In July, Missouri entered the world of virtual career fairs to connect people looking for work and businesses who are hiring. The state has held 14 of them since then with thousands of job seekers and hundreds of employers participating. Dr. Mardy Leathers, director of the state Office of Workforce Development, tells Missourinet the events have exceeded his expectations.


Leathers says the state plans to hold ten virtual job fairs from January through June of next year – two will be dedicated to health care, one to IT, another to part-time work and one for jobs that can be done remotely.