Job fair to be Wednesday 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, Kan., Police Dept.

·         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. 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.

Downtown Shareholders to meet Thursday

The Downtown Shareholders will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the Children’s Campus, 444 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan.

New board members will be introduced, updates about the Downtown Shareholders will be given, and there will be a tour of the Children’s Campus facility.

Light refreshments are planned. For more information, contact Ed Linnebur, Downtown Shareholders director, at ed@downtownkck.org.

 

Saturday events

 

Ethnic festival: The annual Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in the Kansas City Kansas Community College Field House, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Ethnic food will be for sale. Music and dance groups will entertain. In this file photo from 2013, the KCK Concert Choir performed at the Ethnic Festival. For more information on the festival, visit www.freewebs.com/wycoethnicfestival/. (Staff file photo)

Ethnic festival to be Saturday

The annual Wyandotte County Ethnic Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in the Kansas City Kansas Community College Field House, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Ethnic food will be for sale. Music and dance groups will entertain.  For more information on the festival, visit www.freewebs.com/wycoethnicfestival/.

Town Hall Forum planned April 12

The Kansas City, Kan., Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Town Hall Forum about legislative topics from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the West Wyandotte Library, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kan. The public will hear an update on legislation and will have the opportunity to meet with members of the Wyandotte County legislative delegation. The program is free and open to the public.

Church plans benefit supper

Edwardsville United Methodist Church, 302 N. 4th St., Edwardsville, Kan., will hold its Second Saturday Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 12. It will feature spaghetti. salads, desserts and drinks. Suggested donations are $8 for adults and $3 for children.

Easter egg hunt, parade planned

A “hallelujah” parade is planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th, Kansas City, Kan., followed by an Easter egg hunt at 11:40 a.m. on the parish grounds.

Book sale continues at Bonner library

The spring book sale continues Saturday, April 12, at the Bonner Springs Library sponsored by the Friends of the Library. A variety of fiction and nonfiction along with CDs and DVDs, large print and many books for children are available. Hard back volumes are $1 and paperbacks are 50 cents, as well as a bargain corner of older items for only 25 cents.  Many donated items are like new and would make great gifts.  On Saturday the sale will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.The sale is located in the basement storm shelter area which is available from the parking lot in back of the library. The Bonner Springs City Library is at 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs.