Originally reported by KMOV
Job insecurity is high in Missouri. Officials say the unemployment rate is the highest it’s been in 25 years.
If you are looking for a job, dozens of companies will be at a job fair today at the Double Tree Hotel near Westport Plaza.
Organizers are expecting a huge turnout for the job fair.
It’s a five-hour event and several companies may hire on the spot.
Many local companies have recently announced that they’re laying off workers, including KV Pharmaceuticals slashing 700 positions in the St. Louis area and Macy’s slashing 7,000 positions nationwide.
At today’s job fair, employers are looking to fill entry-level management, sales, administration and law enforcement positions.
The job fair starts at 10:00 a.m. and will run until 3:00 p.m. Monday.
Admission is free.