PAOLA, KANSAS – Southeast KANSASWORKS, Inc., the Local Workforce Development Board covering 17 counties in Southeast Kansas, has announced the closure of its Paola Workforce Center, scheduled to take effect on June 27th, 2023, at 5:00 PM. This decision has been made after careful consideration and in alignment with the organization’s mission to optimize resources, enhance efficiency, and better serve the community.

The closure of the Paola Workforce Center is a strategic move that allows Southeast KANSASWORKS to adapt and evolve in response to changing market dynamics and the evolving needs of job seekers and employers. The decision aims to streamline operations, consolidate resources, and focus on delivering impactful workforce development programs and services.

While the closure of the Paola Workforce Center represents a significant change, Southeast KANSASWORKS wants to assure the community, job seekers, and employers that the organization remains committed to providing comprehensive workforce solutions.

Job seekers in the Paola area will continue to have access to a wide range of employment services and resources through Southeast KANSASWORKS virtually or in person appointments.

Southeast KANSASWORKS remains committed to its mission of connecting job seekers with meaningful employment opportunities while helping businesses thrive. The organization will continue to work closely with the community, partners, and stakeholders to deliver effective workforce solutions and contribute to the economic growth and prosperity of Miami County and the surrounding area.

Individuals and businesses in need of assistance can contact the Emporia Workforce Center at 620-342-3355. For inquiries or further information regarding the closure of the Paola Workforce Center, please contact the Southeast KANSASWORKS Administrative Office at 620-208-6341.

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