Cowley County Job Fair

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2020 Cowley County Job Fair Announced

Cowley First will be hosting the annual Cowley County Job Fair on March 4th, 2020, at the Ag Building, 712 W Washington, Arkansas City from 3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

With 27 local businesses offering a wide variety of positions including manufacturing, education, food service, finance, government, law enforcement, healthcare, hospitality, and everything in between. This will be a one-stop opportunity to check out the abundance of openings Cowley County has to offer.

Employers will be meeting job seekers and accepting resumes and applications at the event.  Job seekers are encouraged to attend and come dressed to impress. Free resume assistance will also be provided onsite by the Workforce Centers of South Central Kansas and the KansasWORKS Mobile Unit.  You will also be able to register with KansasWORKS for online job search assistance.

Businesses attending include: 

Capper Foundation, City of Arkansas, City, City of Winfield, Cowley County Sheriff’s Office, Cowley County Special Services Cooperative, Cowley County Election Office, Creekstone Farms, Farm Bureau Financial Services, Four County Mental Health Center, Galaxy Technologies, Kansas Veteran’s Home, Lifestyle Staffing/Rubbermaid, Mahaney Group, Manpower, Mosaic, Presbyterian Manor, ResCare KS Central-Winfield, S & Y Industries, Senior Employment Services of Wichita, South Central KS Medical Center, The Arnold Group, USD 470, Vector Tooling Tech, Western Industries, Winfield Police Department, Winfield Rest Haven, Winfield USD 465, KSOK, 107.9 Real American County, Jet Airwerks, Friends University, Express Employment Professionals, KanPak, and Wheat State Wine Co.

During the job fair, attendees may visit with Cowley College about training and educational programs offered locally. In addition ORION, Kansas National Guard, Senior Employment Program-South Central Kansas representatives will be participating at the job fair to discuss other services that are available.
For more information, job listings and descriptions, visit or call Cowley First at 620-221-9951 or 620-442-3094. If you are hiring and would like to register your business, space is still available!

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Career Expo

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Cowley First-Cowley County Economic Development is partnering with Cowley County School Districts, local businesses, organizations and educational institutions to host the third annual Career Expo for high school freshman.

The intent of the event is to expose students to a wide range of careers. Businesses and educational institutions are invited to attend and provide a hands-on activity or demonstration pertaining to a career or careers plus provide pertinent information such as career opportunities at their business or in their career field, cost of education at their college, career outlook, etc. Information may be provided through a variety of ways such signage, displays, or handouts.

The venue will be sectioned by career pathways, each pathway contains booths or stations that the students will be encouraged to go visit/participate with during their 2 hour shift. Students will be given a “map” showing where each pathway is located in the venue. We will be having 3 shifts and expect about 200 students for each shift.

Participants may have as much space as needed as some will only require a table and others may be bringing vehicles, equipment, and have large demonstrations. Weather permitting; there is ample outdoor space as well.

Businesses in the career pathways are free to form creative ways to encourage students to come to your booth or multiple booths with in your career pathway. If you know of anyone else that we should be including in this event, please let me know. We want this to be an amazing event for all of our participants and your input is very helpful to us.

Because of the nature of this event there are very few guidelines as to what we expect from the participating businesses and colleges. We are confident that you, an expert in your field, will have creative ideas as to how to present careers to high school freshman.

Thank you for your commitment to career expo. An event of this magnitude is not possible without help from businesses such as yours. Any questions, concerns and ideas can be directed to call 620-221-9951 as well as request a participation form.