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Commerce Announces $4.1M Available in Tax Credits Program Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland today announced $4.1 million in tax credits once again will be made available under the Kansas Department of Commerce’s Community Service Tax Credit Program (CSP). Commerce Grants Available for Rural Mural and Public Art Projects The Kansas Department of Commerce today announced a total of $75,000 is available for a new round of Rural Mural and Public Art program funding. The program helps rural communities design engaging new art that improves the local aesthetic – making the community more appealing not only for those who live there but for potential new businesses and residents as well. Kansas awarded nearly $1 million from USDA to assist with rural digital divide The Kansas Office of Broadband Development (KOBD) has been awarded nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service through its new Broadband Technical Assistance (BTA) grant program. The $997,000 grant will fund pre-engineering design studies in six rural Kansas counties to help reduce costs and identify avoidable barriers as broadband is deployed there. Creekstone Farms Serving Premium Kansas Meats Worldwide At Creekstone Farms®, excellence is a hallmark from field to fork. Arkansas City-based Creekstone Farms® produces premium beef and pork that’s sought after by consumers across the globe, with Angus beef and Heritage Duroc pork enthusiasts worldwide finding much to love in the company’s outstanding products. View All

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Commerce Encourages Jobseekers to Attend Year’s First Statewide Virtual Job Fair

Feb 14, 2024

TOPEKA – Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland encourages jobseekers and employers searching for talent to take part in the first Virtual Statewide Job Fair of the year. Hosted by KANSASWORKS, the job fair will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 21. “Our state continues to see…

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Virtual Job Fair Opens Pathway to Hundreds of State Government Positions

Jan 17, 2024

TOPEKA – Jobseekers are encouraged to take part in the first State of Kansas Agencies Virtual Job Fair of 2024, hosted by KANSASWORKS, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 24. The virtual fair will highlight a host of employment opportunities across the state’s 98 government agencies, with more…

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Virtual Job Fair Offers Hundreds of Employment Opportunities in Kansas

Dec 6, 2023

TOPEKA – Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland encourages jobseekers and employers searching for talent to take part in the final Virtual Statewide Job Fair of the year, hosted by KANSASWORKS, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 13. “The thousands of jobs being created in our…

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Commerce Program Opens Employment Pathway for Justice-Involved Kansans

Nov 14, 2023

TOPEKA – KANSASWORKS, a division of the Kansas Department of Commerce, is taking significant strides to empower justice-involved individuals across the state through the Re-entry Specialized Employment Counseling & Training (ReSpECT)WORKS program. This program provides intensive case management and career navigation for eligible individuals released from the prison system in…

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State Agency Employment on Display at In-Person Career Fair

Nov 6, 2023

TOPEKA – Jobseekers are invited to attend the State of Kansas State Agency Career Fair at the State Capitol Building’s first floor rotunda from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 8. This career fair, co-hosted by KANSASWORKS and the Kansas Department of Commerce, will feature 16 state agencies representing…

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Abundant Career Prospects Available Across the State

Oct 18, 2023

TOPEKA – Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland urges jobseekers and employers looking for talent to participate in the October Statewide Virtual Job Fair, hosted by KANSASWORKS, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 25. “Kansas is continuing to see a dominant trajectory of growth that is bringing thousands…

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Governor Kelly Announces Recipients of More than $500K in Registered Apprenticeship Grants

Sep 28, 2023

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced a total of $528,478 has been awarded by the Kansas Department of Commerce to eight entities across the state for projects that will attract and retain employees and build the state workforce through registered apprenticeships.  “Last year, I created the Office of Registered Apprenticeship…

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Virtual Job Fair to Highlight Hundreds of State Agency Opportunities

Sep 20, 2023

TOPEKA – Jobseekers are encouraged to attend the upcoming State of Kansas Agencies Virtual Job Fair from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 27. This month’s virtual fair, hosted by KANSASWORKS, will feature many exciting employment opportunities available across the state’s 98 government agencies. Currently, there are more than…

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Governor Kelly Celebrates Nearly 40% Increase in Apprentices Since Creation of Office of Registered Apprenticeship One Year Ago

Sep 6, 2023

TOPEKA – Today marks one year since Governor Laura Kelly established the Office of Registered Apprenticeship through Executive Order 22-07. The Office was created to strengthen workforce development and grow the economy by modernizing and expanding apprenticeship opportunities and by building partnerships with educational institutions.   Since Governor Kelly’s executive order, Kansas…

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Career Opportunities in Kansas Plentiful for Those Seeking Work

Aug 16, 2023

TOPEKA – Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland invites jobseekers and employers to participate in this month’s Statewide Virtual Job Fair, hosted by KANSASWORKS, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 23. “In 2023 alone, more than 1,500 jobseekers registered to speak with the 200-plus employers participating…

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