Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services are the cornerstone of our efforts to empower Kansans with disabilities to become gainfully employed and self-sufficient.
When people with disabilities are employed, everyone wins.
  • People with disabilities who become employed spend their earnings in local communities on housing, groceries, transportation . . . on life.  They contribute as tax payers.  Reliance on public assistance is reduced.
  • Employment of people with disabilities is good for Kansas businesses and industries.  They have access to qualified employees to meet their workforce needs in a competitive marketplace.
  • It’s good for the economy.  For each dollar earned as a result of a VR placement, there is about $1.66 in total earnings generated through the economy, according to a study done by Wichita State University.  Further, for each person employed through VR, there are about 1.85 total jobs created in the overall economy.

If you have a disability and you want to work, please contact us.

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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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Wed 19

Paola Office

June 18 @ 8:00 am - July 27 @ 5:00 pm
Wed 19

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.