Kansas WORKReady Certificate

The Kansas WORKReady! Certificate is nationally recognized,
letting EMPLOYERS know a job candidate’s skills before they even walk into the interview.

Ready to Hire Someone?

Southeast KANSASWORKS can connect you with
a skilled and trained workforce to meet your company’s needs!

Young Adults

Employment, Education & Training Opportunities
for Young Adults – Ages 16 – 24 

Kansas Registered Apprenticeship Program

The Kansas Registered Apprenticeship Program balances a unique partnership
between job seekers and employers throughout the state.

The program incorporates classroom studies through on-the-job training supervised by a skilled employee.

Veterans' Services

The U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans’
Employment and Training Service (VETS)
offers employment and training services
to eligible veterans through a non-competitive
Jobs for Veterans State Grants Program.

COVID-19 Operations

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Southeast KANSASWORKS Workforce Centers
are now open by appointment only and also continue to provide virtual services.

Find career, training and job search resources just for you!

Southeast KANSASWORKS Inc.
Southeast KANSASWORKS Inc.
Southeast KANSASWORKS offices are offering virtual services only effective Monday, November 30th through Monday, January 4th in efforts to help slow the spread of COVID 19. Please call your local workforce center to schedule a virtual appointment. Workforce Center staff are available Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to Noon and from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Please note: We open at 9:00 am on Thursday.
Southeast KANSASWORKS Inc.
Southeast KANSASWORKS Inc.
The Paola Workforce Center is open for Virtual Services Only until Monday, November 30th. If you are in need of services please call 913-937-9462.
Southeast KANSASWORKS Inc.
Southeast KANSASWORKS Inc.
Congratulations to graduating Department of Commerce Apprentices of 2020 and our very own Gina Smith & Miriam Franco for completing their Registered Apprenticeship Program!!! #NAW
Southeast KANSASWORKS Inc.
Southeast KANSASWORKS Inc.
Are you an Employer curious about RA?? Well this is how it works:

A Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) is a proven model of apprenticeship that has been validated by the U.S. Department of Labor or a State Apprenticeship Agency.

RAPs enable and energize more employers to participate and provide them access to larger talent pools that have been trained for entry-level to management positions, thereby meeting industry demands and reducing unemployment rates across the country.

There are five core building blocks involved in creating and operating a Registered Apprenticeship Program. Depending on where you are in the program creation process, you may choose to start at a different building block. For example, if you're new to apprenticeship you may start to first explore how apprenticeship is used across industry and geography. If you're already familiar with apprenticeship, you can begin to build, partner, and register your program. Regardless of where you are on the journey, we are here to help you!
Southeast KANSASWORKS Inc.
Southeast KANSASWORKS Inc.
To all veterans of all branches: Thank you for your sacrifice, your bravery, and the example you set for us all. In short, thank you for your service! To all those who have served, and those who continue to serve… Happy Veterans Day!

To learn the history behind Veterans Day, click the link below: http://ow.ly/CWDi50BYP7N
Southeast KANSASWORKS Inc.
Southeast KANSASWORKS Inc.
Southeast KANSAWORKS offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th in observance of Veteran's Day.

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We can help you identify your career interests and educate you about the in-demand careers in the local area.

Begin your online job search where you can search for jobs by location or by keyword.

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Adult Education

Enroll in adult education and college Career Technical Education courses

Learn English as a second language

Prepare for the GED® Test

Strengthen reading, writing, and math skills

Learn more

Job Fairs

KANSASWORKS will be holding virtual job fairs!

December – 8, 9, 10

January – 12, 13, 14

January 26, 27, 28

February 23, 24, 25

Pre-Register Here

Tour of Services

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– Job Seekers –

We offer a wide range of employment services at no cost!

 Referrals to Employment
Job Listings
Work-Based Learning Opportunities
Career Counseling
Resume Writing Tools and Interviewing Skills
Resources Rooms with Computer and Internet Access
Outreach and Remote Services
Job Fairs and Hiring Events
Access to Training Programs
Work Ready Assessment and Certification
Veteran’s’ Services
Similar Employment-Related Services

The Southeast Kansas Local Area V Workforce Center system is designed to provide a full range of services and assistance opportunities to job seekers and employers under one roof, serving the residents of 17 Kansas Counties.

American Job Center Office Hours:

Southeast KANSASWORKS offices are open by appointment only.

Monday – Friday
8:30 am – Noon
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We open at 9:00 am each Thursday

(Paola Office – Closed on Fridays)


Schedule an Appointment

Appointments will be scheduled during open hours, in 30 minute and 1-hour increments, based upon need.  You must pass COVID-19 screening procedures prior to entering the Workforce Center including temperature checks.  Masks are recommended and will be available to you.

Contact your local Workforce Center to schedule an appointment today!

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