KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Bad news for job seekers in Kansas City: according to a new report released Monday morning, the city's jobless rate jumped to 7.2-percent in August. That's a one tenth of a percent increase from July.
So Monday's KC Job Fair came at the perfect time for hundreds of people out of work. The Women's Employment Network holds the event twice a year. This time 34 employers took part.
Director of Program Services for the WEN Lynnette Williams always has one piece of advice for anyone who attends job fairs, especially recent college grads.
"Be willing to start somewhere with the company as opposed to I'm going to start at the top and work my way from there," Williams said.
She also reminds job seekers they need to focus on more than the resume.
"It's not just ‘hello my name is’, it's ‘hello, this is who I am and here's what I'm bringing to the table.’"
The next WEN job fair will be held in May.
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