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October 01, 2020

Office of Workforce Development to host four Return Strong Virtual Job Fairs in October

The Missouri Office of Workforce Development is hosting a series of Return Strong Virtual Job Fairs from now until the end of the year. Four fairs will be held throughout October, starting Tuesday, Oct. 6.

The Return Strong Virtual Job Fairs are part of the state’s efforts to help Missourians skill up and get back to work following the economic downturn caused by layoffs from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have 60 employers registered for the fair happening next week,” said Mardy Leathers, director of workforce development. “There are a lot of jobs out there and we want to help connect displaced workers with employers.”

Job seekers statewide will be able to search job listings, meet with hiring companies, receive tips for resume writing and job interviews, and learn more about Missouri Job Center services and training opportunities. So far, 116 unique employers are registered among the four October fairs.

All upcoming October fairs will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the following dates:

Tuesday, Oct. 6
Tuesday, Oct. 13
Tuesday, Oct. 20 (Manufacturing specific)
Tuesday, Oct. 27

The first two of the 12 virtual job fairs were held in September. Other fairs will take place on Nov. 3, 10, 17; and Dec. 1, 8, and 15.

Interested job seekers can register for the Oct. 6 fair, and any of the other upcoming fairs at returnstrongmo.easyvirtualfair.com. Job seekers should create a profile and upload their resumes so employers can easily reach out after the fairs.

Although the deadline for employers to participate in next week’s fair has passed, employers can register and set up their virtual booths for other future fairs at returnstrongmo.getyourbooth.com.     


About the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development: The department works to empower Missourians with the skills and education needed for success. More information about MDHEWD can be found at  https://dhewd.mo.gov or on Facebook and Twitter @MoDHEWD.