Southeast KANSASWORKS Local Area V Workforce Development Area is seeking PROPOSALS for an entity or consortium of entities to serve as the WIOA One-Stop Operator in the comprehensive, affiliate, and satellite One-Stop Centers in the 17-county area. Email malaw528@aol.com to request a copy of the Request for Proposals. Proposals are due electronically by 2:00 p.m, 5/24/19 to malaw528@aol.com.
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WELCOME TO THE PAOLA JOB CENTER

Business Hours:

Monday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Business Address

1 South Pearl, Suite A
Paola, KS 66071
(913) 937-9462
(913) 937-9463 Fax

Paola Job Center Upcoming Events

Nov 07

Veterans and Non-Veterans Self Employment Event

November 7 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Emporia KS

PAOLA RESOURCE GUIDE

Is This Guide For Me?

Is This Guide For Me?

Our Resource Guide is a directory of services and information for jobseekers.

Childcare & Educational Services

Childcare & Educational Services

Childcare Provider List
www.ks.childcareaware.org
877-678-2548
A tool to look up State approved providers in your area.

ECKAN Early Head Start 0-3 years
913-294-4880
110 E. Peoria, Paola
In home education and understanding of each stage, nutrition and family services beginning prenatal to 3 years of age.

ECKAN Head Start 3 – 5 years of age
913-294-4880
110 E. Peoria, Paola
Education, nutrition and family services.

GED Classes at Osawatomie High School
913-294-8018

Paola Adult Education Center
913-294-8018
GED preparation, workforce skills training, life skills training, financial literacy, and computer technology. They also offer English Language class.

Parents as Teachers
913-294-5599
Helping parents understand each stage of child’s development from birth to 3.

Post-Secondary & Technical Ed

Post-Secondary & Technical Ed

Fort Scott Community College
CNA, CMA, Construction, Welding

Neosho County Community College
CNA, CMA, Construction, Welding

Johnson County Community College
Overland Park

Rasmussen College
Overland Park

Flint Hills Technical Institute
Emporia

Emporia State University
Emporia

Peaslee Tech
Lawrence

We Care Online
Healthcare Online

APEX CDL Training
Kansas City, KS

Kansas City Kansas Community College
Kansas City, KS

Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL)
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Department for Children and Families

Department for Children and Families

DCF Assistance for Childcare Subsidy
913-755-2162
616 Brown Ave., Osawatomie
You can apply in person or complete an online application at www.dcf.ks.gov

DCF Assistance for Food (SNAP)
Supplmental Nutrition Assistance Program
913-755-2162
616 Brown Ave., Osawatomie
SNAP provides qualifying low-income households with food benefits. You can apply in person or complete an online application at www.dcf.ks.gov

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
913-755-2162
616 Brown Ave., Osawatomie
Eligible needy families may receive a cash benefit while they look for work as long as they meet program requirements. You can apply in person or complete an online application at www.dcf.ks.gov

Vocational Rehab
913-755-2162, Alicia
616 Brown Ave., Osawatomie
Assistance to restore or develop the working abilities of physically and mentally disabled persons. You can apply in person or complete an online application at www.dcf.ks.gov

Department of Commerce

Department of Commerce

Older Job Seekers
Older Kansas Employment Program (OKEP)
785-291-3280
Cindy Nau
(OKEP) is designed to provide Kansans aged 55 and over with employment placement services with emphasis on employment in the private sector.

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
785-291-3280
Cindy Nau
SCSEP is a federally-funded, work based training program providing economically disadvantaged older persons the opportunity to gain key work skills necessary for viable employment.

Ex-Offenders
Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
Ashla Stowe
785-296-7435
WOTC helps people move from welfare to work and gain on-the-job experience by encouraging private employers to hire within one of several targeted groups.

Federal Bonding Program
Ashla Stowe
785-296-7435
The Federal Bonding Program provides individual fidelity bonds to employers for job applicants who are (or may be) denied coverage.

Registered Apprenticeship
620-342-3355
Brandon Stiner
Registered Apprenticeship Coordinator
Registered Apprenticeship is an employment and training program where you learn while you earn, you will receive a journeyman certificate nationally recognized for a skilled profession in a specific field, such as construction, health care, or culinary arts. Registered Apprenticeship combines classroom studies with on-the-job training supervised by a skilled employee.

Veterans
Richard Snook
Veteran Representative
620-342-3355
richard.snook@ks.gov
If you are a Veteran and would like to work one-on-one with a Veteran Representative please contact our office. 

Department of Labor

Department of Labor

Unemployment Benefits
800-292-6333
getkansasbenefits.gov
For individuals needing to file Unemployment, they can visit getkansasbenefits.gov to apply or can call the call center in Topeka at 800-292-6333. Most individuals visiting the Job Center have already filed for UI and are needing assistance completing the My Reemployment Plan document, which will be faxed to UI after it is completed.

Labor Market Information
Labor market information can be retrieved from klic.dol.ks.gov
KLIC is a powerful job search, career assessment, and labor market information system. KLIC was specifically designed for job seekers, students, employers, training providers, workforce professionals, and others seeking to explore local labor markets in Kansas. Whether you are planning your career or your next business expansion in Kansas, KLIC has information you can use.

Other

Other

Homelessness
My Father’s House Homeless Shelter, Paola
913-294-3600

Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker
SER Corporation
620-682-0008
Henry Coronado
The National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) provides funding and services to eligible MFSWs to help them achieve economic self-sufficiency. They can provide supportive services while they work in their current job, and then assist them in acquiring a new job that offers better pay and a more stable employment outlook.

If You Are An Employer Contact The Following...

Carla Black

Business Services

(913) 937-9462 ext. 105

Irene Brenon

Business Services Director

(913) 937-9462 ext. 101

If You Are A Job Seeker Contact The Following...

Jennifer Skieens

Job Training

(913) 937-9462 ext. 103

Lana Davis

Trade Adjustment Assistance

(620) 342-3355 ext. 109

If You Are A Young Adult Contact The Following...

Kaylee Silvers

Young Adult Advisor

(913) 937-9462 ext. 104

If You Are A Veteran Contact The Following...

Richard Snook

Veterans Representative

(620) 342-3355 ext. 113

Would You Like To Speak To A Manager? ...

Lynn Minor

Fiscal Manager

(913) 937-9462 ext. 102

STATE HOLIDAYS - OFFICE CLOSED:

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY Monday, January 21, 2019
MEMORIAL DAY Monday, May 27, 2019
INDEPENDENCE DAY Thursday, July 4, 2019
Friday, July 5, 2019
LABOR DAY Monday, September 2, 2019
VETERANS DAY Monday, November 11, 2019
THANKSGIVING DAY Thursday, November 28, 2019
Friday, November 29, 2019
CHRISTMAS Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Wednesday, December 25, 2019

TOUR OF SERVICES

Did you know?

News & helpful tips from Southeast KANSASWORKS

Debbie Cherry Awarded Volunteer of the Year Award

Debbie Cherry, Workforce Specialist for the Pittsburg Workforce Center, was given the Volunteer of the Year award last night at the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet. Congratulations, Debbie!

Lana Davis Recognized for 30 Years of Service to the State of Kansas

Lana Davis, TAA Case Manager for the Emporia Workforce Center, was recognized for her 30 years of service to the State of Kansas. Congratulations, Lana!

First Spanish Translator Apprentice in the State of Kansas

Flint Hills Community Health center has partnered with Southeast KANSASWORKS to utilize the Kansas Registered Apprenticeship Program to sign the first Spanish Translator apprentice in the entire State of Kansas. Through this program, Flint Hills Community Health...

SOUTHEAST KANSASWORKS
UPCOMING EVENTS

Tue 18

Paola Office

June 18 @ 8:00 am - July 27 @ 5:00 pm
Tue 18

July 4-5 Holiday

June 18 @ 8:00 am - July 6 @ 5:00 pm
Nov 07

Veterans and Non-Veterans Self Employment Event

November 7 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Southeast KANSASWORKS, Inc. is one of five Workforce Development Areas in Kansas designated by the Governor under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

We serve the residents of 17 Kansas counties: Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Coffey, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Crawford, Elk, Greenwood, Labette, Linn, Lyon, Miami, Montgomery, Wilson, and Woodson.

American Job Centers are located in

Emporia, Chanute, Independence, Paola and Pittsburg.

 

Southeast KANSASWORKS, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program-Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.