Olathe Jobs Fair attracts over 1,400 job-seekers04/10/12
Olathe Jobs Fair attracts over 1,400 job-seekers
Including more than 200 veterans and over 100 employers
Olathe, KS – Over one-hundred Kansas City area employers attended a jobs fair today at the Olathe Great Mall, looking to fill approximately 1,600 employment positions with skilled prospective employees. More than 1,400 job-seekers lined up in the early morning to offer their resumes to employers, including over 200 veterans who attended a special veterans-only session during the first hour of the jobs fair.
With a national unemployment rate above eight percent and a national veteran unemployment rate above twelve percent, Congressman Kevin Yoder spent more than four hours at the Great Mall speaking with local business owners, veterans and other job-seekers. The 3rd District jobs fair was put together in cooperation with Workforce Partnership, was open to the public and employers were given table space on a first-come, first-served basis.
After the jobs fair concluded, Rep. Yoder made the following statement:
“I was happy to see so many job-seekers at the Great Mall today. These folks are hard-working and looking to get back to earning a paycheck. We have a lot of work to do to get our Kansas economy to where we know it can be, but today was a tremendous step in the right direction. I heard a lot of good ideas and feedback to take back to Washington. I’m hopeful many of these veterans and other folks looking for work will receive a good news phone call in the very near future.”