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Posted on: November 16, 2012

Interested in a career in the oil and gas industry in Kansas?

Job seekers, veterans and others interested in applying for or learning about career opportunities related to oil and gas activity in the Mississippian Lime Play (MLP) in Kansas should plan to attend the Kansas Oil and Gas Career and Resources Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 27, in Hutchinson.

This fair, sponsored by KANSASWORKS, will feature many active oil and gas companies operating in the MLP, along with their suppliers and vendors. Technical and community colleges will be on hand to discuss a variety of training opportunities for careers in high demand jobs in the MLP.

WHAT: Kansas Oil and Gas Career and Resources Fair.

WHEN/WHERE: 3-6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Domestic Arts Building, Kansas State Fairgrounds, 2000 N. Poplar St., Hutchinson, Kan. 67502.

WHO: Recruiters from companies across Kansas, many conducting on-site interviews. A list of some of the participating companies, organizations and post-secondary institutions follows at the bottom of this release.

PARKING AND OTHER INFORMATION: Participants should enter the fairgrounds through gate No. 1 from Popular Street or Gate No. 3 from Main Street. Parking is available on any grass lots near and around the Domestic Arts Building.

Job seekers are encouraged to dress appropriately for interviews and bring several copies of their resumes. In addition, participants should visit prior to attending the job fair for the latest list of companies attending and positions available.

For more information, contact your nearest work center by going to and click on “Contact.”

The KANSASWORKS Mobile Center will be on site to help with resume building and career counseling. In addition, the Kansas Commission on Veteran’s Affairs also will have a mobile office on site.

Participating Companies (as of Nov. 16):

Central Power Systems and Services
Consolidated Oil Well Services
Experitec Emerson Process Management
Foley Industries
Grafton Staffing Co.
Graybar Electric
Hess Services Inc.
JACAM Chemicals
King Enterprise Group
KS Industries
National Cooperative Refinery Association
Nicholas Services
Osage Resources
Paragon Geophysical Services Inc.
Polymer Services
Pratt Well Service Inc.
Sandridge Energy
T&C Consulting
Tug Hill Operating
Underground Cavern Stabilization

Participating Organizations:

Dodge City-Ford County Development Corp.
Go McPherson
Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs
Kansas Corporation Commission
Western Kansas Rural Economic Development Corp. (wKREDA)
U.S. Small Business Administration

Participating Post-Secondary Institutions:

Hutchinson Community College
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School
Wichita Truck Driving School

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