WELCOME TO THE PAOLA WORKFORCE CENTER

Southeast KANSASWORKS offices are offering virtual services onlyPlease call your local workforce center or use the form below to schedule a virtual appointment.

Business Address:

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

Business Hours:

Monday and Wednesday 

8:30 am – Noon
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
(Closed Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)

Our offices will be closed for the holidays on the following dates:

Thursday, December 24th, Friday, December 25th, closing at noon on Thursday, December 31st, and closed Friday, January 1st.

Unemployment Fraud

In Kansas and across the nation, unemployment fraud, identity theft, and scams are on the rise. If you think you are the victim of identity theft or someone has filed a fraudulent claim using your name or information, contact https://www.fraudreport.ks.gov/ with all relevant information.

If you are an employer, and you believe fraudulent claims are being filed against your unemployment insurance account, contact https://www.fraudreport.ks.gov/ with the list of impacted employees and any relevant information.

 Questions on your Unemployment Insurance application or claim please call, 1-800-292-6333 or visit https://www.getkansasbenefits.gov

Schedule an Appointment

Our expert staff can provide one-on-one information and services offered by Southeast KANSASWORKS.

Appointments will be scheduled during open hours, in 30 minute and 1-hour increments, based upon need.

You can request a Virtual Appointment (by phone or video call) or an In-Person Appointment at one of our five Workforce Centers.

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 us by filling out the form (all fields are required) to schedule an appointment today!

Notice:

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.

Workforce Center services and appointments will be provided either virtually or by phone.

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PAOLA RESOURCE GUIDE

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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)
Learn More

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...

adrianne slaughter

Business Services

Ashley Strawder

Business Services Manager

(620) 342-3355 ext. 107
astrawder@sekworks.org

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

Lana Davis

Trade Adjustment Assistance

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

Jennifer Graber

Young Program Director

If You Are A Veteran Contact The Following...

Richard Snook

Veterans Representative

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEAK TO A MANAGER? ...

Lynn Minor

Fiscal Manager

Mary Hunt

Assistant Operations Manager

(620) 232-1222
mhunt@sekworks.org

STATE HOLIDAYS - OFFICE CLOSED:

CHRISTMAS Thursday, December 24, 2020
Friday, December 25, 2020
NEW YEAR'S DAY Friday, January 1, 2021
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY Monday, January 18, 2021
MEMORIAL DAY Monday, May 31, 2021
INDEPENDENCE DAY Friday, July 5, 2021
LABOR DAY Monday, September 6, 2021
VETERANS DAY Thursday, November 11, 2021
THANKSGIVING DAY Thursday, November 25, 2021
Friday, November 26, 2021
CHRISTMAS Friday, December 24, 2021

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