Kansans looking for work or to explore new career opportunities can take advantage of workforce services, tools and support to connect job seekers and employers.
Kansas has a strong and skilled workforce that is ready to contribute to the success of Kansas businesses. With a labor force of over 1.5 million and one of the top-ten lowest unemployment rates in the nation*, come see why companies like Textron Aviation, Dillons Food Stores and AMC Theatres call Kansas “home.”
Kansas offers a number of services to job seekers:
Connecting Kansans with quality employment is a common service provided to job seekers. There are over 70,000 job opportunities on KANSASWORKS.com throughout the state. Visit the Job Seeker Resources Page to be connected with:
KANSASWORKS is a free resource for job seekers and employers. With 27 Workforce Centers around the state, two Mobile Workforce Centers and a number of online services, KANSASWORKS is available to answer any additional questions and provide additional resources. In addition, KANSASWORKS offers a unique, targeted career support to America’s veterans through KanVet, a program that provides direct access to State of Kansas veteran-specific resources and benefits without navigating multiple state agency websites. Services include:
• Employment Resources
• Education Resources
• Health Resources
• Veteran & Family Assistance
• Mental Health Support
KanVet is a service that is offered at no-charge. It provides direct access to State of Kansas veteran-specific resources, benefits without having to navigate multiple state agency websites and has links to helpful forms that veterans often need during their job searches, such as the DD-214. You can quickly and easily search postings and apply for jobs. Be sure and take advantage of the services they offer such as:
We understand that sometimes it’s not always easy out there. While everyone hopes to find their dream job, there are certain times and circumstances where things don’t go as planned. In those cases, it’s important to know where you can turn for help. In addition to federal protections offered, such as your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC), Kansas has enacted workplace laws that are meant to protect both job seekers and those who are currently employed.
Kansas law prohibits unlawful discrimination in areas of employment, housing, or public accommodations. If you feel you have been discriminated against because of your race, religion, color, sex, disability, ancestry, national origin, age [in the area of employment only], familial status [in the area of housing only], or retaliation, you may file a complaint with the Kansas Human Rights Commission. If you think you may have a valid case, you can start by filling out the KHRC’s online questionnaire.