A job fair Tuesday will address unemployment in Wyandotte County, which is the highest in the state of Kansas. The free job fair will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Reardon Convention Center, 520 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan.
Sponsored by the Unified Government and several other businesses and agencies, the job fair will designate the first hour for veterans only.
The job fair is free and open to the public. There also is no charge for parking in the lot across the street from the convention center. At least 75 booths are expected to be at the job fair.
The Hilton Garden Inn, Kansas City Kansas Community College and Technical Education Center, Unified Government of Wyandotte County, KansasWorks and Workforce Partnership are among the sponsors of the event.
Those attending the job fair are asked to dress for a job interview, and also to bring resumes. For more details on the job fair, visit an earlier story at http://wyandottedaily.com/job-fair-planned-sept-23/.
One of the businesses that will have a booth at the job fair is AT&T, which is looking for technicians. That position offers health insurance, tuition reimbursement and 401k plans. For more information on that job, visit http://connect.att.jobs/kansas/technician.
Wyandotte County has the highest unemployment rate of all Kansas counties, according to figures from the Kansas Department of Labor, and Kansas City, Kan., has the highest rate for all large cities in Kansas. The unemployment rate has declined in the last month.
The Wyandotte County unemployment rate was reported at 7.5 percent for August of this year, as compared to 8.7 percent in July and 9.1 percent in August 2013, according to the Kansas Department of Labor.
Statewide, the unemployment rate was 4.9 percent.