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Statewide Virtual Job Fair to Showcase New Opportunities for Jobseekers Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland is encouraging jobseekers and employers searching for new talent to participate in the June Virtual Statewide Job Fair. Hosted by KANSASWORKS, the job fair will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 26. Commerce Announces $390,000 in Emergency HEAL Grant Funding Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland today announced more than $390,000 in Emergency Historic Economic Asset Lifeline (E-HEAL) grants has been awarded to five recipients. More than $770,000 private local matching funds will be added to that total, to help bring rural downtown buildings back from likely demolition or collapse – and rehabilitate them back into productive use. Kansas Main Street Selects Eight Rural Communities for New Housing Grant Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland today announced eight inaugural grant recipients of the Residential Opportunities on Main Street (ROOMS) program. A total of eight projects in Designated Kansas Main Street communities are receiving $50,000 each to create a total of 35 new residential units in the upper floors of downtown buildings. Kansas Nonprofits Receive More than $4M in Community Service Program Tax Credits Governor Laura Kelly announced today that $4.1 million in Community Service Program (CSP) Tax Credits have been awarded to support the fundraising efforts of 26 nonprofit organizations across Kansas. These funds will enhance local access to quality childcare, healthcare, education, arts, and housing services. View All

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Rapid Response

Proactively responding to workforce reductions
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Shelly Thompson, Public Service Executive II

(785) 230-8158

[email protected]

Rapid Response is a program designed to respond to layoffs and plant closings in Kansas by quickly coordinating services and providing immediate aid to companies and their affected workers.  Rapid Response teams will work with employers and employee representatives to quickly maximize public and private resources to minimize disruptions associate with job loss. 

Rapid Response can provide customized services on-site at an affected company, accommodate work schedules and assist companies and workers through the painful transitions associated with job loss. 

Rapid Response is carried out by local workforce development agencies in partnership with local KANSASWORKS Workforce Centers. Many services are available through KANSASWORKS Mobile Workforce Centers – from resume and interview workshops, career counseling, re-skilling, skills upgrading and job training.

Rapid Response Serves Laid-off Workers

Rapid Response provides access to a comprehensive range of direct services, benefits, training opportunities and income support.

Rapid Response Serves Employers

Rapid response provides support to help avoid future layoffs, access incumbent worker training programs and skilled job seekers and to become familiar with employment rights and regulations such as the WARN Act, administered by the Department of Labor.

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Rapid Response provides support to help avoid future layoffs, access incumbent worker training programs and skilled job seekers and to become familiar with employment rights and regulations such as the WARN Act, administered by the Department of Labor.

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