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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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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Kansas Local Workforce Area II West Receives Prestigious Award for Veteran Service

Aug 13, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) recently awarded Kansas’ Local Workforce Area II West with the Mark Sanders Award for Exceptional Service to Veterans. “Kansas veterans deserve to be treated with the utmost respect and dignity, and helping them find meaningful…

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Launch of My Reemployment Plan

Jun 16, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced the launch of My Reemployment Plan, a program designed to support Kansans with job-search efforts. “My Reemployment Plan is a great tool to provide Kansans with the resources needed to secure high-quality, in-demand jobs,” Governor Kelly said. “While it’s welcome news that our…

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Governor Laura Kelly Kicks Off Reemployment Program, Visits Workforce Center

Mar 31, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today visited Lenexa’s KANSASWORKS center to celebrate the relaunch of Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment Program (RESEA) and the return of in-person consultations in order to better serve the specific needs of Kansans looking for work.  “Kansans are getting back to school and back to…

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces KANSASWORKS Virtual Job Fair Dedicates Day to Serving Veterans

Mar 22, 2021

Governor Laura Kelly and Commerce Secretary David Toland with a group from the Kansas Air National Guard at the Paris Air Show, 2019 TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that, to support those in our state who have served in the armed forces, this month's KANSASWORKS Statewide Virtual Job Fair…

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces KANSASWORKS Virtual Job Fair Begins Today

Feb 23, 2021

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced the next KANSASWORKS Statewide Virtual Job Fair will begin today, Feb. 23. The fair will continue through Thursday, Feb. 25. The virtual fair will allow job seekers to easily live chat with employers from across the state through computers and mobile devices.  Click…

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces new KANSASWORKS.com Site to Connect Job Seekers with Kansas Employers

Feb 22, 2021

TOPEKA – Today, Governor Laura Kelly announced the launch of the newly redesigned KANSASWORKS.com website to provide a more user-friendly experience for job seekers and employers. Dubbed KANSASWORKS: NextGen, the new site features an updated user interface, making it easier for employers and job seekers to find the services they…

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KANSASWORKS Virtual Job Fair Begins Tuesday

Oct 26, 2020

TOPEKA—Governor Laura Kelly today encouraged Kansans to participate in the sixth KANSASWORKS Statewide Virtual Job Fair, which begins tomorrow, October 27 and will continue through Thursday, October 29. The virtual fair will allow job seekers to easily live chat with employers from across the state through computers and mobile devices.…

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Department of Commerce’s Third KANSASWORKS Statewide Virtual Job Fair

Jul 28, 2020

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that the third KANSASWORKS Statewide Virtual Job Fair will be held today, Tuesday, July 28, through Thursday, July 30. “We need to maintain a strong, healthy workforce in our state, and getting Kansans back to work safely is one of my top priorities,”…

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Department of Commerce launches COVID jobs website

Apr 1, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce today launched a new jobs website, connecting job seekers with Kansas businesses hiring to fill urgent needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 jobs site, kansasworks.com/coronavirus, allows employers from essential industries to quickly and easily post critical positions that need to be…

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KANSASWORKS issues Workforce Centers operations update

Mar 17, 2020

Topeka, Kan. – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, KANSASWORKS Workforce Centers will be taking actions to reduce contact and maintain social distancing as directed by the Centers for Disease Control. KANSASWORKS Workforce Centers will remain open, but with limited services to the public. Individuals should call (877) 509-6757 to ensure…

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