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December 17, 2020

Three hundred employers participating in Dec. 22 Virtual Health Care Job Fair

Fair to focus on filling clinical and non-clinical entry-level positions


On Tuesday, Dec. 22, the Missouri Office of Workforce Development (OWD) will host its last Return Strong Virtual Job Fair of the year. This fair is specifically seeking job candidates to fill entry-level clinical and non-clinical positions throughout Missouri, and is being held in partnership with the Missouri Hospital Association.

A total of 300 health care employers are participating in next week’s fair.

“The demand for workers at health care facilities across the state is huge,” said Mardy Leathers, director of workforce development. “It’s clear that employers are ready to hire – we just need more job seekers to fill these positions. We hope by getting the word out, we can connect candidates to these valuable career options.”

Job seekers statewide will be able to search job listings, meet with hiring companies in the health care sector, receive tips for resume writing and job interviews, and learn more about Missouri Job Center services and training opportunities.

Many of the jobs being featured in the Dec. 22 fair do not require prior experience or training. Openings for the following jobs (and many more), will be listed at this event:

  • Dietary Aide (food prep)
  • Environmental Services (janitorial work)
  • Housekeeping
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Phlebotomist
  • Office/Clerical Support
  • Medical Assistants
  • Nurse Assistants


“Hospitals are hiring,” said Jill Williams, MHA Vice President of Workforce Initiatives. “A virtual job fair is a safe and effective way to reach workers during COVID-19 and to ensure hospitals have the workforce needed to deliver and support care — now and in the future.”

Job seekers can register for the fair at returnstrongmo.easyvirtualfair.com. Participants should create a profile and upload their resumes so employers can easily reach out after the fair has closed. The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Registration for employers to participate closed Wednesday, Dec. 16.

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. Learn more about Return Strong at https://jobs.mo.gov/return-strong.


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.