Job Fair Bot Wichita, KS
Sep 06, 2018Multi-Employer
Recruiting and hiring new employees can be a challenging task for employers. Factor in a lack of transportation options, and the candidate pool can decrease further. In smaller municipalities and rural areas, transportation barriers can often serve as the deciding factor of whether the goal of employment is achieved. Many Wichitans complain that the public transportation options for Wichita, Sedgwick County, and its surrounding areas are too limited and it takes too long compared to driving a car. Imagine not having a car and having a criminal background with limited employment prospects. Bus routes that end early make the option to work a second or third shift job impossible, further limiting employment possibilities. National commentary suggest that failing public transportation infrastructure increases inequality as it can either limit or expand the opportunities available to people based on where they live. The lack of investment leaves many Americans without easy access to jobs, goods, and services, says The Atlantic Business News. Innovation in transportation has been tapped with the emergence of Uber and Lyft; but are they affordable? This event will address current challenges, potential opportunities, and request collaborative action plans for the future of Wichitas transportation dilemma. Come hear about new innovative ideas in transportation options and add to the discussion for solutions to help eliminate a barrier to employment.