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Job Fest offers chance for networking
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People looking for full- or part-time work will have an opportunity to meet employers during Job Fest 2013, taking place from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Best Western Courtyard, 2920 10th St.
With more than two dozen businesses represented, as well as education and employment centers, the public can network with prospective employers and get tips for interviewing and resume writing. Admission is free, and there will be refreshments and a drawing for a computer. The KansasWorks Mobile Unit will be on-site so that job seekers can look for jobs online and apply for jobs directly through their website.
This is the seventh year for the job fair. Sponsors are the City of Great Bend, Barton County, City of Larned, Pawnee County, City of Ellsworth, Ellsworth County, CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Best Western Angus Inn, Great Bend Tribune, KansasWorks, Barton Community College and the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce.
Exhibiting employers are: Becker Tire & Treading, Benefit Management Inc., Blizzard Energy, Central Power Systems, CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Dillon’s stores, Ellsworth-Kanopolis Area Chamber of Commerce (multiple employers represented), First Kansas Bank, Fuller Industries LLC, Great Plains Manufacturing, Groendyke Transport, Kansas State University, Larned Area Chamber of Commerce (multiple employers represented), Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility, Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility, Larned State Hospital, Maurices, Rosewood Services, Saint Francis Community Services, St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, Sunflower Diversified Services, T&C Manufacturing and Operating, Verizon Wireless, Vintage Place of Russell and Waddell & Reed.
The Educational Opportunity Center, part of the Trio Program at Barton Community College, will be represented to explain additional resources available to job seekers. Students in the Future Business Leaders of America will provide interviewing tips and hospitality.