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UK to Host Job Fair on May 14 – UKNow

by Arifa Rana

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 5, 2022) — The University of Kentucky has seen many of the same trends in the labor market that are occurring nationally with rapid growth on both the academic campus and within UK HealthCare.
Now, UK employees have an opportunity to help recruit future colleagues and members of the public have a chance to learn more about jobs within the institution. 
 The first-ever university-wide job fair is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Kroger Field. 
“At the University of Kentucky, our people are one of our greatest assets,” said Sarah Bowes, UK Human Resources’ director of employment. “As our strategic plan states, our people are what make the impossible, possible. We hope our first-ever job fair will allow our hiring officials the opportunity to connect with local talent and discuss the meaningful work that occurs on our campus every day. We are excited for this chance to showcase why UK is a great place to work.”    
Current job openings include positions at all levels including those that support UK HealthCare such as nursing care techs and medical assistants. In addition, community research positions, such as working with the HEALing Communities grant aimed at addressing the opioid epidemic are available, as well as skilled trade positions, such as maintenance staff. Positions throughout all academic colleges also are available. 
Representatives from across the university and UK HealthCare will be on hand to discuss current and future openings. UK Human Resources will also be there with information on UK’s exceptional benefits and why UK is consistently named a “Great College to Work For.” 
 
The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for” three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes’ list of “America’s Best Employers.”  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.

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