unemployment rate as of December 2019
of Kansans have a bachelor’s degree or higher
per capita income
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 …
This federal tax credit is available to employers who hire individuals from certain target groups who consistently face barriers to employment.
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 …
Rapid Response teams work with employers to quickly maximize public and private resources to minimize disruptions associated with job loss.
The WARN Act requires advance notice to the Kansas Dislocated Worker Unit in cases of qualified plant closings and mass layoffs.