Virtual Job Fair

Virtual Job Fair

About This Campaign

Our national unemployment rate is the highest we've seen since the Great Depression. These individuals are our neighbors, spouses, parents, siblings, or friends - and they are suffering. When a person is unemployed or underemployed, their income is limited, and so is their ability to support themselves and their family.

Goodwill is hosting a Virtual Job Fair to connect employers to individuals who are unemployed or underemployed. Many of these individuals have been significantly impacted by COVID-19.

Volunteers will:
- Monitor chat in Zoom and respond to questions
- Assist with creating breakout rooms in Zoom
- Monitor breakout rooms in Zoom
- Match employer to job seekers for 1-on-1 virtual interviews
- Provide feedback on resumes
- Facilitate virtual mock interviews

Volunteers:
- Must have access to a personal computer and reliable internet connection
- Must be familiar with video conferencing (i.e. Zoom)
- Must be proficient in the use of computers, email, online platforms, etc.
- Preferred experience with reviewing resumes and conducting interviews

In addition to serving during the job fair on Tuesday June 30th, there is a mandatory training for volunteers. Live training will take place virtually on Friday June 26th, 1pm-2pm. The training recording may also be emailed to you.

Thank you for volunteering!

Location / Venue

Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas

Campaign to Support Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas

Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas (Goodwill) empowers people to discover their potential and adapt for the future through the power of work. We help job seekers throughout the entire employment continuum; we support individuals in engaging the workforce, retaining work, gaining skills, and advancing their careers. In 2019, more than 3,500 individuals gained job skills and 849 people earned employment.


Goodwill provides workforce development services, job training, and employment in 82 counties across western Missouri and eastern Kansas, focusing our programs in the following counties: Jackson, Clay, Platte, Wyandotte, and Johnson. We support individuals with different abilities and disadvantaging conditions, such as persons with physical challenges or cognitive disorders, limited education and work history, criminal backgrounds, underemployment or unemployment, or a situational barrier such as lack of transportation or housing.


We believe every person deserves the opportunity to work. Employment is more than a paycheck. It is independence, agency, dignity, and equality. Jobs empower people to support themselves and their loved ones, pursue life goals, and participate in their communities. 


Goodwill impacts lives through three strategies customized to meet participants’ unique needs:


● Our donated goods retail model provides employment, career planning, and upskilling through the recycling and reselling of material donations in our stores. 

● Our commercial and government contracts offer case management and employment for individuals with a different ability. 

● Our employment services and workforce development programs provide job training, job coaching, career placement, and ongoing retention supports for people with severe barriers to employment.


Over our 125 years, we have served over 617,000 people, provided over 23,000,000 services and secured over 202,000 jobs. 


For more information email donation@mokangoodwill.org or call 816.842.7425.

Goodwill Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas: 800 E. 18th Street. Kansas City, MO 64108   www.mokangoodwill.org






Volunteer Participant Hours Pledged
Kristan Bell
Kristan Bell
2
Brian Cavender
Brian Cavender
2
Patricia Lewis
Patricia Lewis
2
Russell McGuire
Russell McGuire
3.5
Frank Decapio
Frank Decapio
3.5
Michelle Prem
Michelle Prem
3.5
Bernita Cauthon
Bernita Cauthon
3.5

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