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Virtual Job Fair to Highlight Hundreds of State Agency Opportunities 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 700 vacancies across the state. Governor Kelly Travels to Japan, South Korea to Create More Jobs for Kansans This week, Governor Laura Kelly traveled to Japan and South Korea to participate in the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association (MWJA/JMWA) Conference. While there, she met with business leaders to continue building on Kansas’ historic economic development success and create new job opportunities for Kansas workers. Kansas Commerce Department Hires New International Director Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland announced today Laura Lombard has been named the agency’s new International Director. Lombard brings 15 years of experience in international relations and business development to the position, most recently serving as President and CEO of Kansas Global Trade Services in Wichita. Governor Kelly Announces Funding to Grow Small Business Exports Governor Laura Kelly today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) awarded $200,000 to the Kansas Department of Commerce to expand the state’s robust export sector, which hit an all-time high of $13.97 billion in 2022. The agency’s International Division oversees the administration of the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) award, enabling eligible businesses to leverage these funds for conducting focused activities that promote export growth. View All


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Workforce Services for Employers

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In Kansas, we know that access to a qualified, trained and educated workforce is central to a company’s success. The Department of Commerce has a number of programs, services and incentives available for employers who choose to call Kansas home.

Federal Bonding Program

This program incentivizes employers hiring individuals whose background can pose significant barriers to securing or retaining employment. Qualified employers may receive fidelity bonds for applicants who have been or may be denied coverage by commercial …

Foreign Labor Certification

The Foreign Labor Certification program qualifies employers to hire foreign or alien workers if unable to find qualified and available U.S. workers to fill vacancies.

Incumbent Worker Program

Build and maintain a quality workforce and increase your competitiveness. This work-based training program helps employers avert potential layoffs and increase the skill level of employees to create a solid workforce pipeline.

Kansas Industrial Retraining

This program is a job retention tool that helps employees of restructuring companies who are likely to be displaced because of obsolete or inadequate job skills and knowledge.

Kansas Industrial Training

This program assists companies involved in job creation in Kansas. Training can include subjects that provide knowledge and specific skills necessary for job entry including instruction on the company’s own production equipment on the plant …

On-the-Job Training

On-the-Job Training allows businesses to train and retain skilled, productive employees. What we do is simple – we work with you to find new employees that you train – your way, on site. We even …

Registered Apprenticeship

Registered Apprenticeship is a talent development model that combines actual work experience with classroom related instruction and produces a worker skilled in the occupation. Sponsoring a Registered Apprenticeship program develops employees to contribute to your …

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

This federal tax credit is available to employers who hire individuals from certain target groups who consistently face barriers to employment.

Workforce AID

This employer-led program is designed to help fill the skills gap by connecting industry with technical training providers and talent pool ready, willing and able to learn specific functions. Cost savings to the employer are …


You are one step closer to finding candidates for your open positions. Unlike most other online job posting sites, creating a KANSASWORKS employer account is absolutely FREE. Once you create your account, you are able to list your open positions, as well as view resumes for qualified candidates!

Resources for Businesses Experiencing Workforce Reductions

Access Rapid Response Resources

Rapid Response teams work with employers to quickly maximize public and private resources to minimize disruptions associated with job loss.

Provide Notice of Layoffs

The WARN Act requires advance notice to the Kansas Dislocated Worker Unit in cases of qualified plant closings and mass layoffs.