Registration is now open for the 2017 Job Fest. The region’s largest hiring and resource event happens January 31st at the Joplin Convention Center, located near Range Line and Interstate 44.
Sponsorship recruitment is underway with CFI confirmed as 2017’s platinum sponsor. Teleperformance is a gold level sponsor along with Owens-Corning as a silver sponsor. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Tom “Bubba” Evansco at the WIB, 417-206-1717 or by email.
More than 60 employers and exhibitors took part in last year’s Job Fest. Job Fest organizers implemented more research tools that provided insights on the success of the event. Over 95% of attendees said Job Fest was helpful. Greater than 35% of participants are currently employed either full or part-time, confirming the degree of under-employment throughout the region. Employers rated JobFest as 90% good to excellent. More than 70% of exhibitors gave high ratings with the volume of attendees.