Kansans continue to struggle to find work, so it should be the first priority of their representatives in Congress to create an environment where job growth and hiring can thrive again. That is why I was honored this Thursday to host my second annual Jobs Fair at the Kansas Expocenter, and to be able to connect more than a thousand Kansans looking for jobs with employers who are hiring. We saw yesterday that there are jobs open in our state, and often it is a matter of connecting the folks looking for jobs with the employers looking to fill those positions.
We invited local Kansas employers from both large and small businesses to participate in the jobs fair. Agriculture Hall was near max capacity with 74 employers offering over 1000 jobs represented at the fair. Employers representing health care agencies, credit unions, city governments, insurance companies, financial services institutions, schools, retail companies and many other industries were there taking resumes and visiting with about 1,100 job seekers.
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