AT&T hiring in Kansas City area

AT&T is hiring in the Kansas City area, according to company officials.

Around 40 jobs are open in the Greater Kansas City area.

Nationwide, about 3,000 jobs will be added during the next several months, according to a spokesman.

In the states of Missouri and Kansas, about 310 employees including more than 170 retail employees will be added.

In a news release, the company said the new employees will meet customer demand in the company’s growing retail business.

AT&T has 243,000 employees, including nearly 11,900 people in Missouri and Kansas during the last quarter of 2013.

More information on AT&T job openings can be found at


Workplace Kansas City Job Fair planned April 16 at KCKCC

by Kelly Rogge

Looking for a job? Then mark your calendars for the 2014 Workplace-Kansas City Job Fair at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

The fair is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 in the KCKCC Field House, 7250 State Ave.

The event is free and open to the public.

“The goal of the job fair is to connect employers who are hiring with students and community residents that are looking for employment,” said Linda Wyatt, director of career planning and placement at KCKCC.

The list of employers includes:

•         Aerotek

•         AT-Tech Technical Staffing

•         Alenco Inc.

•         Cerner Corp.

•         Coca Cola Refreshments

•         Deffenbaugh Industries Inc.

•         DeVry University

•         Economic Opportunity Foundation

•         Fed Ex Ground

•         Frito Lay

•         Gear For Sports

•         Girl Scouts of NE KS and NW MO

•         Hollywood Casino

•         KCKCC-TEC

•         Kansas City, Kan., Board of Public Utilities

•         Kansas City, Mo., Police Department

•         Kansas National Guard

•         Liquid Education

•         Long Motor Corp.

•         Mosaic

•         North Kansas City Hospital

•         Olathe Kansas Police Department

•         PACES

•         Pipefitters Local Union

•         Primerica Financial Services

•         Quintiles Phase I Services

•         7th Street Casino

•         Schlitterbahn Waterpark

•         Sheraton and Westin KC Crown Center

•         State Street Corp.

•         Swope Health Services

•         TJ Maxx

•         The Forum at Overland Park

•         The University of Kansas Hospital

•         Truman Medical Center

•         Unified Government of Kansas City, Kan.-Wyandotte County

•         UPS

•         Workforce Partnership

“A job fair gives the job seeker an opportunity to talk to many employers who are hiring at one time,” Wyatt said. “It also allows the job seeker to make contacts that can be followed up on and that can lead to employment.”

Participants should dress professionally and have resumes on hand, according to event organizers. They will have the opportunity to visit with all of the area employers as well as fill out job applications.

The job fair is sponsored by the Career Center and KCKCC. For more information, call 913-288-7644.


Guest speaker changes for Fairfax meeting

A previously announced guest speaker will be unable to speak at the Fairfax Industrial Association meeting at 11:15 a.m. April 10 at Reddi Services, 603 Funston Road, Kansas City, Kan.

The new guest speaker for the meeting will be Brent Miles, vice president of economic development of NorthPoint Development.

Those interested in attending the meeting may make reservations by 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, to