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November 30, 2020

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

The Missouri Office of Workforce Development (OWD) is continuing its series of Return Strong Virtual Job Fairs from now until the end of the year. Four fairs will be held throughout December, starting with a fair for information technology job seekers, tomorrow, Dec. 1.

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.

“The Office of Workforce Development is pleased with the results from our first several Virtual Job Fairs, and we look forward to closing out the year on a strong note with four more fairs in December,” said Mardy Leathers, director of workforce development. “As Missouri’s economy bounces back from the pandemic, OWD will continue to connect employers to as many job seekers and displaced workers as possible.” 

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.

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

  • Tuesday, Dec. 1 – Information Technology
  • Tuesday, Dec. 8
  • Tuesday, Dec. 15
  • Tuesday, Dec. 22 – Health Care


The Dec. 22 fair will be hosted in collaboration with the Missouri Hospital Association and aims to fill openings for entry-level clinical and non-clinical positions in the health care industry.

Interested job seekers can register for the Dec. 1 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 this 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.