a prosperous future for their families.”   

The state’s 98 government agencies have approximately 900 full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities available across the state. Kansas has conducted 17 virtual job fairs since the beginning of 2020, showcasing jobs from hundreds of employers across the state. More than 1,500 people have participated in the state’s job fair events this year. 

“Recruiting top talent to state agencies is a high priority for the Kelly Administration,” said Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland. “We need dynamic and visionary individuals to join our team and help provide critical services to Kansans across the state.” 

The online job fairs allow those looking for work to fill out applications, chat live and interview virtually with participating agencies. To participate in the virtual job fair, regardless of previous participation, registration is required.

Register here.  

Jobseekers also can find a 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 engage in a video interview.

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.