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 – Closed

Business Address

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


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
A tool to look up State approved providers in your area.

ECKAN Early Head Start 0-3 years
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
110 E. Peoria, Paola
Education, nutrition and family services.

GED Classes at Osawatomie High School

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

Parents as Teachers
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 State University

Peaslee Tech

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
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
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)
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)
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)
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.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
Ashla Stowe
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
The Federal Bonding Program provides individual fidelity bonds to employers for job applicants who are (or may be) denied coverage.

Registered Apprenticeship
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.

Richard Snook
Veteran Representative
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
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.



My Father’s House Homeless Shelter, Paola

Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker
SER Corporation
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...

Kaylee Silvers

Job Training

Lana Davis

Trade Adjustment Assistance

(620) 342-3355 ext. 109

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

Jennifer Graber

Young Program Director

Kaylee Silvers

Young Adult Advisor

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


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


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