KHQ/WORKSOURCE JOB FAIR

KHQ/WorkSource Job Fair

The Largest Hiring Event in the Inland Northwest

The KHQ/WorkSource Job Fair is a collaborative offering from KHQ Q6, the Spokane Workforce Council, and WorkSource Spokane.

Each year we also offer sponsorship opportunities to local businesses. Employers who attend range across many industries, and job opportunities span from entry-level to executive. WorkSource Spokane offers prep sessions for both employers and job seekers to help all attendees have the best possible experience.

This signature hiring event has been offered since 2014 and has grown to host over 110 employers and over 1,200 job seekers each year. 

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May 11, 2022 – In-Person

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Spokane Convention Center

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May 12, 2022 – Virtual

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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Employers

In-Person Event – May 11

Standard Booth – Price $175.00

Price includes a 10’x10′ vendor booth with draped 8′ table, two chairs, parking for one vehicle, and two lunches. Electrical access, additional lunches or parking passes are available for an additional cost.

The in-person event on May 11 is now full. We encourage you to participate virtually – see details below.

Virtual Event – May 12

Virtual Booth – Price $65.00

Price includes a dedicated virtual booth that will allow your business to showcase your company and list all available positions. Two-way live communication during the event allows your business’s representative to chat with candidates. Build your booth in advance of the event, and candidates will have a chance to explore and learn about your company ahead of time. We use the Premier Virtual platform, where you can also review resumes of registered job seekers ahead of the event. 

>>Click here to register for a virtual booth.

*Please note that we do not make a profit on this event – all fees are used to help cover costs.

2. In-Person Featured Booth – Price $375.00

Price includes all items included with standard registration, plus prime booth placement at the event near the front doors. Businesses will also be listed as “Featured Employers” on our website, with your logo on event materials and opportunities to market your open positions ahead of the event.

We’re offering a live training to help familiarize you with Premier Virtual and provide an overview of how your business can maximize its features to set up a winning virtual job fair booth. 

Premier Virtual Training Link – Booth Set-Up

  • Click here to see a load/unload and parking map
  • Spokane Public Library will have a computer lab onsite where you can direct candidates to apply online. 
  • A semi-private interview room will be available onsite for same-day interviews. 
  • Didn’t order enough lunch tickets? Food will be available for purchase in the lobby of the event.
  • Please bring extra copies of applications and other materials. We don’t have the ability to make photocopies at the event. 
  • Please note, helium balloons are NOT allowed in the event ballrooms. 
Do you have more questions? Contact us

Job-Seekers

May 11 In-Person event

Pre-registration is not required. 

May 12 Virtual Event

You will need to create a profile and sign up for the event in Premier Virtual, our online job fair platform. Please register by clicking here.

Prepare for Success

WorkSource Spokane career coaches can help you stand out from the crowd in the busy job fair environment!
Contact them here to schedule an appointment today.


Make the Most of the Job Fair

This is a hiring event, and job offers are made on the spot each year. To ensure your best experience, dress for success and come prepared to interview for jobs! Researching the employers ahead of time can really help you have a positive experience. Our employer list can be found here and includes openings, minimum requirements, and company websites.

Location 

  • Click here to see an event and parking map. 
  • Please note that the event will be held in the 100 ballrooms, near the First Interstate Center for the Arts, not in the fish bowl exhibit halls. 
  • Admission is FREE to job-seekers.

Parking

This year our generous parking and transportation sponsors, Davenport Hotels and STA, are providing free and reduced transportation options for our attendees. You can take advantage of several options:

  1. Park in the Davenport Grand Parking Lot. Bring your parking ticket with you to registration – while supplies last, we will be providing pre-paid exit tickets provided by our Parking Sponsor, Davenport Hotels. Click here for a map. The first 250 attendees who bring in their parking ticket from that lot will receive a pre-paid exit ticket. 
  2. Park for free at the Spokane Arena, in parking lot B. Click here for map. Free parking at the Arena is unlimited. While supplies last, WorkSource staff will be on site providing STA bus passes for attendees that park at the Arena. Catch the downtown shuttle, STA Route 11, which runs every 5 minutes and will  drop you off less than a block from the event, at the Washington @ Spokane Falls Boulevard stop. See map of Route 11 here.

Please note that free parking at the Davenport Grand and bus passes are limited and are available first-come, first served. Please ensure you will be able to pay for your vehicle or bus pass if necessary. Davenport Grant lot rates are $6/vehicle, and the Doubletree Lot is $8/vehicle. 

Inside the Event

  • Food will be available for purchase in the lobby of the event.
  • Spokane County Library District will have an on-site computer lab where you can print your résumé, apply to jobs online, and more.
  • There will be on-site semi-private interview rooms. Be prepared for same-day interviews and potential job offers!
  • Our goal is to have an accessible event for all members of the community. ASL interpreters will be available; find the accessibility sign near the registration tables.
  • WorkSource Spokane staff will be wearing dark blue polo shirts – find them if you have questions!

1. Prepare for Success – WorkSource  can help you stand out from the crowd in the busy job fair environment! Job fair prep sessions are offered on the following dates:

Tuesday, May 14, 10:00-11:30am – Click here to RSVP

Wednesday, May 15, 1:30-3:00pm – Click here to RSVP

Thursday, May 16, 1:30-3:00pm – Click here to RSVP

All sessions will cover the same material – you only need to attend once! All sessions will be held at WorkSource: 130 S Arthur Street, 99202
Questions? Call 509-532-3120 

2. Connect Center at KHQ

On May 9, KHQ will be hosting a call-in hour during the evening news beginning at 5 PM, with phones manned by WorkSource Career Coaches. Anyone in the area can call in and get on-the-spot help with résumés, information about how to prep for the job fair, and other job search tips and tricks. Tune in to channel 6 on May 9 to access the Connect Center. 

3. Make the Most of the Job Fair

This is a hiring event, and job offers are made on the spot each year. To ensure your best experience, dress for success and come prepared to interview for jobs! Researching the employers ahead of time can really help you have a positive experience. Our employer list includes job openings, minimum requirements, and company websites. View the list of Attending Employers.

The Spokane Workforce Council is proud to partner with these event sponsors:

In These Unprecedented Times, We Are Stronger Together

For the past seven years, the Spokane Workforce Council has partnered with KHQ and WorkSource Spokane to offer the region’s largest annual hiring event. This year, in light of the COVID-19 public health crisis, we are working together to connect businesses and job seekers in a new way. Together, we can help our local economy weather this storm and come out stronger on the other side. We will be facilitating virtual hiring events, connecting essential businesses with people who need to work right now, and highlighting stories of how our community can help struggling businesses stay open through this difficult time. We hope to offer the in-person job fair in May of 2021 if social distancing measures are no longer needed. Spokane, we are stronger together! 

Click through the options below to access resources, and click here for our COVID-19 response press release

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For Businesses

We can connect you quickly to the workers you need

Talent Solutions by WorkSource can add your information to the Immediate Employment Opportunities web page, post your openings on social media, and explore targeted virtual hiring event options with you.  

Email talentsolutions@esd.wa.gov or call 509-532-3186 for more. 

Many businesses continue to struggle as phased reopening moves slowly, customer behavior is hard to predict, and the landscape of financial supports continuously changes. Talent Solutions by WorkSource is working to stay on top of all of these changes and can help your business navigate the complex landscape. Contact them at talentsolutions@esd.wa.gov or 509-532-3186. 

  • Click here to see resources for maintaining or reducing your workforce.
  • Click here to see financial resources available to businesses.
  • Click here to see additional business resources, like GSI’s Business Recovery Page.

We anticipate sustained demand for virtual services and remote work in the post-COVID economy. That’s why the Talent Solutions Team has put together guides to help you increase your business’s online presence. Whether you want to improve your ability to manage teams remotely or learn the first steps in offering products online, Talent Solutions has a tutorial that can help you. Click here to get started

  • Click here to see a load/unload and parking map
  • Spokane Public Library will have a computer lab onsite where you can direct candidates to apply online. 
  • A semi-private interview room will be available onsite for same-day interviews. 
  • Didn’t order enough lunch tickets? Food will be available for purchase in the lobby of the event.
  • Please bring extra copies of applications and other materials. We don’t have the ability to make photocopies at the event. 
  • Please note, helium balloons are NOT allowed in the event ballrooms. 
Do you have more questions? Contact Andrea

For Job-Seekers

  • There are many businesses hiring in Spokane right now. If you’re looking for a job opportunity, Click here to access the list, updated weekly!
  • Follow WorkSource Spokane on Facebook – we will be announcing virtual hiring events on that page. 
  • WorkSource Spokane is closed for in-person services, but Career Coaches are available remotely from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. weekdays. Give them a call at 509-532-3120.  

The Unemployment Insurance system is struggling to keep up with the demand of new applications. We’re working with the Employment Security Department to identify and fix problems as they arise. Although WorkSource does not provide unemployment insurance benefits, our career coaches may be able to help you navigate the system or identify the issues holding up your claim. Call us today at 509-532-3120. 

Click here for additional resources – we have links to see if you’re eligible, a video training on how to apply for Unemployment Insurance, and more.

WorkSource Spokane may have closed its doors physically, but they are uploading more virtual workshops regularly. Click here to access trainings on interviewing, résumé writing, strategic job search, and more. 

If you’re not sure where to start on your job search, consider using our online Career Quest tool – it is loaded with resources and checklists to keep you organized. You can even upload your résumé and other documents for access from anywhere! And it’s free! 

And as always, WorkSource Career Coaches are available by phone to answer questions and offer guidance on your career journey. Call them weekdays 9 am – 5 pm at 509-532-3120. 

Need food? Worried about losing your housing? Worried about healthcare costs? The Spokane Resource Center has compiled available community resources in one area to make it easier to access services you may need. 

Visit www.SpokaneResourceCenter.org to access resources!

Also follow the SRC’s Facebook page for real-time updates of new support and resources. 

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