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State representative encourages KC residents, including ex-offenders, to attend job fair Thursday

Posted at 6:45 AM, Aug 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-23 08:05:03-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — State Rep. Brandon Ellington of the 22nd district, will host a job fair Thursday morning from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Robert J. Mohart Multipurpose Center.

The center is located at 3200 Wayne Avenue. 

Ellington and his team have been getting people in the community ready for it by handing out flyers to as many people as possible.

The fair will have employers from the Full Employment Council, the City of Kansas City, construction trades, food services and more. 

Ellington says they encourage Kansas City residents and ex-offenders to come and participate. 

"When we talk about unemployment, when we talk about people that have barriers to getting employment, as elected officials we should do everything we can to bring resources to the community," Ellington said. "That's why it's a necessity. That's why it's important and that's why we do it — because we've actually been blessed where we can provide opportunities and we're doing everything we can."

Participants are encouraged to bring multiple résumés.