The Center for Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship at Kansas City Kansas Community College is sponsoring a Mini Job Fair next week in conjunction with the college’s Work Readiness Week.

The Mini Job Fair is from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 28 in Upper Jewell on the main KCKCC campus, 7250 State Ave. Approximately 30 companies will be in attendance, and all have current job openings. The job fair is open to those on the KCKCC campus as well as community members.

Companies attending include:

· Primerica

· Long Motor Corp.

· Amazon

· Acrobat Outsourcing

· Hatch Staffing

· New York Life Insurance

· AT&T

· SPX Cooling Technologies

· Whelan Security

· Baker University

· Kevin Remy

· Burlington Coat Factory

· GDIT (General Dynamics Information Technology)

· Crossroads Hospice

· Rasmussen College

· Synchrony Financial

· G4S Secure Solutions

· Express Employment Professionals

· Operation Breakthrough

· Fed Ex

· Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp)

· Western & Southern Life

· Infinite HealthCare

· Farmers Insurance

· First Student

· Pegasus Cleaning Corporation

· Legal Shield

· Target

· American Academy of Family Physicians

For those planning on attending the Job Fair, come prepared to interview on site with a recruiter and bring several resumes for distribution.

More information about the Mini Job Fair is available by contacting the Center for Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship at 913-288-7644.
- Story from Kelly Rogge, KCKCC public information supervisor

The historical Thanksgiving Breakfast Dance will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 27 at the Kansas National Guard Armory, 18th and Ridge, Kansas City, Kan.

The Thanksgiving Breakfast Dance is a live blues event to celebrate family and friends gathering for food, music, and dance.

The dance will feature blues artists Latimore singing “Let’s Straighten It Out,” “Bad Risk” and “Sunshine Lady.”

There also will be performances by Lady Vivian and Rockin’ Rick.

The Thanksgiving Breakfast Dance is a historical event that was started by blues promoter Willie Cyrus in 1959. Through the years the dance has featured such stars as Little Milton, Johnnie Taylor, Bobby Blue Bland, Tyron Davis, Sir Charles, Denise LaSalle, Floyd Taylor, ZZ Hill and Willie Clayton.

A gala affair, this annual event regularly has up to 1,000 guests in attendance.

The doors will open at 8:30 a.m. The event continues through 2 p.m.

Tickets are $38, and reserved tickets are $50. Tickets at the door are $45. A reserved table of 10 is $450.

For information or tickets, call 816-353-4373 or visit

Young Women on the Move is planning its annual garage and bake sale Nov. 6-8 at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 2907 N. 81st St., Kansas City, Kan.

Funds raised will help to support program expenses such as transportation, Saturday workshops, the new peer health mentorship program and expansion of after-school programs into eight middle schools.

Donations for the garage sale or baked items are being accepted. Donations may be gently used clothing, jewelry, kitchen cookware, dishes, toys, books, furniture, home décor and other items.

Anyone interested in contributing items to the sale may call 913-744-9139 by Oct. 29. For more information, visit