More Employers Hiring At St. Joseph Career Fair

The largest annual career fair in Northwest Missouri will be held on April 16 at the Civic Arena. Job seekers are encouraged to attend the St. Joseph Career and Resource Fair to talk with hiring businesses, educational providers and social service resources.

The St. Joseph Employment Coalition plans this event. The St. Joseph Metro Chamber is a part of the St. Joseph Employment Coalition and helps with the event’s organization.

This year, 78 employers will attend in addition to 13 educational providers and 32 social service resources. Last year, 60 employers attended.

“The number of employers increasing is a sign that, nationally, more employers are in a position to hire,” said R. Patt Lilly, President and CEO of the St. Joseph Metro Chamber. “It’s a good indication that the local economy is improving as well.”

The career fair will be Tuesday, April 16, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Civic Arena, 100 N. Fourth St. It is a free event. The St. Joseph Employment Coalition expects 800 to 1,000 people to attend. For more information, see the official press release or contact Ms. Bloemker at 816-364-2381 or