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Governor Kelly Celebrates 2023 Exporter of the Year: Tank Connection Governor Laura Kelly visited Tank Connection in Parsons today to officially honor the company for being named the 2023 Governor’s Exporter of the Year. Tank Connection, a global leader in dry bulk and liquid storage systems, exports to 64 countries across six continents. Governor Kelly Announces More than $8M to be Invested in Digital Opportunities Governor Laura Kelly announced today that Kansas is receiving $8.2 million to begin implementing the Kansas Digital Equity (DE) Plan, which recently received federal approval. This announcement solidifies the state’s commitment to transform the landscape of high-speed internet connectivity and digital opportunity across Kansas. Nominations Open for 2024 Minority, Women Enterprise Development Awards Today Lieutenant Governor and Department of Commerce Secretary David Toland announced a call for nominations for the 2024 Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Awards. These annual awards are one way the agency acknowledges and observes the growing impact that minority- and women-led companies have on their communities and the Kansas economy. Governor Kelly Announces KMW to Invest $105M in Sterling, Create 251 New Jobs in Kansas Governor Laura Kelly today announced that KMW, a precision manufacturer of agricultural front loaders, backhoes, and other attachments, will invest $105 million to construct a new North American headquarters and state-of-the-art production facility in Sterling. The venture will create 251 new jobs, resulting in a local workforce of 485. View All

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Governor Kelly Announces Launch of MeadowLARK Grant Program to Expand Apprenticeship Opportunities in Kansas

Jul 24, 2023

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that the Kansas Office of Apprenticeship has launched the MeadowLARK — Leading Apprenticeship Results in Kansas — Initiative to expand the state’s Registered Apprenticeship opportunities further. “MeadowLARK is an important tool that will be used to grow the state’s skilled workforce in rural and…

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Virtual Job Fair to Showcase Hundreds of Available State Positions

Jul 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. on Wednesday, July 26. This virtual fair, hosted by KANSASWORKS, will focus on employment opportunities available within many of the state’s 98 government agencies. Currently, there are almost…

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KANSASWORKS to Host Statewide Virtual Job Fair on June 21

Jun 15, 2023

TOPEKA – Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland encourages jobseekers and employers to participate in the next Statewide Virtual Job Fair, hosted by KANSASWORKS, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 21. “Our state is experiencing unprecedented levels of growth as companies are expanding, relocating and getting…

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Kansas Commerce Department Announces Training Opportunities Available to Employers Through KTRAIN

Jun 1, 2023

TOPEKA – Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland today announced the rebranding of the Kansas Workforce Aligned with Industry Demand (AID) program to Kansas Training and Retention Aligned with Industry Need (KTRAIN). In partnership with the Kansas Board of Regents, the Kansas Department of Commerce had developed Workforce…

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Discover State Agency Employment Opportunities at May Virtual Job Fair

May 8, 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, May 17. This virtual fair, which is hosted by KANSASWORKS, will focus on highlighting employment opportunities within many of the state’s 98 government agencies. “Our state agency…

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Commerce Promotes Statewide Virtual Job Fair for Employers and Jobseekers

Apr 13, 2023

TOPEKA – Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland encourages jobseekers and employers looking to hire to participate in the April Statewide Virtual Job Fair, hosted by KANSASWORKS. This virtual event will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 19. “Our goal is to attract and…

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Commerce Announces Virtual Job Fair in March For State Agency Jobs

Mar 22, 2023

TOPEKA – Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland encourages jobseekers to attend a State of Kansas Agencies Virtual Job Fair hosted by KANSASWORKS, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29. This virtual fair will focus on highlighting employment opportunities within many of the state’s 98…

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Department of Commerce announces $30 Million in New Workforce Grant Programs

Mar 13, 2023

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Commerce today announced $30 million will be made available under the Aviation Learning Opportunities & Funded Training (ALOFT) and Delivering Residents and Workforce (DRAW) grant programs. The ALOFT program will provide $20 million in funding for training development and expansions requiring new job opportunities…

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Commerce Encourages Jobseekers to Attend this Month’s Statewide Virtual Job Fair

Feb 16, 2023

TOPEKA – Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland encourages jobseekers and employers to participate in the next Statewide Virtual Job Fair, hosted by KANSASWORKS, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 22. “Between Kansas companies expanding and more businesses choosing to relocate here, the Kansas economy is…

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Governor Kelly Announces First Virtual Job Fair of 2023

Jan 20, 2023

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly invites jobseekers to participate in the first Virtual Job Fair of 2023, hosted by KANSASWORKS. This virtual fair will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, and will highlight employment opportunities within many of the state’s 98 government agencies. There are close…

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