Career fair offers signs of improving Kansas City job market

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Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

A Kansas City career fair Tuesday featured more full-time jobs than similar events during the recession, which organizers said was indicative of the slowly improving job market.

According to government and private reports, the unemployment rate has slowly declined in Missouri and nationally. The Kansas City area this summer logged its highest number of payroll jobs, 1,017,000, since 2008. That’s an increase of 10,600 jobs year-over-year.

Attendees at Tuesday’s JOBNewsKC Career Expo, held Tuesday at Arrowhead Stadium, had different goals in mind. Some people in attendance were pursuing full-time jobs, with benefits. Others were fine with part-time employment.

The event drew about 70 employers, and more than 1,000 attendees were expected. Many employers noticed a great number of women seeking to return to the job market after taking care of children. Some employers found job hunters were poorly prepared for talking with recruiters at the career fair.

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