Companies, state agencies seek employees in Springfield, Branson

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Two companies in Springfield, several state government agencies and three businesses in Branson will hold job fairs next week to try to fill open positions.


Expedia, the online travel agency, has nearly 1,000 employees in the Springfield area and continues to grow! It recently expanded its space in the old terminal at Springfield - Branson National Airport and added 200 seats.

Expedia's career fair, at which it wants to hire more than 20 reservations specialists, is Wednesday Feb. 22, from 9 - 6. The old terminal is on the west end of Kearney Street, two miles past Interstate 44.

The next day, the Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will host a hiring event for several state agencies. It will be at the Job Center's main location, 2900 E. Sunshine St., from 1 - 4 on Thursday, Feb. 23.

Potential job applicants can learn how to apply for jobs with the State of Missouri and meet with agency representatives. Attending agencies include the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Missouri Department of Transportation, Missouri State Parks, Missouri Department of Corrections, Department of Labor & Industrial Relations, Missouri Department of Social Services, and Missouri Public Service Commission.

The Job Center at 2900 E. Sunshine also will host a hiring event for US Security Associates on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 11 to 1. US Security Associates will interview for full-time and part-time security officer positions.


The Branson Missouri Job Center will also host hiring events for three employers.

-- On Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 10 to 2, Branson Zipline will interview for retail sales and zip guides.

-- On Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 10 to 2, Honeysuckle Inn will interview for housekeeping and front desk positions.

-- On Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 1 to 3, Pointe Royale will interview for food service, maintenance, and greenskeeper positions.