An otherwise routine job fair announcement comes with a twist: Those attending may be able to use a $25 credit — if they’re first-time Lyft riders — to get to and from the event.
The career fair, planned by HireLive for Aug. 20 at the Embassy Suites Kansas City-Plaza, is free, except that job hunters who are there for more than an hour will face a $10 parking fee. That could be a disincentive to job seekers with tight budgets.
For them, and for job hunters without cars, HireLive is promoting the job fair along with the alternative ride-providing company. Those interested must register at www.hirelive.com to determine eligibility and get the appropriate Lyft promotion code.
Planners emphasize that the job fair, planned for 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., is specifically aimed at workers with sales, retail and management experience. Companies signed up to attend so far include GFI Digital, Shane Co. Jewelers and Minuteman Press.
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In addition to registering online, qualified job hunters are asked to wear “business professional” clothing and bring at least 10 copies of their resumes.