Hundreds of job seekers attend job fair in Overland Park

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Hundreds of job seekers packed the Overland Park Convention Center Wednesday for a job fair with 70 employers looking to fill 500 positions.

All of the businesses at the fair - which included Time Warner Cable, AT&T, Bed Bath & Beyond and Macy's - had to pay to attend, so the employers were taking a serious interest in making some hires.

Some of the jobs available included seasonal retail positions, distribution and warehouse jobs, transportation opportunities and a few management positions.

Jeffrey Jordan is about to lose his job because the company he works for is closing, and he says an event like this can cram a months' worth of research into an afternoon.

"Having all these people in one place, it's really just convenient," Jordan said.

Organizers said about 400 people pre-registered for the event, and they expected about 400 walk-ins.

The fair closed at 2 p.m.

 

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